Education Materials by Category


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This section contains broad-ranging information Children's Hospitals & Clinics has developed about pediatric medicine. Here you will find plain talk about medical conditions or procedures, first aid, and the like. Many topics have illustrations and detailed instructions about how to provide care at home, and when to call for medical advice. Some topics offer links to Hmong, Somali, and Spanish versions.

The information in this section duplicates information given to the parents of Children's patients during their child's care in one of the hospitals or clinics.

This section has medical information, not medical advice. If you or your child has a health problem, contact your clinic. Use these materials only under the guidance of your child's health care provider.


Abdominal Binder: See also: Cast Care, Sprains and Strains

Aerobic Exercise: Finding your child's "target heart rate" to maximize the benefits of exercise. See also: Cystic Fibrosis Exercises

Arm and Hand Strengthening: Home program: Activities to improve muscles in arms, hands, and fingers

Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play: Somali, Spanish This sleep position is one of the most important things you can do to help reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS. Includes helpful ideas for encouraging playtime on the tummy.

Chest Physiotherapy (Birth to 2 Years): Explains NMES treatment and what to expect.

Chest Physiotherapy (Age 2 and Older): Explains NMES treatment and what to expect.

Chest Physiotherapy (Using Trendelenberg): Explains NMES treatment and what to expect.

Cleft Palate - Infant Feeding: Feeding information for an infant with a cleft palate.

Cleft Palate - Speech Development: Information about speech development for a child with a cleft palate.

Cleft Palate - Speech Glossary: Cleft Palate speech glossary.

Cleft Palate - Transitioning to Cup Drinking: Information on how to transition from a bottle to a cup for a child with a cleft palate.

Coughing Exercise: Exercise to loosen and cough up mucus more effectively. See also: Cystic Fibrosis Exercises

Crutches: Spanish How to fit crutches; how to walk, sit, and use stairs. See also: Cast Care, Sprains and Strains

Cystic Fibrosis Exercises: Breathing and fitness exercises to help manage CF. See also: Aerobic Exercise, Coughing Exercise

Cystic Fibrosis L.I.F.E. - Infant

Cystic Fibrosis L.I.F.E. - Ages 1-3

Cystic Fibrosis L.I.F.E. - Ages 4-6

Cystic Fibrosis L.I.F.E. - Ages 7-12

Cystic Fibrosis L.I.F.E - Age 13 and older

Developmental Milestones Birth-6 Months

Developmental Milestones 6-12 Months

Developmental Milestones 12-18 Months

Developmental Milestones 18-24 Months

Developmental Milestones 2-3 Years

Developmental Milestones 3-5 years

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercise: How to "breathe into the belly" to get the most out of each breath. See also: Asthma, Asthma Trigger Control, Cystic Fibrosis Exercises

Drinking liquids: Helpful Hints for You and Your Child: When your child is sick or has had surgery, drinking liquids is very important. This sheet contains some ideas to help your child drink enough for a good recovery. See also: Adenoidectomy: Care at Home, Dental Surgery: Care at Home, Sore Throat, Tonsillectomy with or without Adenoidectomy, Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy (With a Bleeding Disorder)

Handwriting Warm-Ups: Home Program: Activities that wake up the arms and hands so that the child's body is best prepared to practice writing

Hearing and Speech Development: Hmong, Spanish Ways to check a child's hearing and to help with speech development.

Infant Behavior Cues: Helps you to know when to interact with your baby, and signs that your baby is getting overstimulated.

Medical Record Access: Stimulates white blood cell production and development in the bone marrow. See also: Injections (subcutaneous)

Mobility Changes: Helping Children Cope: When children cannot or should not to be as active as usual due to illness or injury, here are some ways to help them and ideas for activities they can do.

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: Explains NMES treatment and what to expect.

NICU Follow-Up (1 month): There are two ways to measure the age of a baby born prematurely: Chronologic age and Adjusted age.

NICU Follow-Up (2 months): Premature babies may not look or act the same as fullterm babies. Parents sometimes wonder, "Is my baby slow? Will my baby catch up?" It is normal to have these concerns.

NICU Follow-Up (3 months): All babies - and especially high-risk babies - need large amounts of caregiving time.

NICU Follow-Up (4 months): Isn't it great that your baby is beginning to sleep longer now at night? Those irregular sleep cycles are finally starting to change and now follow a pattern.

NICU Follow-Up (5 months): At 5 months, many babies start the first phase of an activity and growth spurt that will leave parents breathless.

NICU Follow-Up (6 months): Your baby's personality is blossoming. She is developing ideas about who she is, who cares about her, and who is a stranger.

NICU Follow-Up (7 months): Your baby loves you and wants to please you. Sensible rules and gentle discipline can help you guide and teach your baby. Your baby is learning to cooperate.

NICU Follow-Up (8 months): Your baby is becoming more interested in the world and learns about it by moving around in it - developing from twisting and rolling to creeping and crawling, building skills for walking.

NICU Follow-Up (9 months): Many parents of high-risk infants have mixed feelings about their child's first birthday. On one hand, they are happy as the day approaches. On the other hand, they may feel nervous, irritable, or reluctant to plan a party. Why the mixed feelings?

NICU Follow-Up (10 months): Your baby may show more emotions and moods, both positive and negative.

NICU Follow-Up (11 months): Language development begins long before we ever hear baby's first words. Babies spend months learning to use their mouths, experimenting with sounds, and learning to listen.

NICU Follow-Up (12 months): At twelve months, your baby can do so many things, sometimes so independently that you hardly seem needed at all. Then the next moment, your baby may cling to you and need you more than ever.

NICU Follow-Up (15 months): NICU follow up clinic - education materials for 15 months.

NICU Follow-Up (18 months): NICU follow up clinic - education materials for 18 months.

NICU Follow-Up (24 months): NICU follow up clinic - education materials for 24 months.

NICU Follow-Up (Kindergarten): Going to kindergarten is a major turning point for every child. Even if your child has attended preschool, now she will be expected to be much more grown up, with more responsibilities and more independence.

NICU Follow-Up (Suggested Reading): Suggested books for parents and babies.

Passey-Muir Valve: Explains what a Passey-Muir Valve is, how it works to help chidren with a tracheostomy speak, and what is involved in a Passey-Muir Valve trial.

Playing with Sounds: Ideas for helping your young child improve speech skills.

Resonance Disorders: Information about speech resonance disorders for a child with a cleft palate.

Sign language for hearing children: Gestures and body signals to ease communication.

Speech and Language Development: Birth to 12 Months: What to expect as your baby learns to communicate.

Speech and Language Development: 12 to 18 Months: Typical patterns to expect as a child learns to talk.

Speech and Language Development: 18 to 24 Months: More typical patterns to expect as a child learns to talk.

Speech and Language Development: 24 to 30 Months: More typical patterns to expect as a child learns to talk.

Speech and Language Development: 30 to 36 Months: More typical patterns to expect as a child learns to talk.

The Listening Program - Home Program:

The Listening Program - Introduction:

Thumb Splint: Care at Home: Explains how to apply a thumb splint.

TOT Collar: See also: Cast Care, Sprains and Strains

Traumatic brain injury: Effects on speech: How brain damage might affect your child's speech, and tips for communicating.

Well-Child Check Up (1 to 2 weeks) (English-Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (2 months) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (4 months) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (6 months) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (9 months) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (12 months) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (15 months) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (18 months) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (2 years) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (3 years) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (5-11 years) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Well-Child Check Up (12-16 years) (English - Spanish): What to expect during this age, and how to keep your child safe and healthy.

Word Finding: Information on how to help your child with speech development.


Battery Safety Sheet:

Choking Infant (Up to 1 Year): Hmong, Spanish Steps to relieve choking. See also: Choking (Age 1 and Older), CPR

Choking (Age 1 and Older): Steps to relieve choking. See also: Choking Infant (Up to 1 Year), CPR

CPR (all ages): Steps to take if someone is not breathing and/or the heart has stopped. See also: Choking (Age 1 and Older)

 Describes undescended testicle and the surgery to repair it, what to expect, and how to care for a child who has had this surgery. See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents, Anesthesia: Questions and Answers, Post-anesthesia Care Unit

Frostbite: Spanish Damage to the skin and deeper tissues from exposure to the cold.

Head Injury: Hmong, Spanish What to watch for and what to do when a child's head is injured. See also: Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects on Speech

Head Injury with Bleeding Disorder: Spanish With a bleeding disorder, a head injury can be very serious. Instructions for what to watch for and what to do. See also: Factor Concentrate at Home, Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Bleeding Disorders, Desmopressin (Stimate)

Skin Care for a Child with Limited Mobility:

Wound Care: Hmong, Somali, Spanish How to care for stitches, cuts, and scrapes.


Adrenal Insufficiency: Hormone Replacement Therapy: How to treat it; includes medicine schedule chart.

Anaphylaxis: How to prevent and treat life-threatening allergic reactions. See also: Asthma

Apnea of prematurity: Pauses in breathing of babies born too early. See also: Caffeine (Cafcit), Surfactant

Appendicitis (Possible): Signs of appendicitis.

Asthma: Hmong, Somali, Spanish A chronic lung disease in which the airways are extra-sensitive to exercise, allergies, colds, etc. See also: Asthma trigger control, Asthma medicines, Inhalers, Nebulizer treatments, Peak flow meter, Secondhand Smoke: Protecting Your Family

Asthma Action Plan: Spanish Information about how to recognize early warning signs of an asthma episode, asthma medication, and when to seek help. See also: Asthma, Asthma medicines, Inhalers, Nebulizer treatments, Peak Flow Meter, Secondhand Smoke: Protecting Your Family

Asthma Poster: Somali, Spanish The most important things to understand about asthma: what it is, how to take medicine, and follow up instructions. See also: Asthma, Asthma Medicines, Asthma trigger control, Inhalers, Nebulizer Treatments, Peak Flow Meter

Asthma trigger control: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Triggers cause asthma episodes. This section describes asthma triggers and how to control them to reduce the number and severity of episodes. See also: Asthma, Asthma medicines, Inhalers, Nebulizer treatments, Peak flow meter, Secondhand Smoke: Protecting Your Family

Autonomic Dysreflexia: AD is a set of symptoms that can follow a spinal cord injury: how to recognize an AD episode and what to do.

Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home: Hmong, Spanish Caring for a child with a heart defect or other cardiac condition. See also: Cardiac Catheterization: Care at Home, Cardiac Surgery: Care at Home, Cardiomyopathy, Warfarin (Coumadin), Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis

Cardiomyopathy: Spanish A condition of the heart muscle: diagnosis and treatment.

Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Prevention: Information for families on how to prevent Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs)

Chiari I Malformation:

Chickenpox: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Describes chickenpox and how to treat it. See also: Fever

Chlamydia in Newborns: Signs and treatments of eye infections and pneumonia caused by chlamydia. See also: Conjunctivitis, Eye Drops, Eye Ointment, Pneumonia

Clavicle Fracture: Treatment for a broken collar bone.

Concussion: Information on the signs and symptoms of a concussion, along with how to care for a child with a concussion at home.

Congestive Heart Failure: Somali, Spanish Causes, signs, and treatments for a heart unable to pump blood effectively. See also: Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home, Digoxin (Lanoxin)

Conjunctivitis: Hmong, Spanish Describes conjunctivitis, or pinkeye, and how to treat it. See also: Eye Drops, Eye Ointment

Constipation: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Defines constipation. Explains the causes and how to treat it.

Cradle Cap: Hmong, Spanish Describes cradle cap and how to treat it.

Croup: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Swelling inside the voice box and windpipe, making it hard to breathe. Explains what to do and what to watch for. See also: Fever, Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds)

Diaper Rash: Hmong, Spanish How to prevent and treat diaper rash. See also: Diarrhea

Diarrhea: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Loose bowel movements. What to do and what to watch for. See also: Diaper Rash, Diarrhea Reference Chart, Rotavirus, Vomiting

Diarrhea Reference Chart: Information about specific bacteria, parasites, or viruses that cause diarrhea, how it is spread, and how long it is contagious. See also: Diarrhea, Rotavirus

Digoxin (Lanoxin): Used for patients with congestive heart failure and heart rhythm problems.

Eczema: Hmong, Spanish Chronic dry, itchy skin condition that comes and goes. How to treat it and what to watch for. See also: Allergy Medicines

Febrile Seizures: Spanish Seizures caused by fever. See also: Fever, Seizures

Fever: Hmong, Somali, Spanish What to do for a fever--the body's natural response to infection. See also: Febrile Seizures

Gastroesophageal Reflux: Hmong, Spanish The backup of stomach contents into the esophagus. See also: Choking Infant (up to 1 year), H-2 Blockers, Proton-Pump Inhibitors

Genetic Conditions: Hmong, Somali, Spanish The basics of genetics, genetic conditions, and genetic testing See also: Neurofibromatosis Type 1, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: A serious infection that destroys red blood cells and platelets and may cause kidney damage. See also: Dialysis

Imperforate Anus: Corrective treatments for a newborn whose anal opening is missing or abnormally placed. See also: Fecal Pouch Emptying, Pouch Change: One Piece, Pouch Change: Two Piece (Using Newborn Pouch and Wafer)

Impetigo: Hmong, Spanish Impetigo is an infection of a sore or scratch on the skin: how to treat it.

Infant Pulmonary Functions:

Intraventricular Hemorrhage (IVH) in Premature Infants: Bleeding inside a baby's brain ventricles: causes and signs.

Jaundice in Newborns: Spanish A blood condition that can result in yellowish skin color.

Kawasaki Disease: A disease with rash and fever. It can affect the heart if not treated.

Kinesio Tape:

Latex Allergy: Latex is the sap of the rubber tree: How to recognize a latex allergy and what to do about it.

Lice: Hmong, Spanish What to do if your child's scalp has these insects. Includes steps to rid lice from the home.

Meningitis: Hmong, Spanish Infection of the brain and spinal cord membranes: signs and treatments.

Multi-drug resistant organism (MDRO): Some bacteria have strains that are resistant to certain antibiotics. Discusses how it is spread and ways to control it.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Spanish A serious infection of the intestine, often in premature babies: diagnosis and treatment. See also: Pain in Infants

Neurofibromatosis Type 1: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Causes, how it is diagnosed, problems it causes, and treatment. See also: Genetic Conditions

Otitis Media: Hmong, Somali, Spanish How to treat otitis media or middle ear infection. See also: Fever, Upper Respiratory Infections (colds)

Pain in Children and Adolescents: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Causes of pain and what to watch for. Taking a "team approach" to increasing comfort. See also: Anesthetic Cream (EMLA; LMX4), Epidural Analgesia, Fever, Patient-Controlled Analgesia, Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Pain in Infants: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Causes of pain and what to watch for. Taking a "team approach" to making your baby as comfortable as possible. See also: Anesthetic cream (EMLA; LMX4), Epidural Analgesia, Fever

Patent Ductus Arteriosus: Hmong, Spanish Occurs when a certain blood vessel in a baby's heart does not close normally after birth. See also: Cardiac surgery: Care at Home, Pain in Infants

Pertussis: Signs and treatments for the respiratory infection also known as chooping cough. See also: Nebulizer Treatments

Pinworms: Hmong, Spanish Defines pinworms and explains how to get rid of them.

Plagiocephaly: Medical name for a flattenend head in babies. Discusses causes and treatments. See also: Torticollis

Pneumonia: Hmong, Somali, Spanish A lung infection caused by bacteria, virus, or fungus: signs and treatment. See also: Fever, Upper Respiratory Infections (colds)

Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Infant): A lung condition that causes breathing problems, most often in premature infants. See also: Pain in Infants, Surfactant

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Hmong, Spanish A virus that causes respiratory infections: signs, treatments, and prevention. See also: Bronchiolitis, Pneumonia, Upper Respiratory Infections (colds)

Retinopathy of Prematurity: Spanish A disease affecting some premature babies eyes. Explains the disease, treatments, and the importance of eye exams.

Ringworm of the Scalp: Hmong, Spanish How it is diagnosed and what to do for it. See also: Ringworm of the Skin

Ringworm of the Skin: Hmong, Somali, Spanish How it is diagnosed and what to do for it. See also: Ringworm of the scalp

Rotavirus: Hmong, Spanish A viral infection causing severe watery diarrhea. See also: Diarrhea, Diaper Rash, Diarrhea Reference Chart

Scabies: Spanish A contagious skin disease caused by mites: signs and treatments.

Seizures: Hmong, Spanish Electrical disturbances in the brain: types of seizures, what to do, and what to expect in the hospital. See also: Diazepam (Valium); Rectal, Phenytoin (Dilantin), Phenobarbital, Febrile Seizures

Sepsis: Spanish An infection in the blood: signs and treatment.

Sickle Cell Pain Control: Guidelines for fluids, medicines, and pain-relieving aids. See also: Pain in Children and Adolescents

Sore Throat: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Explains the difference between a viral sore throat and strep throat, and what to do for each. See also: Drinking liquids: Helpful Hints for You and Your Child

Sprains and Strains: How to care for a sprain (injury to joint ligaments) and a strain (injury to muscles or tendons). See also: Crutches

Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Causes, how it is diagnosed, problems it causes, and treatment.

Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis: Prophylaxis: Spanish Precautions to take when a child has a heart condition and is scheduled for dental work or some surgeries. See also: Cardiac Catheterization: Care at Home, Cardiac Conditions: Care at Home, Cardiac Surgery: Care at Home

Supraventricular Tachycardia: Signs of a fast heartbeat, and what to do.

Thrush: Hmong, Spanish A yeast infection in the mouth; how to treat it.

Toe Walking (Idiopathic):

Tracheoesophageal Fistula: Occurs when a newborn's trachea and esophagus have developed abnormally: diagnosis and treatment.

Tuberculosis: Somali, Spanish A bacterial disease usually affecting the lungs: signs, diagnosis, precautions, and treatments. See also: Tuberculosis Skin Test

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Causes, how it is diagnosed, problems it causes, and treatment. See also: Genetic Conditions

Upper Respiratory Infections (Colds): Hmong, Somali, Spanish How to treat colds and prevent their spread. See also: Croup, Fever, Otitis Media

Urinary Tract Infection: Hmong, Spanish Signs of urinary tract infection vary by age. How to prevent and treat them. See also: Urodynamic studies

Vesicoureteral Reflux: Hmong, Spanish Occurs when urine backs up from the bladder toward the kidneys. Includes diagrams to help explain this condition. Explains tests that may be needed. See also: Urinary Tract Infection, Urodynamic Studies

Vomiting: Hmong, Somali, Spanish How to treat it. See also: Diarrhea


After a Urinary Catheter: Hmong, Spanish Caring for a child after a urinary catheter is taken out.

Antegrade Continence Enema (ACE): Irrigation: How to give enemas to a child with a surgically created "ACE" tube. See also: Antegrade continence enema (ACE): Surgery

Asthma Booklet: Information on how to care for asthma at home.

Blood Glucose Testing: How to take a sample of blood from a fingertip and test it for glucose (sugar). See also: Hypoglycemia in Babies, Injections (subcutaneous)

Blood Pressure Measurement: How to measure your child's blood pressure, using either an automatic or a manual cuff.

BMI - Body Mass Index: Offers information about body mass index (BMI), along with strategies on maintaining a healthy weight.

Calming Activities: Home Program: Describes what you need to know about medicines to give them safely; includes a reminder chart.

Catheterizing a Boy (Intermittent): Spanish How to help your child drain the bladder using a tube.

Catheterizing a Girl (Intermittent): Spanish How to help your child drain the bladder using a tube.

Central Venous Catheter: Care at Home: Spanish A tube inserted into a large vein to give medicines or fluids and take blood samples. See also: Intravenous Therapy

Chemotherapy (Outpatient): Cyclophosphamide: What to watch for and what to do at home after outpatient chemotherapy. See also: Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)

Chemotherapy at Home (IV push): Spanish Step by step instructions for giving chemotherapy at home by the IV push method. See also: Central Venous Catheter: Care at Home

Dental Care with a Bleeding Disorder: What to do when dental work is planned for a child with a bleeding disorder. See also: Aminocaproic Acid (Amicar), Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Bleeding Disorders, Factor Concentrate at Home, Mouth Bleeding with a Bleeding Disorder, Nosebleed Treatment with a Bleeding Disorder

Factor Concentrate at Home: Spanish Step-by-step instructions for giving factor by IV at home. See also: Aminocaproic Acid (Amicar), Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Bleeding Disorders, Desmopressin (Stimate)Head Injury with Bleeding Disorder, Tonsillectomy and/or Adenoidectomy (with a Bleeding Disorder), Tranexamic acid

Fall Prevention at Children's:

Fall Prevention at Home: Lists medical situations in which falls are more likely at home, and ways to prevent them. See also: Crutches, Oxygen Safety at Home

Fecal Pouch Emptying: When and how to empty your child's stool pouch. See also: Pouch Change: One Piece, Pouch Change: Two Piece (Using Newborn Pouch and Wafer)

Gastrostomy Care: G-J tube: Information on how to care for gastrostomy at home.

Gastrostomy Care: G-tube: Information on how to care for gastrostomy at home.

Home Monitoring Program - Cardiac: Information about the cardiac home monitoring program designed for babies with single ventricular physiology.

Ileostomy: Care at Home: Ileostomy care at home, including site care and information on emptying the pouch.

Immunizations for Children with Bleeding Disorders: Information for clinic staff and parents on how to prevent bleeding after immunizations. See also: Helping Children Cope with Medical Procedures

Implanted Port: Care at Home: Hmong, Spanish Home care for a child with a venous access device. See also: Anesthetic Cream (EMLA; LMX4), Pain in Children and Adolescents, Intravenous Therapy

Inhalers: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Inhalers must be used correctly to be effective. Step-by-step explanation of how to use an inhaler with a spacer. See also: Asthma, Asthma Medicines, Bronchodilators (Long-acting Inhaled), Bronchodilators (Quick-acting inhaled), Corticosteroids (inhaled), Nebulizer treatments, Peak Flow Meter

Injections (intramuscular): Step by step instructions for giving an injection into the muscle.

Injections (subcutaneous): Hmong, Spanish Step by step instructions for giving an injection just under the skin.

Insuflon (indwelling subcutaneous catheter) at home: How to give injections through a tube inserted under the skin.

IV Medicines at Home: Eclipse Homepump: Step-by-step instructions for using the Eclipse Homepump.

IV Medicines at Home: Excelsior Syringe Pump: Step-by-step instructions for using the Excelsior Syringe Pump

IV Medicines at Home: IV Push Method: Hmong, Spanish Step-by-step instructions. See also: IV Medicines: Preparing at Home

IV Medicines: Preparing at Home: Hmong, Spanish How to draw up and mix IV medicines: step-by-step instructions. See also: IV Medicines at Home: IV Push Method

Mouth Bleeding with a Bleeding Disorder: Spanish How to handle mouth bleeding; when to call for help. See also: Aminocaproic Acid (Amicar), Dental Care with a Bleeding Disorder, Nosebleed Treatment with a Bleeding Disorder

Nasogastric Tube Feeding: Spanish How to feed a child using a tube from the nose into the stomach: step-by-step instructions.

Nebulizer Treatments: Hmong, Somali, Spanish Step-by-step guide to giving a nebulizer treatment and caring for the nebulizer. See also: Anti-Inflammatory Medicines (inhaled), Asthma, Asthma Medicines, Asthma Trigger Control, Bronchiolitis, Bronchodilators (quick-acting inhaled), Inhalers, Peak Flow Meter

Nosebleed Treatment with a Bleeding Disorder: Spanish How to stop a nosebleed and when to call for help. See also: Aminocaproic Acid (Amicar), Dental Care with a Bleeding Disorder, Desmopressin (DDAVP) for Bleeding Disorders, Factor Concentrate at Home, Mouth Bleeding with a Bleeding Disorder

Oncology Caregiver Education Tool: Describes what you need to know about medicines to give them safely; includes a reminder chart.

Oxygen Safety at Home: Spanish How to use oxygen equipment correctly to prevent fire and injuries.

Peak Flow Meter: Hmong, Spanish Step-by-step explanation of how to use a peak flow meter to check how well the lungs are working. See also: Asthma, Asthma Medicines, Asthma Trigger Control, Allergy Medicines, Inhalers, Nebulizer Treatments

Peripheral IV: Care at Home: Step-by-step instructions for handling a peripheral IV; includes problem-solving chart. See also: Intravenous Therapy

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter: Care at Home: Spanish Step-by-step instructions for handling a "PICC line"; includes problem-solving chart. See also: Intravenous Therapy

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter: Insertion Information: Information on PICC line insertsion, including CLABSI and infection prevention information. See also: Intravenous Therapy

Pouch Change: One Piece: When and how to change your child's stool pouch. See also: Fecal Pouch Emptying, Pouch Change: Two Piece (using Newborn pouch and wafer)

Pouch Change: Two Piece (Using Newborn Pouch and Wafer): When and how to change your child's stool pouch with a separate skin barrier. See also: Fecal Pouch Emptying, Pouch Change: One Piece

Pressure Sores: Prevention: What causes pressure sores, and how to prevent them.

Quitting Smoking - Tobacco Products: Offers information and resources for individuals interested in quitting smoking or other tobacco products.

Sleep: Home Program:

Sleep: Home program:

Spica Cast: What to expect; how to prevent problems and ease discomfort for a child in a lower-body cast.

Suctioning: Spanish Removing mucus and fluids from the nose, mouth, or throat: when and how to do it.

Total Parenteral Nutrition at Home using the CADD Pump: Step-by-step instructions for feeding your child by TPN infusion. See also: Central Venous Catheter: Care at Home

Urinary Catheter (Indwelling): Care at Home: Spanish Caring for a child with a tube placed into the bladder to drain urine. See also: Urinary Catheter Irrigation, After a Urinary Catheter

Urinary Catheter Irrigation: Spanish How to open a urinary catheter that is plugged. See also: Urinary Catheter (indwelling): Care at Home