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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Shin splints #3048
February 27, 2015

This sheet describes symptoms and treatments for shin splints, an irritation of the lower leg muscles.

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.

Rheumatic heart disease and fever #1581
January 13, 2015

Rheumatic heart disease is damage to the heart valves caused by rheumatic fever.  Rheumatic fever starts with a strep throat caused by bacteria. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.

Caring for a child during a seizure #1994
January 13, 2015

Helpful information for caregivers on how to help a child who is having a seizure.

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.