Children’s health fact sheets

Children’s Health Queensland is committed to providing patients and families with quality, up-to-date and easy-to-understand child health information. Our fact sheets have been developed for parents, carers, and young people, and cover a range of medical conditions and treatments.

Disclaimer:

This information is intended to support, not replace, discussion with doctors and other healthcare professionals. Always seek medical advice about any health concerns you have about your child. Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success of any treatment regimen detailed in these fact sheets. These facts sheets are updated regularly, so please ensure you have the most recent version.

Fact sheets
Abduction wedge usage
Acticoat care
Adductor lengthening
Adenoidectomy
Admissions - cardiac
Anaesthesia - Fasting (afternoon surgery)
Anaesthesia - Fasting (morning surgery)
Anaesthesia for cardiac surgery
Anaesthesia and your child
Ankle foot orthosis
Anxiety
Appendicectomy
Arrhythmias in children
Asthma
Baby umbilical cord stump and belly button care
Bacterial endocarditis
Bedwetting
Betadine and mepitel daily dressings
Botulinum Toxin-A: considerations after injection
Botulinum Toxin-A: exercises following injection into calf muscles
Botulinum Toxin-A: exercises following injection into hamstring muscles
Botulinum Toxin-A: treating spasticity
Botulinum Toxin-A: what to expect on injecting day
Buckle fractures
Burns: Frequently asked questions
Brain injury (acquired) and your child
Breastfeeding - blocked milk ducts and mastitis
Breastfeeding - expressing breast milk for your baby
Breastfeeding - increasing your breast milk supply
Breastfeeding - is my baby getting enough breast milk?
Breastfeeding - nipple shields for breastfeeding
Breastfeeding - suppressing lactation
Bronchiolitis
Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae
Cardiac - catheterisation
Cardiac catheterisation - caring for your child at home
Cardiac - catheter preadmission
Cardiac - Surgery (Care at home after discharge)
Cardiac - Surgery (What to expect after)
Cardiac - Surgical preadmission
Caring for your device/frame
Cast care
Cast care - after removal
Cast care - minerva jacket
Cast care - pavlik harness
Cerebral palsy – common nutrition concerns
Cerebral palsy – fluid needs
Cerebral palsy – helping your child gain weight
Cerebral palsy – minced and moist foods
Cerebral palsy – managing constipation
Cerebral palsy – preparing for surgery
Cerebral palsy – smooth pureed foods
Cerebral palsy – soft foods
Cerebral palsy – weight management
Circumcision
Clostridium difficile
Coeliac disease
Congenital heart defect
Constipation
Craniosynostosis
Cranial vault surgery
Croup
Cystoscopy
Diabetes - Type 1
Diabetes - Type 2
Diabetic ketoacidosis
Diabetic retinopathy
Eczema
Eczema - bathing your child
Eczema - using wet wraps
Epidermolysis Bullosa
Epilepsy
Extended spectrum beta lactamase
External ventricular drain
Faecal incontinence
Febrile convulsions
Femoral varising de-rotation osteotomy
Fever in children
Flexible bronchoscopy
Fracture - collarbone
Fracture - elbow
Fracture - finger or toe
Fracture - foot
Gastroenteritis
Gender dysphoria
Grommets - insertion
Head injury - returning to sport
Head injury - returning to school
Head injury recovery
Headaches and migraines
Hepatitis C
Hip spica
Hip surveillance
Hypospadias
Intrathecal Baclofen therapy (information for parents)
Inguinal hernia
Intrathecal Baclofen therapy (information for therapists)
Intrathecal Baclofen therapy (information on test dose)
Jaundice in newborns
Medication for inflammatory bowel disease IBD
Meningitis
Mepilex Ag
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Middle ear disease
Music and my baby at home
Music and my child at home
Music therapy
Negative pressure wound therapy - discharge advice
Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
Norovirus
Nosebleed (epistaxis)
Orthopaedic procedures for cerebral palsy
Orthopaedic Trauma Clinic
Osteotomy
Parechovirus
PICO Single use negative pressure wound therapy system
Plagiocephaly
Pressure injuries (preventing)
Pyloric stenosis
Reflux
Renal - Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Renal - Caring for your child after a kidney transplant
Renal transplant information
School (ABI pack) - about the acquired brain injury schools pack
School (ABI pack) - acquired brain injuries in school students
School (ABI pack) - behavioural changes in students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - changes in mood and emotion in students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - classroom environment and students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - communication (spoken) in students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - communication (word finding) in students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - communication (written) in students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - concentrating in class with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - executive function in students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - family dynamics and students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - fatigue in school students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - friendships and students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - headaches in school students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - hemiplegia in school students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - learning and remembering with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - meal times and students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - medical considerations for students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - motor skills in students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - muscle tone in school students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - orthoses for students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - planning and organisation in students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - processing information (speed) in students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - returning to school after an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - sensory changes in school students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - social skills in students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - staying safe at school after an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - sports after an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - toileting and students with an acquired brain injury
School (ABI pack) - walking aids for students with an acquired brain injury
Seizures - first aid
Serial casting - lower limb
Shunt surgery
Skin lesion removal
Sleep apnoea
Sprain - Lateral ankle sprain
Tenckhoff catheter - care
Tonsillectomy
Tonsillectomy - encouraging drinking after surgery
Tonsillitis
Undescended testes and orchidopexy
Upper limb splints
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus
Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus – going home
Videofluoroscopic swallow study
Von Rosen splint
Warfarin and INRs
Whooping cough (Bordetella pertussis)
Enoxaparin (Clexane) - What is
Skin grafting and debridement
Bottle feeding safety tips
Infant seizures
Neurosurgical wound care

Anaesthesia

Babies

Bones (Orthopaedics)

Burns

Breastfeeding (Lactation)

Breathing (Respiratory) and Sleep

Cerebral palsy

Diabetes (Endocrinology)

Ear, Nose and Throat (Otolaryngology)

Emergency

Epilepsy

Gastroenterology

Haematology

Heart (Cardiac)

Infection

Mental health

Music Therapy

Neurology (Neurosciences)

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation - Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) schools pack

Renal

Skin (Dermatology)

Speech Pathology

Surgery