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Fact Sheets

Allergy and allergy tests
Egg Allergy and egg free diet
EpiPen® Use
Food allergies and anaphylaxis - Information for schools
Food Allergies and Eczema
Fruit and Vegetable Allergy
House dust mite allergy - what should you do?
Latex Allergy
Milk allergy and milk free diet
Peanut allergy and peanut free diet
Seafood Allergy (includes all fish and seafood)
Sesame free diet
Soy allergy and soy free diet
Tree Nut allergy and tree nut free diet
Urticaria (Hives)
Basic Life Support
Basic Life Support for Children over 12 months
Basic Life Support for Children over 12 months with a Tracheostomy
Basic Life Support For Infants Less Than 12 months
Basic Life Support For Infants Less Than 12 months with a Tracheostomy
Bones & Muscles
Anterior Knee pain in children and adolescents
Bowlegs and knock-knees
Broomstick plaster
Connective tissue dysplasia
Curly Toes
Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
Flat feet
Fractures - bone healing
Hip abduction orthosis
Intoeing in children (pigeon toes)
Perthes' disease
Plaster cast or backslab care instructions for patients and their carers
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
Thermoplastic Splint Care
Trigger Thumb
You and your crutches - instructions for safe crutch walking
Brain & Nervous System
Arterio-venous malformation of the brain
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Delay
Head Injury Card
Intellectual Disability
Mild head injury and concussion
Brain Death
Brain Death
Chest & Lungs
Assessing the severity of your child's asthma attack
Asthma Action Plan for Children and Young People
Asthma Contact List For Further Information
Asthma introduction and discharge checklist
Asthma medications commonly used for children
Asthma Service Newsletter
Asthma Trigger Factors
Child/Student Asthma First Aid Record
Children's Asthma Resource Pack for Parents and Carers
Chronic Neonatal Lung Disease
Daily Asthma Symptoms Diary
Fact sheet for parents/carers in Hunter Baillie - Long Term Ventilation Unit
Giving Your Child Asthma Medications
Helpful Asthma Management Tips In Managing Your Child's Asthma
Oesophageal atresia and/or tracheo-oesophageal fistula
Passive smoking
Respiratory Support Service: The role of the Clinical Nurse Consultant
Using a Puffer and Spacer Device
Using Other Asthma Inhalation Devices
Viral Induced Wheeze
What is Asthma
Chronic Illness
Chronic illness
Oncology Long Term Follow Up Clinic
Common Illness
Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
Breath-holding spells
Eczema: Wet Dressing
Febrile convulsions
Gastroenteritis in children
Jaundice in newborn babies
Meningococcal infection
Pneumococcal disease, immunisation and your family
Recognition of Serious Illness in Children
Seizures and Epilepsy
Slapped cheek disease or Fifth disease
Sore Throat
Urinary tract infection in children
Whooping cough
Common Problems
Daytime wetting
Evaluating Health Information on the Internet
Mis-shapen head in young infants (Positional Plagiocephaly)
Nappy rash
The Crying Baby
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Delay
Intellectual Disability
Organ Donation
Tissue Donation
Can your child hear?
Ear problems in children
Glue Ear and Grommets
Hearing loss in children with Down syndrome
Hearing loss in One Ear: Babies & PreSchool Children
Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)
The Inheritance of hearing loss and deafness
Unilateral (Single Sided) Hearing Loss: The School Child
Emotional & Behavioural
Congenital cataracts
Contact lenses and children - helpful hints from parents
How to make an eye patch
Your baby’s eyes
Your child's contact lenses and patching therapy
Face, Mouth & Speech
Cleft lip and/or palate - feeding your baby
Cleft Lip Palate Feeding Bottles and Teats
Language development – the early years
Special Needs Feeders for Cleft Palate
A healthy lifestyle for a healthy weight
Baby's first foods
Breastfeeding... Is it for me?
Food intake record
Food safety
Healthy Eating for Toddlers
High Energy Eating for Children
High Energy Eating for Infants & Toddlers
How to make infant formula
Managing Toddler Mealtimes
Snack Attack Ideas
Vegetarian Eating in Children
Ways to boost iron intake
Home Enteral Nutrition
A Clean Mouth is Crucial for Children with Special Needs
Caring for your child’s Nasogastric tube
Common problems with your child’s gastrostomy button
Common tolerance problems your child may experience while tube feeding
Looking after your child’s feeding equipment
Trans-gastric Jejunal Feeding Device
Transitioning from tube to oral feeding
What is tube feeding
Your Child’s New Gastrostomy Button
Your Child’s Tube Feeding Formula
Immune System
Chronic granulomatous disease
Coeliac Disease
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Hepatitis B
Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Children
Kawasaki Disease
Multi-resistant organisms (MRO)
Tuberculosis (TB)
Liver / Kidney
Biliary Atresia
liver biopsy
Mental Health
Anorexia Nervosa in Children
Anxiety in children
Depression in children
Disruptive disorders in children
NSW Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
For my adolescent with a weight problem: Where to from here?
For my child with a weight problem: Where to from here?
Healthy Snack Choices
How do I know if my child has a weight problem
How to get the kids to be more active
How to talk to your child about their weight: a guide for parents and carers
Losing weight: why the whole family needs to be involved
Preventing Holiday Weight Gain - Managing the School Holiday Period
Weight management tips for parents
Weight management tips for parents: Helping your adolescent to lose weight
Weight4KIDS eLearning for health professionals
Your child: their sleep and their weight
Palliative Care
Paediatric Palliative Care: Factsheet for Families
Physical Activity
Hydration and the Active Child
Bites and stings
Poisonous plants
Procedures & Tests
Anaesthesia and day surgery
Anaesthesia for Cardiac Surgery
Barium enema
Barium swallow
Blood Transfusion
Catheterisation and supra pubic urine aspiration
CT scan (computerised tomography)
Fetal echocardiogram
Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)
Lumbar puncture
Male infant circumcision
Mantoux skin test
Micturating Cysto Uretherogram (MCU)
MRI scan
Nitrous oxide
Opioid (Pain Reliever) Infusion
Patent Ductus Arteriosus in the Premature Infant
Patient or Nurse controlled analgesia
Physiotherapy for children after heart surgery
PICC Lines in Neonates
Procedural sedation
Radiation... and its uses in Hospitals for Diagnostic Testing
Sweat test
The facts about drips
Back Care for Parents and Carers of Children with Rett Syndrome
Keeping baby safe - a guide to infant and nursery products
Looking after your Back
Shaken Baby Syndrome
The Battery Controlled – Button battery safety
Food Allergies and Eczema
Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura (HSP)
Pressure Injuries
Urticaria (Hives)
Bi-Level Ventilation
CPAP Care and Maintenance of Equipment
Humidification for CPAP and BiLevel Machines
Nightmares and night terrors
Normal Sleep Patterns 0 - 16 Years
Respiratory Support Service (RSS): Equipment Hire
Sleep screen (trolley) study
Sleep Study
Spina Bifida
Adolescents and adults with Spina Bifida
Antenatal Consultation in Spina Bifida
Be active adolescents and adults
Be active kids with Spina Bifida
Bladder Management and Spina Bifida
Care of a newborn baby with Spina Bifida
Dealing with Anxiety, Grief and Loss and Spina Bifida
Equipment needs in Spina Bifida
Foot care and Spina Bifida
Healthy Lifestyle for Spina Bifida
Hospital admissions and Spina Bifida
Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida
Introduction to bowel management and Spina Bifida
Lipomas and Lipomyelomeningoceles
Living well with Spina Bifida
Lower Limb Paralysis and Spina Bifida
Making decisions about treatments in Spina Bifida
Pressure Relief Technique (weight shifts) and Spina Bifida
Protecting your skin and Spina Bifida
Relationships and Sexuality
Role of the treating team in Spina Bifida: Occupational Therapy
Role of the treating team in Spina Bifida: Physiotherapy
Role of the treating team in Spina Bifida: Social Work
Tethered Cord and Spina Bifida
Transition to School
What is Spina Bifida?
Spinal Cord Injury
Be active Adolescents with Spinal Cord Injury
Be active Kids with Spinal Cord Injury
Bladder Management and Spinal Cord Injury
Bowel management and Spinal Cord Injury
Dealing with Anxiety, Grief and Loss and Spinal Cord Injury
Foot Care and Spinal Cord Injury
Healthy Lifestyle
Hospital admissions and Spinal Cord Injury
Making decisions about treatments in Spinal Cord Injury
Pressure relief technique and Spinal Cord Injury
Reintegration to School after Spinal Cord Injury
Relationships, Sexuality, Fertility and Spinal Cord Injury
Starting School and Spinal Cord Injury
Surgery & Hospital
Burns Injuries: Care Advice
Children's pain - the facts
Children's painful procedures and operations - how can parents help?
How Do I Prepare My Child for Planned Surgery
Inguinal hernia
Umbilical hernia
Undescended testes
Caring for your child's teeth
Tooth development
What to do if a child knocks out their adult front tooth
Financial issues
Growing Up and Moving On: Transition Planning Information
Is your teen ready?
Rights and responsibilities
Anorexia Nervosa in Children
Anxiety in children
Bedwetting - Arabic
Bedwetting - Chinese (Traditional)
Bedwetting - Vietnamese
Children's asthma information pack - Arabic
Children's asthma information pack - Bengali
Children's asthma information pack - Chinese (Traditional)
Children's asthma information pack - Nepali
Children's asthma information pack - Vietnamese
Children's teeth - Arabic
Children's teeth - Chinese (Traditional)
Children's teeth - Vietnamese
Crying Baby - Arabic
Crying Baby - Chinese (Traditional)
Crying Baby - Vietnamese
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis - Dari
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis - Farsi
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis - Urdu
Depression in children
Developmental Delay - Arabic
Developmental Delay - Bangla
Developmental Delay - Greek
Developmental Delay - Indonesian
Developmental Delay - Simplified Chinese
Developmental Delay - Thai
Developmental Delay - Traditional Chinese
Developmental Delay - Turkish
Developmental Delay - Vietnamese
Disruptive disorders in children
Fever - Arabic
Fever - Chinese (Traditional)
Fever - Greek
Fever - Italian
Fever - Korean
Fever - Vietnamese
Gastroenteritis - Arabic
Gastroenteritis - Chinese (Traditional)
Gastroenteritis - Greek
Gastroenteritis - Italian
Gastroenteritis - Korean
Gastroenteritis - Vietnamese
Intellectual Disability - Arabic
Intellectual Disability - Bangla
Intellectual Disability - Greek
Intellectual Disability - Indonesian
Intellectual Disability - Simplified Chinese
Intellectual Disability - Thai
Intellectual Disability - Traditional Chinese
Intellectual Disability - Turkish
Intellectual Disability - Vietnamese
Jaundice - Arabic
Jaundice - Chinese (Traditional)
Jaundice - Indonesian
Jaundice - Khmer
Jaundice - Korean
Jaundice - Serbian
Jaundice - Thai
Jaundice - Turkish
Jaundice - Vietnamese
Language development - the early years - Bengali
Meningitis - Arabic
Meningitis - Chinese (Traditional)
Meningitis - Vietnamese
Oncology long term follow up clinic - French
Passive smoking - Arabic
Passive smoking - Chinese (Traditional)
Passive smoking - Vietnamese
Peanut allergy - Arabic
Peanut allergy - Bosnian
Peanut allergy - Chinese (Traditional)
Peanut allergy - Dinka
Peanut allergy - Farsi
Peanut allergy - Khmer
Peanut allergy - Korean
Peanut allergy - Samoan
Peanut allergy - Thai
Peanut allergy - Tongan
Peanut allergy - Turkish
Peanut allergy - Vietnamese
Plaster cast or backslab care instructions for patients and their carers - Arabic
Plaster cast or backslab care instructions for patients and their carers - Bengali
Plaster cast or backslab care instructions for patients and their carers - Chinese (Traditional)
Plaster cast or backslab care instructions for patients and their carers - Vietnamese
Poisonous plants - Arabic
Poisonous plants - Chinese (Traditional)
Poisonous Plants - Greek
Poisonous plants - Italian
Poisonous plants - Korean
Poisonous plants - Vietnamese
Urinary tract infection - Arabic
Urinary tract infection - Chinese (Traditional)
Urinary Tract Infection - Greek
Urinary tract infection - Italian
Urinary tract infection - Korean
Urinary tract infection - Vietnamese
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