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How Can I Find Out More About These Tests And Prepare My Child

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Many units produce information booklets about these tests which help prepare you and your child. You should be sent one of these booklets when the test is booked. If you can read one of these booklets to your child it will help to prepare them for the test they are to undergo.

Some parents are anxious about telling their children about procedures as they are afraid this will upset them. However, research has shown that it is beneficial to prepare them. Although the child may become upset when told at home, this gives them a chance to learn what lies ahead and gain reassurance from their parents. Further help may be available from the hospital. Do talk to the nurse or doctor if you have any questions.

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Content compiled by members of the Children’s Renal & Urology Unit, QMC Campus, Nottingham University Hospitals.

The National Kidney Federation cannot accept responsibility for information provided. The above is for guidance only. Patients are advised to seek further information from their own doctor.

NKF Controlled Document No. 122: How Can I Find Out More About These Tests And Prepare My Child written: 16/07/2004 last reviewed: 14/11/2020