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Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
... Copyright © 2004 2004 American Academy of Pediatrics If your newborn is premature or your child has a critical illness or injury requiring transportation from one medical facility to another, your newborn or child may require the care of a Pediatric/Neonatal Critical Care Transport...
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Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
... If your child has an illness or injury that results in your child being in an unstable critical condition, a hospital-based Pediatric Critical Care Specialist (pediatric intensivist) can be called on to provide the special care that your child needs. Some conditions that may cause your...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
...Pediatric Care Advice Presenting Symptoms. They are nearly the same. You will not be able to tell them apart when you are sick. Fever and cough are the most common symptoms for both. Other respiratory symptoms such as sore throat and runny nose are common for both. Muscle aches and feeling...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2022 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the FDA They are highly effective and safe. During the deadly pandemic of 2020, their arrival in 2021 restored hope of a return to normal. Their creation is a true...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2022 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC Exposure (close contact) to a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection Confirmed patients have a positive COVID-19 lab test Suspected patients are diagnosed as probable COVID-19 by a doctor...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2022 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC COVID-19 is a viral respiratory infection. It may be widespread in your community. Because it can be serious, you don’t want your family to catch it. Here are some tips on how to protect your family...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2022
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2022 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC You or your child have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath or others) AND: Diagnosis was confirmed by positive lab test OR Suspected diagnosis was made by a doctor OR You suspect...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2021 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC A dimple is a small pit or depression in the skin Location: in the midline (center) of the lowest part of the back. It is near the tip of the tailbone. You can feel the tailbone under it. Hidden within...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2021 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC A feeling that vomiting might occur and feeling “sick to the stomach” (queasy) Vomiting has not occurred. That symptom is covered in the Vomiting handout. Stomach pain is not present. That symptom...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2021 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC The soft spot is a diamond shaped area on the top of the head The medical name for this non-bony spot is the anterior fontanel There’s another much smaller fontanel in back. It may be harder to find...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Hoarseness occurs when the vocal cords are irritated and swollen. The medical name for this is laryngitis. Most laryngitis in children is part of a cold. Viruses that cause croup in younger children cause a hoarse voice in older children. Reason: the airway...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2021 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC Child put a foreign body (FB) in their nose The child tells the parent or the parent see a strange object in child’s nose Your doctor or nurse says it is safe to try to remove it at home. That’s only...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice The most common injury is a bruised tailbone The tailbone is the small bone at the lower end of the spine Location: upper part of the groove between the buttocks Bruising of the bone is the most common tailbone injury. Main cause: falling onto...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2021 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC Small harmless solid object swallowed Child has no symptoms Coins. The most common swallowed non-food, solid object. Over 5% of children swallow a coin. Over half are pennies. Dimes and pennies...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2021 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC Breast pain and swelling during the week before menstrual periods Normal in 10% of teens and 50% of adult women Main Symptoms: breast pain and fullness. The breasts are also tender to touch...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2021 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC Grunting, straining and pushing to pass a stool This is normal during the first 3 months Babies are learning how to get the poop out Doctors call this the grunting baby syndrome When young...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2021 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC Headaches often are caused by stress Headaches occur when your child is worried about something or under pressure These are often called “stress headaches” The pain often occurs around...
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Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2021 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC Hiccups are repeated gulping sounds caused by sudden spasms of the diaphragm Burping is the sound made by the sudden release of stomach air through the mouth Hiccups are most often caused...
Patient Education Handouts
Published: January 2021
...Pediatric Care Advice Copyright 2000-2021 Schmitt Pediatric Guidelines LLC Cramps in the lower belly or pelvis. They start during the first 1 or 2 days of a girl’s period. Cramps only happen during menstrual bleeding Report of cramps in the past are helpful Cramps often don’t...