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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Bowlegs and knock knees #1493
January 19, 2015

Many children have bowlegs or knock-knees. Find out what you need to know about them and how they are treated.

VAC wound therapy #1399
January 16, 2015

Describes how to use the VAC Via Therapy unit, which helps wounds heal.

VAC Vacuum assisted closure therapy #1329
December 11, 2014

Learn about V.A.C. Therapy, a system with a soft vacuum in it that may be used to help large, or serious wounds heal.

Intravenous pyelogram IVP #1436
November 06, 2014

An IVP is an x-ray exam done to see the urine flow and how the kidneys work.

Mepiform on healed scars #1081
November 06, 2014

This sheet tells you how to use and remove Mepiform, a soft silicone dressing for scar care.

Mepilex Border on draining wounds #1084
November 06, 2014
Thsi sheet tells you about Mepilex Border, a soft silicone dressing used to cover open wounds.
Albustix for urine testing #1488
October 23, 2014

Tells you how to use Albustix®, a testing strip that checks your child’s urine for protein.

Venous malformation #1321
October 22, 2014

A venous malformation is when the veins are thinner and more open (dilated) than normal. This causes slow blood flow, and the veins do not tighten and expand as they should. This can cause blood clots to form. Learn more about these malformations and how they are treated.

Wound skin adhesive home care #1327
October 22, 2014

A skin adhesive is a type of glue that can be used to hold the wound edges together. This sheet explains when and how a skin adhesive is used.

Lymphatic malformation #1320
October 21, 2014

The lymphatic system collects extra fluid from the tissues of the body and carries it back to the veins.  With a lymphatic malformation the system is not formed normally. This leads to swollen or enlarged soft tissues and bones. Learn more about these malformations and how they are treated.