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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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.

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.
Neuromuscular scoliosis and VEPTR surgery home care #1194.02
April 13, 2015
Learn how to care for your chilld at home after scoliosis and VEPTR spine surgery.
Fine motor skill delay #1165
April 07, 2015

Fine motor skills are needed to handle small objects, or do detailed work with your hands and fingers. Learn how to help your child develop these skills.

Glucose (sugar) tolerance test #1299
April 04, 2015

This test is done to find out how the body handles glucose (sugar). If the body does not handle sugar like it should, it can cause diabetes. Learn more about, and how to prepare for this test.

Paradoxical vocal fold dysfunction #1197
April 03, 2015

When you inhale, vocal cords are open and air flows through your throat and into your lungs. With PVFD, the vocal cords close part or all of the way when you inhale. It leaves only a small opening for air to flow into your lungs which can cause problems with breathing. Learn the symptoms and treatment.