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Steristrip dressing How to look after my Steristrips Keep them dry and avoid touching. Leave them in place for a minimum of 5 to 7 days and no longer than 14 days. How to remove my Steristrips Soak them with water and carefully peel them off. If they are not easily removed, trim them and…...

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Hearing aids are an option to manage hearing loss for people who do not want to or cannot have surgery. This resource contains information about hearing aids to help you in choosing the right management option for your child. You will need to talk about the options available to your child with your...

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How often will my child be seen? The first hearing aid review appointment will be a few weeks after your child’s hearing aids are fitted. They may need to be seen every 2 to 3 months begin with. Your child will then need regular hearing aid reviews until they reach 16 years old. At every…...

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How can I help my child with their hearing aids? Make sure you attend all appointments in hearing services and bring the hearing aids to all appointments. If you are unable to attend, then you must call beforehand and rearrange. How often will we need to come to the hospital now my child’s...

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Why do I need a brace? A brace reduces the chance of the scoliosis curve getting bigger and needing surgery. Will the brace work? There is excellent scientific evidence that full-time braces reduce the risk of people going on to need surgery. The brace doesn’t work for everyone but is more likely...

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Pressure therapy Pressure therapy is used to try and improve the appearance of scars. It has been shown to assist with flattening and palling of scar tissue. Although it does not erase the scar it can have significant effects. What is scarring? Scars are produced as part of the body’s natural...

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What is soft cast? Soft cast is a particular type of plaster cast that is designed to be flexible but strong enough to protect a broken bone whilst it is healing. Instructions after application of a soft cast If the fingers become swollen, painful, blue, numb, cold or you feel ‘pins and...

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A hip spica is a cast (the same type of plaster we use to splint broken bones) which extends from the abdomen and down both legs. How far down the leg it comes depends on the reason for the cast. Some spicas have a cross bar between the legs which adds stability to casts in… Continue Reading...

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Introduction Your healthcare team feel that you are ready to go home. This advice has been designed to give you all the information you need to take home with you. Please ask the staff if you have any questions. Personal identification information Your health speciality for ongoing outpatient care...

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This resource is a guide to the use of the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. The equipment you should have includes: 1 x CPAP machine 1 x electrical power cable 1 x air hosing or tubing 1 x mask (type may vary depending on individual need) Know your device      ...

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This resource is a guide to the use of the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. The equipment you should have includes: 1 x CPAP machine 1 x electrical power cable 1 x air hosing or tubing 1 x mask (type may vary depending on individual need) What will happen during the night? You...

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The aim of this advice is to give you basic information about intrathecal baclofen therapy. Intrathecal baclofen therapy is used as a way of controlling spasticity and spasms. Before using intrathecal baclofen the doctor will consider such things as: the effectiveness of your child’s current...

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What is VNS used for? Vagus nerve stimulator (VNS) is used as a treatment option for people who experience epilepsy that is poorly controlled with anti-epileptic medicines. The aim of VNS is to reduce the amount and length of seizures that your child has. It aims to prevent the irregular electrical...

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What is CPAP ventilation? Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a type of respiratory support therapy used to overcome obstruction of the airways. The air is given to your child through a mask attached to an electrically powered machine called a CPAP driver. The mask (either nasal, face or...

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What is a softband bone anchored hearing device? Softband bone anchored hearing devices (BAHD) are a type of hearing aid that can be used for children that have difficulty using traditional behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids. For example if they have: frequent ear infections. underdeveloped outer...

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The aim of this resource is to answer some of the questions you may have about travelling abroad by aeroplane. Whilst families with children on ventilators are able to travel abroad, we would recommend that it is important to plan in advance, especially if you need to use either oxygen or...

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