Short Gut Syndrome Families' Support Group
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February 27, 2010
10:30 a.m.

Taylorsville Library
4870 S. 2700 W.
Salt Lake City, UT
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ShortCuts is a quarterly newsletter for families of children with short gut syndrome.

Care Notebook Templates

Back to School Templates - August 27, 2012
Medical Fact Sheet Template (Microsoft Word Format)
Care Notebook Template (Microsoft Word Format)
Sample Emergency Plan (Microsoft Word Format)

Short Cuts Shorts (Single article publications)

Halloween Edition: Tips for Trick or Treating - October 30, 2010
PDF Format |  Read on the web (HTML format)

Summer 2010 Newsletter

Full issue (download in PDF format)

Individual articles (html format)

Diaper Duty: Treating and Preventing Diaper Rash
Weaning Preparation for Children Fed by G-tube
Tools of the Trade: Vygon Lectro-Spiral Coiled IV Extension Sets
6 Suggestions for Going Back to School
Q&A: How Do You Prevent and Treat Diaper Rash Causes by Short Gut Syndrome?
The Red Balloon of Happiness
Tips & Tricks: Improving Ostomy Bag Wear Time

Winter 2010 Newsletter

Full issue (download in PDF format)

Individual articles (html format)

Worms and Washing Machines: Understanding How the Intestine Works
Tips for Managing Hospital Stays
Tools of the Trade: MIC-Key Medication Set
12 Things to Pack in your Hospital Go Bag
Q&A: What is the Q&A section and how can I contribute?
An Ostomy Bag Leak Survival Story
Tips & Tricks: Useful Items around the House

We need you!

Like our support group, ShortCuts is a newsletter created by parents for parents. This means that, in order for it to work, we need you! We’re working now on our Fall 2010 newsletter and we need your input.

We are looking for articles and suggestions for product reviews, tips & tricks, questions and responses in our Q&A section, and stories of your experiences living with a child with Short Gut.

If you are interested in helping with the publication of our newsletter, please contact

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