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What is pectus carinatum? Pectus carinatum (also known as pigeon chest) is a condition in which the breastbone (sternum) of the chest sticks out. This happens because several ribs and the breastbone grow abnormally. Whilst a child is still growing this can be corrected with a pectus brace. What is a...

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The Elifar Foundation Grants provided for: Manual and powered wheelchairs Communication aids and software Specialised or tough seating, beds and car seats Sensory toys and equipment Apply for a grant here. Whizz-Kidz Provides mobility equipment and wheelchair skills training. Apply for equipment...

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What is the most common side effect of treatment? The most common side effect that your child’s treatment causes is bone marrow suppression. The normal activity of the bone marrow is reduced. The bone marrow’s purpose is to produce cells, white cells, red cells and platelets. Following a course...

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What is an implantable hearing device? Your child has a hearing loss, but cannot wear a conventional hearing aid.  This may be because they have had previous mastoid surgery, have a profound hearing loss in one ear (single-sided deafness) or were born with a small ear (microtia). However, there are...

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How will you check that my baby is breathing? It can sometimes be hard work for your baby to get enough air in to breathe properly and provide their body with oxygen. This can be difficult when their airways are blocked with the sticky mucus that is caused by bronchiolitis. To check this, the...

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Positioning and seating The hip spica cast will finish just above waist level. This means that your child will be uncomfortable or unable to sit on an ordinary chair. A great alternative is to sit your child on a beanbag as you will be able to mould the beanbag to fit your child’s cast,...

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What is expected of me as a parent? You should make sure that: The hearing aids are worn for all your child’s waking hours. If there is a faulty or lost hearing aid or ear mould you must contact the department immediately for replacements. Your child attends all appointments in Hearing Services....

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QbTest for ADHD assessment.

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Introduction At last, it is time for you to take your baby home. This is an exciting time, but you may be nervous about being fully responsible for all your baby’s needs from now on. You and your family need to be prepared to take your baby home on oxygen and know what support is… Continue...

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This resource from Medicines for Children provides instructions on how to use inhalers for asthma. These include ‘preventer inhalers’, which are used regularly in order to prevent attacks (this is sometimes called asthma prophylaxis), and ‘reliever inhalers’, which are used during an asthma...

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Whether you have decided to take a holiday in the United Kingdom or are going aboard, the following guide should help to make the best preparations you can before heading off. Holidays both at home and abroad take a bit of planning so we have included a list of things you need to do before…...

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This guide is to help you and your family and friends recognise and treat low blood glucose or sugar in Type 1 Diabetes (low blood sugars are 3.9mmol/l and below). We will refer to it as blood glucose from now on. When should I call for help? You should call for help if: you or… Continue...

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You are probably reading this resource because you have a child with diabetes at your school or in your class. This resource offers a guide to Type 1 diabetes and how to manage it in school. Most children with diabetes have Type 1 diabetes which is managed by taking insulin, following a healthy,...

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About me Name I wear my patch on my eye for hours Why do I have to wear a patch? You have one eye that can see really well, but the other can’t see very well. We would like you to wear your patch every day to help your eye get better. The eye under… Continue Reading My patching information

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Who needs a catheter? Some people with bladder problems will need a catheter. The bladder is a balloon-like organ that holds wee. Some people cannot empty their bladder properly. There are a few reasons why this might be, including problems that they were born with, surgery, and voiding problems. If...

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Who needs a catheter? Some people with bladder problems will need a catheter. The bladder is a balloon-like organ that holds pee. Some people aren’t able to empty their bladder properly. There are a few reasons why this might be, including problems that they were born with, surgery, and...

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What is a vesicostomy? A vesicostomy is a procedure that lets pee drain from the bladder. A stoma (hole) is made from the skin of the abdomen to the bladder. This creates a way for the pee to drain out of. Keeping the bladder properly drained can help to stop infections, and keep the kidneys…...

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You should always follow the instruction leaflet provided with the I-neb. You will be taught how to use the I-neb by the physiotherapy team when it is issued. Promixin This is an antibiotic and is a form of Colistin. When using the I-neb you must use the grey chamber. Make up the Promixin as...

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Why does my baby need to wear a harness? Your baby has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, which means that your baby’s hip is either underdeveloped, unstable or can be relocated from a dislocated position. This is a relatively common condition, occurring in 4 in 1000 babies. It is more...

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What is an insole or heel cup? An insole or heel cup is a rubber or thermoplastic device which fits under the foot and inside a shoe. What is the purpose of an insole or heel cup? An insole or heel cup provides correction, support and stability to the foot. It assists in aligning the…...

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What is a spinal brace? A spinal brace is made from thermoplastic material and lined with a material suitable for children. It fastens with Velcro straps. What is it for? A spinal brace is provided to control and support the spine and pelvis. How should it be put on? The orthotist will show you...

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Why has my child been prescribed a nasal spray? Nasal sprays are used to deliver antihistamines and steroids directly to the nasal passages. Nasal antihistamines help with symptoms of itching and sneezing, while steroids are used to control the inflammation in the nasal lining. Some nasal sprays...

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Why is a splint necessary? A splint has been supplied to provide correction, support or stability to the foot or the ankle. Splints help keep your child’s foot and leg in a good position, which will help stop their muscles from getting tighter. If their muscles get really tight they can start...

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What to do and how to use it This leaflet must accompany the BSACI Jext treatment plan If you are experiencing any of the severe reactions on your treatment plan, and there is a need for the Jext auto injector, follow these simple instructions: Lay your child down on the floor. If breathing is...

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