Patient Handouts/Teaching Sheets are written by Children's Hospital staff and are updated regularly. They include the most important information for families to know when caring for their child. The most commonly used Teaching Sheets can be found by searching below. Click to see the full set of Teaching Sheets.
The waiting time for a transplant varies. Learn what happens once your child's name goes on the kidney transplant wait list.
A splint is often used to limit motion. Sometimes it is used to hold a stretch for a long time. Your therapist or doctor will tell you when your child should wear the splint. This sheet will teach you how to care for the splint.
Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a disease that affects the bones. The tops of the bones should be round. With AVN the bones become somewhat flat which means less blood is flowing to those areas. This slowly causes pain to the area. Learn more about AVN and how it's treated.
Acute chest syndrome occurs when the red blood cells sickle and stick together in the lungs. This does not let enough blood and oxygen get to the lungs which can cause tissue damage. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.
Aplastic crisis means the body has stopped making red blood cells. It is caused by a common cold virus called Parvovirus B19. This virus causes the body to stop making red blood cells which causea blood counts to drop quickly. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.
Hand washing is the most important thing we all can do to prevent the spread of germs. Learn when and and the best way to clean hands.
Infants and young children may have serious injuries inside the body even if there are no symptoms or bruising. Learn more about what tests may be done if needed.