An insight into this genetic disorder occurring in 1 in 6,000 infant males
It has been a difficult year for nurses, but there are some bright spots on the horizon
Nurse adviser Doreen Crawford reviews Nursing Care of Children and Young People
Waardenburg syndrome is a genetic disorder that gives people a distinctive appearance
Understanding Usher syndrome which is found in approximately 10,000 people in the UK
An insight into this genetic disorder which carries a poor prognosis and is often fatal
Insight into this rare neurological condition which causes port wine skin lesions and can be associated with epilepsy
Part two of this article focuses on the care and management of infants and children who are seriously ill and who have lost so much fluid that they have entered a state of shock. The pathophysiology of shock is reviewed and the types and stages of shock are considered. The challenges of identifying shock are explored and the management of fluid resuscitation with colloids rather than crystalloids is analysed. An overview of the complex management of a young person in shock is provided using a case history format. The article offers the opportunity to extend readers’ knowledge of some of the special tests that may be required to support the diagnosis of shock and provides an overview of the expected results.
What can we learn from the Alfie Evans case at Alder Hey Children's Hospital?
How to recognise and support children who have this rare developmental and neurological disorder
A series about disorders and diseases with common symptoms that constitute syndromes
Fluid requirements differ between infants and children. It is important for children’s nurses to understand the principles of fluid mechanics and apply this understanding to ensure each child’s state of hydration, and thereby preserve their safety and well-being. This two-part article aims to introduce the concept of fluid balance and electrolytes to children’s nursing students, help them identify what is normal and what is not, and provide guidance on what actions should be taken when problems occur. It may also be useful for registered nurses to use for revalidation.
Pfeiffer syndrome is a genetic condition thought to occur once in every 100,000 people
Insight into this genetic condition that causes several abnormalities in the midsection of the body of children.
How to recognise and support children with this rare genetic condition.
A genetic disorder affecting the formation of the connective tissue
How to recognise and support children who have this rare neurological condition.
The NMC consultation on new proficiency standards, which closes on 12 September, is an opportunity to equip children’s nurses properly for the future, says Doreen Crawford