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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: CQQA: Preparing Your Child for Procedures or Tests

Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Preparing Your Child for Procedures or Tests

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: April 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

Why is it important to prepare my child for the procedure?

How should I prepare her?
Children of different ages should be prepared in different ways. Teach your child using the method that best meets your child's age, attention span, and thinking level. Children will probably have some of the following questions. Talk last about topics that may cause your child the most stress.

What is this procedure?

Why do I need it?

Are there risks?

Is it painful?

What do I have to do?

How is it done?

What should I do during the procedure?

Quick Answers

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