Patient Education materials courtesy
We are pleased to provide links to these great sources of pediatic educational content.
Please note that this information is of a general nature and is no substitute for seeing your child's doctor. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or your local trauma center.
A-Z Child Health Library
Specially-designed child health information written and approved by the pediatric experts at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Children’s Mercy has received hundreds of questions each day from parents and other caregivers. When you answer that many questions, you get to know kids—and parents—pretty well.
Children’s Mercy experts produce fantastic publications that educate and inspire its patients, their parents and the community. Check the publications archives regularly—it’s a great health resource that continues to grow!
Children’s Mercy Hospital recognizes that health education should continue when a child leaves the hospital or clinic. Their staff depends on caregivers—and parents—in the community to teach children about health and safety issues. To assist these caregivers, Children’s Mercy has created this database of health information.
Information on the proper amount of medicine to give your child to reduce pain or fever, including advice on choosing the proper medicine, measuring the dose accurately and avoiding overdoses.
Organizations offering credible information about vaccines and vaccine safety
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Every Child by Two (ECBT)
- Families Fighting Flu
- Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
- Meningitis Angels
- National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)
- Parent of Kids with Infectious Diseases (PKID)
- Vaccinate Your Baby
- Voices for Vaccines
- World Health Organization (WHO)
As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents.
Visit the AAP™ Car Seat Safety Information page for guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.