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Patient Education Index

Acne........................................................

         Handout - Acne Patient Information

            AcnePatientInformation.pdf

 

ADHD - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder....

 

          CHADD - the national organization serving children and 

             adults with ADHD

        www.chadd.org

        (800) 233-4050

 

 

           

Asthma.....................................................

          

      Recognizing Asthma   

         Is This Asthma? We'll tell you what to look for

        Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, founded

           in 1985, a national non-profit network of families

           http://www.aanma.org 

 

    

 

 

 

 

      Inhaler for asthma patients - Aerochamber

  Handout - Instructions for use of the Aerochamber

   Aerochamber_v2.pdf

  Handout - Instructions for use of the Aerochamber

   for infants and toddlers

   Aerochamber infant and toddler_v2.pdf

 

Autism information, the question of increasing rates

        of Autism, useful articles and links

        Autism Society of America

             http://www.autism-society.org/
      
 Interactive Autism Network

           http://www.iancommunity.org/
        Remapping the World of Autism: Unstrange Minds,

              by Roy Richard Grinker

 

                 http://www.unstrange.com/index.html

            A Guide to Keeping Your Autistic Kids Safe
                    http://safesoundfamily.com/p/autism-safety/
              Autism Fact Sheet
               http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm

Beach Essentials - Don't leave home without them!.......

      Handout - Essentials you'll want to take to the beach or pool

               BeachEssentials.pdf

 

Berks Visiting Nurse Association - Their parent organization of home care agencies, Home Care Health Management, Inc., focuses on helping individuals achieve a level of physical and emotional well-being and independence in their home through unrivaled home healthcare services. Their slogan is "Our Family Care for Your Family." When you need home healthcare services, ask for the VNA that services your area: Berks Visiting Nurse Association, Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown & Vicinity, or Greater Lehigh Valley Visiting Nurse Association. For non-medical home care needs, allow Advantage Home Care to be your agency of choice.

   For more information, on their organization of home care agencies, visit http://hhcminc.org or call them at 1-866-777-4862.

 

Bike Safety - Helmets prevent most bike injuries, the 

        bike must properly fit the rider who must ride 

        it safely...........

       Handout -Bike Safety 3/31/11-Courtesy,American Academy of 

             Pediatrics

         Handout -Bike Injuries-Courtesy,American Academy of Pediatrics

               BikeInjuries_v1_q60_vJ.pdf

 

Breastfeeding Mother.......................................

            Nonprescription Drugs for the Breastfeeding Mother.

$19.95 

Nonprescription medications are the most commonly used drugs by breastfeeding mothers. This book offers guidelines to help the breastfeeding mother make safe decisions concerning the use of these medications. It provides a complete set of easy-to-read and comprehensive descriptions of more than 1400 nonprescription medications and their relative risk to a breastfeeding mother. $19.95 

Author: Frank J. Nice, RPh, DPA, CPHP with an Acknowledgement to the Children's Clinic's own Dr. Robert J. Cordes, III, DO, FAAP.

 

 

    

 

 

Brush Up on Oral Health - Follow these recommendations for how to keep your kids' teeth healthy

      Handout - a Printer-Friendly page

 

 

Campfire Safety - Follow these hot tips for campfire safety

      Handout - a Printer-Friendly page - Courtesy of American Academy 

           of Pediatrics

 

Car Seats - Safety Tips for Car Seat Use for Toddlers

     and Infants -

       Summer, 2011

 

       Update 4/20/2011. Recommendations for car seat 

              safety from the American Academy of Pediatrics include 

              keeping toddlers in rear-facing car seats until age 2, or 

              until they reach the maximum height and weight for their 

              seat. For more information, visit healthychildren.org or 

              watch this great video!  

              http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/the-alarmist-car-

           seat-changeup/?emc=eta1

 

         Handout -Car Seat Recommendations 3/31/2011 by American 

            Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - a printer-friendly page

      New research shows toddlers are more than five times safer

            riding rear-facing in a car safety seat up to their second

               birthday, and infants should ride rear-facing in either an infant

            car seat or convertible seat-Click Here for more information!

 

Chiari Malformation -

      Join ChiariPeople of PA

                that meets regularly at The Reading Hospital & Medical Center. 

             You'll learn more about Chiari Malformation and meet other 

             families who share your concerns.

      (CM's) are structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the 

            brain that controls balance......

        Informational link: Chiari Malformation-National Institute of

            Neurological Disorders and Stroke,National Institutes of Health

 

Child Obesity seen as Significant Health Problem -

      Prevention and treatment of childhood overweight and 

               obesity is vitally important and should not be neglected

                - American Academy of Pediatrics

               https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/obesity/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Cold Medicines Can Be Dangerous for Infants..............

      Over-the-counter cough and cold medications can be dangerous for infants

         

            Here are guidelines for Caring for Your Child's Cold or Flu from the American Academy of Pediatrics -  

               

    https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/medication-safety/Pages/How-to-Manage-Colds-and-Flu.aspx

 

           

 

Concussion/Head Injury.....trying to avoid injuries

        and treating them when they occur

 

        ● Parents must be aware, cautious of concussions           

            Interview in Reading Eagle with CCW's Dr. Robert Cordes, III

            - April 10. 2012

 

       

 

        ● Since Sept.1st, 2010, Dr. Cordes has been doing ImPact Testing

             -Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing

                for athletes of all ages. The ImPact test is the first,

                most-widely used, and most scientifically validated

                computerized concussion evaluation system which is used as

                a standard tool in comprehensive clinical management of

                concussions. The ImPact test is recommended for all children

                that play contact sports.

 

 

Crying Baby - Tips for Coping with your Crying Baby

      Handout - a Printer-Friendly page

 

 

Dog Safety - A lesson in dog safety can help prevent bites

      Handout - a Printer-Friendly page - Courtesy of American Academy

           of Pediatrics

 

Feelings, Emotions and Behavior........................

    Feelings, Emotions and Behavior - Parents section of KidsHealth

      The for Parents section of KidsHealth provides information about

          understanding children's feelings, emotions and behavior.

          The site covers topics such as childhood stress, depression,

          anxiety, helping children deal with divorce and death, and

          finding a therapist.

          http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/ 

 

Fireworks Safety...American Academy of Pediatrics

     (AAP) urges families Not to Buy Fireworks

      Fireworks Safety 2009

           Each year, about 10,000 people are treated in emergency

              departments for injuries from consumer fireworks.

              The AAP and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),

              with the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks, urge families

              not to buy fireworks for their own or their children’s use.

              Even “sparklers” can become extremely hot and burn children.

              A series of video public service announcements is available

              through NFPA. Also visit:

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Stay-Safe-this-4th-of-July.aspx

 

Fitness/Weight Loss.......................................

     Handout -youthX Movement Fitness Classes at Body Zone-Wyomissing

     Encouraging our youth to take personal responsibility

        for "my body. my life." Activities that promote fitness,

        healthy growth & increased self esteem.

           youthX flyer.pdf

           Starting December 13, 2004

 

Flu...........................................................

     Flu Vaccine Availability and Information from CCW and the CDC

 

Fruits and Vegetables.......................................

     Handout - The Role of Fruits and Vegetables in the Diet

     To remain healthy, kids need the vitamins, nutrients an fiber

        that fruits and vegetables provide.

        Jo Arpee, MS, RD, Food Allergy News for Physicians

 

Fun In the Sun - Keep Your Baby Safe..............

      Handout - a Printer-Friendly page - Courtesy of American Academy

           of Pediatrics

 

Head Injury - see Concussion above

 

Health Insurance...............................

    Find Out if your children are eligible for FREE or Low-Cost Health Insurance -   (Click for details) - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

 

HealthyChildren.org ......

     Powered by Pediatricians...Trusted by Parents

      ● Healthy living tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

             http://www.HealthyChildren.org

 

Hearing Loss can be caused by  MP3 Players -Listen Up!

      Handout - a Printer-Friendly page -

           Courtesy of American Academy of Pediatrics

 

 

Insect Repellents-A Parent's Guide to Insect Repellents

      Handout - a Printer-Friendly page - Courtesy of American Academy

      of Pediatrics

 

Lead Paint Exposure.....

Guidelines from American Academy of Pediatrics

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/all-around/Pages/Lead-Screening-for-Children.aspx

 

Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine is again available

     at Children's Clinic...

 

Motion Sickness.......................................

     Handout - Article in Reading Eagle by Dr. Sandra Weidner of

         The Children's Clinic

      Why kids often suffer from motion sickness when riding in a car.

         Dr. Weidner offers some handy tips on preventative measures

         to take if a child is prone to motion sickness.

 

MRSA/Staph Infections...a type of staph that is resistant

        to certain antibiotics

     Handout - Staph and MRSA in Athletics - Recognition and Prevention

     University of Maryland Sports Medicine

Link - Community-Associated MRSA Information

     U.S. Department of Human Services, Centers for Disease Control

        and Prevention

        http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/ar_mrsa_ca.html

 

Overweight and Obesity - see Child Obesity above....

    

          

    Overweight and Obesity - Parents section of KidsHealth

     The for Parents section of KidsHealth provides information about

        understanding overweight and obese children's issues, effects

        of being overweight or obese, causes, and how to overcome

        overweight and obesity in your child.

        http://www.kidshealth.org/parent/general/body/overweight

        _obesity.html

    

Skin Wound - Do's and Don'ts.............................

      Handout - How to treat skin wounds to fight off infection

      SkinWounds_v1.pdf

 

School Bus Safety -Use Caution around the bus stop....

      Handout - School Bus Safety - Courtesy of American Academy of 

 

         Pediatrics

         SchoolBusSafetyBulletin_090105_q10_vJ.pdf

 

Sleep Disorders.....talk to your pediatrician for help......

      Article featuring Dr. Timothy L. Tam of Children's Clinic

        Reading Eagle, March 28, 2006

 

Sports Medicine - trying to avoid injuries and treating them 

   when they occur......

      https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/injuries-emergencies/sports-injuries/Pages/default.aspx

 

Staph/MRSA Infections - See MRSA/Staph Infections above

 

Swimming Safety- During hot summer months, kids love cooling off in the water.....

      Handout - How to keep kids safe in the water -Follow precautions 

         of the American Academy of Pediatrics

         SummerSwimmingSafety_071410.pdf

 

Traumatic Brain Injury.....trying to avoid injuries and 

     treating them when they occur...

      see Concussion/Head Injury above

 

Vaccine Information -

    From American Academy of Pediatrics -

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/Td-Tetanus-Diphtheria-Vaccine-What-You-Need-to-Know.aspx

 

Vehicle-related Heat Stroke & Backover Accident 

     prevention

         Handout - from the Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention Project

 

Visiting Nurse Association - see Berks Visiting Nurse Association,

above

 

 

Winter Safety & Car Seats + Overview of New Transportation Safety Laws in PA

Handout - from the Pennsylvania Traffic Injury Prevention Project  with tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics 12/30/11

 

 

Winter Warmth - a Child-Friendly Checklist

Keep your children safe and warm during the winter with these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

  • What to wear

  • Hypothermia

  • Frostbite

 

 

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