Teaching Sheets

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.

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Kidney transplant wait list #1486
November 13, 2015

The waiting time for a transplant varies. Learn what happens once your child's name goes on the kidney transplant wait list.

Blended liquid diet #2064
April 29, 2015
This sheet discusses blending foods together to make them soft or a liquid so that children can swallow it without chewing. This diet is for children who have had craniofacial or dental surgery or who cannot eat solid or semi-solid foods.
Splint instructions #1322
April 24, 2015

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.

Sickle cell disease: Avascular necrosis #1567
April 22, 2015

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.

Sickle cell disease: Acute chest syndrome #1565
April 22, 2015

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.

Sickle cell disease: Aplastic crisis #1566
April 22, 2015

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 #1315
April 21, 2015

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.

Medical testing for possible injury #1312
April 14, 2015

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.

Thoracolumbar spine surgery home care #1194
April 13, 2015
Learn how to care for your child after Thoracolumbar spine fusion surgery.
Thoracic spine surgery home care #1194.01
April 13, 2015
Learn how to care for your chilld at home after thoracic spine surgery.