Lung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLLung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-28T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000066.0000000000000452.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This brochure is a guide on how to care for your child at home after a lung biopsy.</p><p>Your child has had a lung biopsy (say: BI-op-see). This brochure explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help. </p><h2>Key Points </h2> <ul> <li>Leave dressing intact for 24 hours.</li> <li>You may give your child acetaminophen for pain. </li> <li>Avoid physical activity for two weeks. </li> <li>If your child develops bleeding at the biopsy site, is coughing up blood, is pale, tired or has severe chest pain, go to the nearest Emergency Department. </li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor?</h2><p>Phone your specialist or Image Guided Therapy (IGT), or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following: </p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> higher than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop </li><li>severe chest <a href="/pain">pain</a> </li><li>bleeding or swelling around the biopsy site </li><li>dizziness and pale colour </li><li>shortness of breath </li><li>coughing up blood </li><li>general weakness </li></ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask them to page your specialist or the interventional radiologist on call.</p>
Biopsie pulmonaire : Prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après la procédureBBiopsie pulmonaire : Prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après la procédureLung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-28T04:00:00Zhttps://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/lung_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Ce guide pratique explique comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après une biopsie pulmonaire.</p><p>Votre enfant a subi une biopsie pulmonaire (prononcer : bi-op-si). Ce dépliant explique comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après l’intervention et quand demander de l’aide.</p><h2>À retenir </h2><ul><li>Laissez le pansement en place pendant 24 heures.</li><li>Vous pouvez donner de l’acétaminophène (TylenolMD) à votre enfant contre la douleur.</li><li>Évitez toute activité physique pendant deux semaines.</li><li>Si votre enfant a des saignements au site de biopsie, s’il crache du sang, qu’il est pâle, fatigué ou a une douleur intense à la poitrine, rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus proche.</li></ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2><p>Rendez-vous sans tarder au service d’urgence le plus proche si votre enfant a un ou plusieurs des symptômes suivants :</p><ul><li>des vomissements qui ne cessent pas </li><li>une douleur intense</li><li>un saignement ou une enflure autour du site de biopsie</li><li>du sang rouge clair dans les urines</li><li>des étourdissements ou une pâleur</li><li>le ventre enflé</li><li>une faiblesse généralisée</li></ul>

 

 

Lung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1242.00000000000Lung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureLEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)LungsLungsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-28T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000066.0000000000000452.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This brochure is a guide on how to care for your child at home after a lung biopsy.</p><p>Your child has had a lung biopsy (say: BI-op-see). This brochure explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help. </p><h2>Key Points </h2> <ul> <li>Leave dressing intact for 24 hours.</li> <li>You may give your child acetaminophen for pain. </li> <li>Avoid physical activity for two weeks. </li> <li>If your child develops bleeding at the biopsy site, is coughing up blood, is pale, tired or has severe chest pain, go to the nearest Emergency Department. </li> </ul><h2>Dressing care </h2> <p>Leave the dressing on for 24 hours before removing it. If the dressing gets wet or soiled before then, remove it and replace it with a clean Band-Aid. Your child may also have a bruise at the biopsy site, which can take up to 10 days to go away. </p> <h2>Bathing </h2> <p>Your child can have a bath or shower the day after the biopsy. It is very important to keep the bandage dry. </p> <h2>Meals </h2> <p>If your child is feeling well enough after the anaesthetic, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure.</p> <h2>Pain relief </h2> <p>If needed, give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with a nurse or your child's doctor first. </p> <h2>Activity </h2> <p>After the biopsy, your child will need to be quiet, stay home from school or day care, and avoid physical activity for the first two days (48 hours). Your child may return to school 48 hours after the biopsy with restricted activity. Your child should avoid all major activity or physical exertion for two full weeks, such as: </p> <ul> <li>contact sports </li> <li>gymnastics </li> <li>diving/swimming </li> <li>bicycle riding </li> <li>rollerblading </li> <li>hockey </li> <li>soccer </li> <li>skiing </li> <li>horseback riding </li> </ul> <h2>Radiation </h2> <ul> <li>Your child's procedure required the use of X-rays. </li> <li>Radiation side-effects are extremely unlikely, but can occur. </li> <li>Please check your child's skin in the area of the procedure for signs of redness or rash two to four weeks from today. Please call (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT clinic nurse if this occurs. </li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor?</h2><p>Phone your specialist or Image Guided Therapy (IGT), or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following: </p><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> higher than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop </li><li>severe chest <a href="/pain">pain</a> </li><li>bleeding or swelling around the biopsy site </li><li>dizziness and pale colour </li><li>shortness of breath </li><li>coughing up blood </li><li>general weakness </li></ul><h2>Results </h2> <p>Your referring doctor will receive the results of your child's biopsy. You will need to make a follow-up appointment with them to discuss the results.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask them to page your specialist or the interventional radiologist on call.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/lung_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/lung_biopsy_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgLung biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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