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The Growing Child: Preschool (4 to 5 Years)

Children at this age begin to understand concepts and can compare abstract ideas.

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The Growing Child: School-Age (6 to 12 Years)

Although friendships become more important at this age, children are still fond of their parents and like being part of a family. Read on to learn more.

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The Heart

Detailed information on the anatomy of the heart and heart transplantation in children

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The Hospital Setting

Many surgeries performed on children are done as an outpatient. With minor surgeries, your child will return to the outpatient surgery center after spending the required time in the recovery room.

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The Immune System

Detailed information on the immune system and how it works.

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The Kidneys

Detailed anatomical description of the kidneys

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The Liver

Detailed anatomical description of the liver and liver transplantation in children

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The Lungs

Detailed anatomical description of the lungs and lung transplantation in children

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The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

NICUs provide specialized care for the tiniest patients. NICUs may also have intermediate or continuing care areas for babies who are not as sick but do need specialized nursing care.

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The New Mother: Taking Care of Yourself After Birth

You will need plenty of rest, good nutrition, and help during the first few weeks after your baby is born.

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The Operating Room

Your child will need to know that people in the operating room will be wearing surgical clothes to help prevent germs from infecting the surgical incision.

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The Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist

A pediatric sports medicine specialist is a healthcare provider who helps children with injuries caused during sports or athletic activities.

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Helping Hands Patient Education Materials

Written and illustrated by medical, nursing and allied health professionals at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Helping Hand instructions are intended as a supplement to verbal instructions provided by a medical professional. The information is periodically reviewed and revised to reflect our current practice. However, Nationwide Children's Hospital is not responsible for any consequences resulting from the use or misuse of the information in the Helping Hands.