Doreen Crawford

Biological basis of child health 6: development of the skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions

Biological basis of child health 6: skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions

An overview of the development of the skeletal system before and after birth

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements of respiratory assessment

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements...

Development of the respiratory system and conditions that can occur in infants and children

Equipping children’s nurses to de-escalate conflict and communicate challenging information

Equipping nurses to de-escalate conflict and communicate challenging information

This article considers some of the challenging situations children’s nurses may encounter

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COVID-19 pushes children’s safeguarding issues under the radar

The focus on the pandemic means safeguarding tragedies do not get the attention they deserve

Biological basis of child health 4: an overview of the central nervous system and principles of neurological assessment

Biological basis of child health 4: an overview of the central nervous system and...

This article is the fourth in a series on the biological basis of child health

Biological basis of child health 3: development of the cardiovascular system and congenital heart defects

Biological basis of child health 3: development of the cardiovascular system and...

Cardiovascular system development during gestation and how congenital heart defects arise

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Biological basis of child health 2: fertilisation, prenatal development and birth

The period from fertilisation to birth is crucial in the development of an individual

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Nursing leadership: 2020 can be a showcase for nursing at its best

Should we take inspiration from the great nurses of the past?

Picture shows a father holding a baby in a neonatal unit. This editorial says parents need more support when infants go into neonatal care, but proposals in the latest consultation fall short.

Neonatal support plans fail the most vulnerable

Parents need more support when infants go into neonatal care, but new proposals fall short

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How should we respond to the crisis in neonatal nursing?

The RCN’s career guidance on neonatal nursing must address changes in the profession

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Sepsis: why a nationally agreed early warning system for children is urgently needed

Children's nurse Gillian Priday urged RCN congress to lobby for mandatory training to combat sepsis amid calls for a paediatric early warning system to be adopted in England

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A-Z syndromes: Congenital Zika syndrome

First identified in 2015, there is no vaccine for this virus

Breast is best but formula is still an option

Healthcare professionals should not be dictatorial in the choice between breast or bottle

A-Z syndromes: Yunis-Varon syndrome

An insight into this rare genetic disorder in which both parents are recessive gene carriers

A-Z of syndromes: X-linked ichthyosis

An insight into this genetic disorder occurring in 1 in 6,000 infant males

Have a happy and stress-free Christmas and New Year

It has been a difficult year for nurses, but there are some bright spots on the horizon

Book review: Clinical Pocket Reference: Nursing Care of Children and Young People

Nurse adviser Doreen Crawford reviews Nursing Care of Children and Young People

A-Z of syndromes: Waardenburg syndrome

Waardenburg syndrome is a genetic disorder that gives people a distinctive appearance

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