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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Signs of blood transfusion reaction #1067
July 30, 2015

Sometimes, a blood/blood product transfusion may cause a reaction. Most often it will happen during the transfusion or during the first 24 hours after the transfusion. Learn what signs and symptoms to watch for and what to do.

Chest tube insertion #1296
July 28, 2015

A chest tube is a soft, flexible tube that is put in the area between the lung and the chest wall. Learn more about chest tubes.

Helping your child wear a CPAP mask #1451
July 28, 2015

Wearing a CPAP or BiPAP™ mask for the first time can be scary or strange for some children. You can help your child get used to the mask. Learn how to help your child.

Repeat urinary tract infections #1490
July 28, 2015

The urinary tract includes the kidney, ureter, bladder, and urethra. An infection can occur anywhere along this tract. The infection is called a UTI. Learn more about UTIs.

Car seat use after a crash #1274
July 28, 2015

After a crash, you cannot be sure that your child’s car seat is safe. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin recommends that your child’s car seat be replaced after a crash. You want to be sure your child is in a car seat that will protect them from injury if you are in another crash. Learn more about a car seat that was involved in a car crash.

Insurance coverage for formula #1633
July 28, 2015

Insurance policies may or may not pay for formula. This sheet has tips on how you might get help paying for formula.

Incentive spirometer #1158
July 23, 2015

The IS breathing device that helps your child to improve take deep breaths. Learn how this helps your child's lung performance.

Low lactose diet #1209
July 23, 2015

Lactose is a sugar found in dairy products. Learn about a low or controlled lactose diet.

Bronchiolitis #1250
July 23, 2015

Bronchiolitis is an infection that causes swelling in the lungs. Learn more about bronchiolitis.

Anal dilitation
July 23, 2015

Anal dilatations stretch the anus and keep it from getting smaller. Learn why this procedure may be necessary for your child.