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.

Your child's procedure: What to expect -- #1170
June 12, 2015
If your child has a procedure scheduled at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, this Teaching Sheet will tell you what to expect and how to prepare.
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 Splenic Sequestration #1573
April 23, 2015

Splenic sequestration occurs when blood gets trapped in the spleen causing it to get bigger.  Learn more about splenic sequestration, symptoms, and treatment. 

Sickle cell disease Gallstones #1568
April 23, 2015
Learn more about gallstone symptoms and treatment.
Sickle cell disease Stroke #1574
April 23, 2015
Stroke occurs when red blood cells stick together and prevent the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain.  Learn more about the symptoms and treatment for stroke related to sickle cell disease.
Sickle cell pain episodes #1571
April 23, 2015
Learn more about sickle cell pain, prevention, and treatment.
Sickle cell disease Priapism #1570
April 23, 2015
Priapism is a long and often painful erection of the penis.  Learn more about the symptoms and types of priapism.
Sickle cell disease Retinopathy #1572
April 23, 2015
Learn more about the cause, symptoms, and treatment of sickle cell retinopathy.