Health Fact Sheets

Allergy    Basic Life Support    Bones & Muscles    Brain & Nervous System   Brain Death   Breastfeeding   Chest & Lungs   

Chronic Illness    Common Illness    Common Problems    Disability    Donation    Ears   
Emotional & Behavioural

Eyes    Face, Mouth & Speech    Food    Home Enteral Nutrition    Immune System    Infections

Liver/Kidney    Mental Health    Obesity    Palliative Care    Physical Activity    Poisons   

Procedures & Tests    Safety    Skin    Sleep    Spina Bifida    Surgery & Hospital    Teeth    Transition



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 (English)

Seafood Allergy (includes all fish and seafood)
Sesame Free Diet
Soy Allergy
Tree Nut Allergy
Urticaria (Hives)

Anaesthesia and Pain

Anaesthesia and risk in infants

Basic Life Support

CPR for children (over 12 months of age)
CPR for babies (less than 12 months of age)
Basic Life Support for Children over 12 months with a Tracheostomy
Basic Life Support for Infants less than 12 months with a Tracheostomy


Bones & Muscles

Achondroplasia (positioning and handling of babies)
Bowlegs and Knock-Knees
Broomstick Plaster
Connective Tissue Dysplasia
Crutches - instructions for safe walking
Curly Toes
Dega osteotomy

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)
Flat Feet
Fractures - bone healing
Hip Abduction Orthosis
Intoeing in Children (pigeon toes)
Knee Pain in Children and Adolescents
Lateral column lengthening of the foot
Perthes' Disease
Plaster cast or backslab care instructions for patients and their carers

Positional plagiocephaly
Slipped Captial Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
Thermoplastic Splint Care
Trigger Thumb

Wrist buckle fracture

Brain & Nervous System

Anterio-venous Malformation of the Brain
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Concussion and mild head injury
Developmental Delay
Intellectual Disability

Leech Therapy


Brain Death

Brain Death


Breast care for breastfeeding mothers after the death of a child

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 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
Giving your child Asthma Medications
Helpful Asthma Management Tips in Managing Your Child's Asthma
Oesophageal Atresia and/or Tracheo-Oesophageal Fistula
Passive Smoking

Using a Puffer and Spacer Device
Using other Asthma Inhalation Devices
Viral Induced Wheeze
What is Asthma?

Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness

Common Illness

Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
Breath holding spells
Febrile Convulsions

Gastroenteritis in Children

Jaundice in Newborn Babies

Meningitis 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

Crying Baby

Daytime Wetting
Evaluating Health Information on the Internet
Mis-shapen Head in Young Infants (Positional Plagiocephaly)
Nappy Rash


Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Conversations with child care and pre-school:
For children with developmental delay or disability

Developmental Delay
Family support for children with developmental delay or disability
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 & Pre-School Children
Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)
The Inheritance of Deafness
Unilateral (Single Sided) Hearing Loss: The School Child

Emotional & Behavioural

Screen time and children


Congenital Cataracts
Contact Lenses and Children - helpful hints from parents
Contact lenses and patching therapy

How to make an Eye Patch
Your Baby's Eyes

Face, Mouth & Speech

Cleft Lip and/or Palate - Feeding your Baby
Cleft Lip Palate - Feeding Bottles and Teats 
Cleft Palate - Special Needs Feeders
Language Development - The Early Years
Special needs feeders for Cleft Palate


Breastfeeding it for me?
Food - Baby's first foods
Food - Fussy Eating in Toddlers
Food - Healthy Eating for Toddlers
Food - Healthy Snack Choices
Food - High Energy Eating for Children
Food - High Energy Eating for Infants and Toddlers
Food - Snack Attack Ideas
Food - Vegetarian Eating in Children
Food - Ways to boost iron intake for babies, toddlers and children
Food intake record
Food safety
Food safety - How to make infant formula
Parenteral nutrition

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

Using pH paper to check Nasogastric Tubes
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)


Biliary Atresia
Liver Biopsy


Mental Health

Anorexia nervosa in children and young people
Depression in children: What parents should know
Disruptive behaviour in children: What parents should know
NSW Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services


A healthy lifestyle for a healthy weight
For my Adolescent with a Weight Problem: Where to from here?
For my Child with a Weight Problem: Where to from here?
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 weight: A parents guide
Losing weight: Why the whole family needs to be involved
Preventing Holiday Weight Gain: Managing the School Holiday Period
Weight Management Tip: Improve your child's sleep
Weight Management Tips for Parents
Weight Management Tips for Parents: Helping your Adolescent to Lose Weight

Palliative Care

Paediatric Palliative Care

Physical Activity

Hydration and the Active Child


Bites and Stings
Poisonous Plants


Procedures & Tests

Anaethesia and Day Surgery
Analgesia - Patient or Nurse controlled
Blood Transfusion
Catheritisation and Supra Pubic Urine Aspiration
CT Scan (Computerised Tomography) 
Cuffed Tunnelled Central Venous Catheter
Fetal Echocardiogram
General Movements Assessment (information for parents)
Immunisation - information on the diseases covered
IV - The facts about drips
Lumbar Puncture
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
PICC Lines in Neonates 
Port (Implantable Venous Access Device)
Procedural Sedation
Radiation and its uses in Hospitals for Diagnostic Testing
Sweat Test
The Facts about Drips
Upper endoscopy


Looking after your Back


Food allergies and eczema
Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura (HSP)
Pressure Ulcers

Propanolol Treatment for Haemangiomas
Urticaria (Hives)


Nightmares and Night Terrors
Normal sleep patterns 0-16 years
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 Treatment 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?

Surgery & Hospital

Burns Injuries: Burn 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


Growing Up and Moving On: Transition Planning Information