On very rare occasions, a member of staff might injure themselves in such a way it is possible that your child’s bodily fluids could enter their body. Bodily fluids include saliva, urine and faeces (poo) but this page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is mainly concerned with blood. It explains what will happen if a member of staff comes into contact with your child’s bodily fluids in such a way that there is a risk of transmitting infection.
This information sheet explains how you can clean and dress an ulcerated haemangioma to promote healing and reduce pain. Brand names for certain dressings used at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) are mentioned in this information sheet – including brand names does not mean they are recommended by GOSH and in many cases, alternative dressings will be available.
Bowel washouts are a method of dealing with constipation or with soiling, which is the leakage of faeces (poo) other than during a bowel movement. If other methods fail, doctors may recommend bowel washouts using an antegrade colonic enema (ACE). This can also be called the Malone or MACE method. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about bowel washouts using an ACE and what to expect when your child has treatment.
This page explains about the toe to hand transfer operation which can be used to create a new digit for children who have short or missing fingers. It also outlines what you can expect when your child comes to GOSH for assessment and treatment.
A punch skin biopsy is a short procedure to remove a small piece of skin tissue. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains what a punch skin biopsy involves for children with neuromuscular disorders and what to expect when your child has one.
A needle muscle biopsy is a short procedure to remove a small piece of muscle tissue from your child’s thigh using a hollow needle. This page explains about needle muscle biopsy for children with neuromuscular disorders and what to expect when your child comes to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to have this procedure.