What patients and families need to know
Resources for Families
At Children’s National, we understand that families have many questions about their child’s condition and care. In addition to any resources your provider may give you, our online resources can also support your ongoing treatment journey.
Clinically trained on-call chaplains are available to patients, families and staff 24/7 for support, education, ritual and consultation.
Child Life Specialists at Children's National are trained and certified to help children, adolescents and families with psychological and emotional support during outpatient and inpatient visits.
If you have a child with autism who is having an Electrocardiogram (ECG) test at Children's National, help your child learn what they can expect in our visual teaching story.
Did you know that while congenital heart disease (CHD) is the number 1 most common birth defect in the world, researchers estimate that 1.4 million adults in the United States are living with this condition? Learn more facts about CHD in this infographic.
View the 2013 Children's National Heart Institute statistics infographic.
Referred to cardiology for the first time? We have prepared a list of questions to help you talk with your cardiologist about your child’s care.
The Heart Institute has dedicated social workers to support families of children receiving cardiac care.
The visual supports and resources offered by the Beyond the Spectrum team at Children's National Hospital help medical staff and parents to make procedures and treatments easier for children with communication, sensory or behavioral special needs.
Common Pediatric Heart Conditions
Learn more about common pediatric heart conditions. Watch this interview with Ashraf Harahsheh, M.D.Watch Video