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The reusable models will avoid single-use inhalers going to landfill Picture: Alamy

Reusable inhaler could cut plastic waste

Device can be reused six times before being recycled and will reduce product carbon footprint

child eats holds burger while sipping a drink from a straw

Curbing childhood obesity: investment in school nurses and health visitors is key – RCN

Public health warning as chief medical officer calls for snacking ban on public transport

Picture shows a teenager playing videogames in his bedroom. A new NHS clinic with specialist mental health nurses will help young people addicted to gaming.

New NHS clinic with mental health nurses will help young gaming addicts

An NHS clinic with specialist mental health nurses will help young people addicted to gaming

Image of two abstract figures facing each other. This article argues that children’s continence services need to be integrated and community-based to provide effective care

Applications invited for new children's nursing research awards

Two awards on offer for a children's nurse and nursing student to present their research

Picture shows a woman wearing a headdress holding a child while talking to a nurse. Great Ormond Street Hospital in London will host a study day on 14 November 2019 on working in a multicultural health service.

Great Ormond Street set to host study on working in a multicultural health service

London children's hospital will host interactive study day this November

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Mary Seacole’s life story to become Hollywood movie

Film’s producer says Crimean war nurse was ahead of her time

Evidence and Practice

Exploring the implementation of family-witnessed resuscitation in children and young people

The implementation of family-witnessed resuscitation in children and young people

Exploring the evidence for and against the practice of family-witnessed resuscitation

A position statement about predictive genetic testing among children

A position statement about predictive genetic testing among children

Genetic testing of children to predict the future risk of illness remains controversial

Development and validation of the Children’s Competence in Decision-Making Scale

Development and validation of the Children’s Competence in Decision-Making Scale

Developing a tool to measure competence in the decision-making process in children aged 8-12

Withdrawal of treatment from critically ill children: legal and ethical issues

Withdrawal of treatment from critically ill children: legal and ethical issues

The complex issues involved in the care of children who receive life-sustaining treatment

Approaches to community-based palliative care provision by children’s hospices in the UK

Approaches to community-based palliative care provision by children’s hospices in the UK

Meeting the needs of children with palliative conditions and those of their families

Adolescent safeguarding

Adolescent safeguarding: a review of the literature

Key themes are identified: adolescent life course, risk and vulnerability, and safeguarding

Features

Healthcare assistant Lisa Morgan in a ward at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. She has improved the care of children facing cardiac surgery through a training package for care and support staff and other initiatives.

How a healthcare assistant made the operating theatre a less scary place for children

Award-winner Lisa Morgan's innovations help to ease the anxieties of children

Picture shows specialist transition nurse Giselle Padmore-Payne with patient Benjamin Tshibangu in a BBC London interview

Charity helps children’s transition to adult services

Specialist nurses funded by the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity are helping to care for children with long-term conditions and smooth their transition to adult services

Broderick and Oram

Nurse develops community oxygen-weaning guideline for neonates with chronic lung disease

Joanna Broderick’s award-winning work has improved safety and enhanced patient autonomy

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Putting wheezy children on a pathway to better health

Nurses in North London have cut the number of children re-admitted with breathing problems

Sports charity uses social prescribing to help young people

A charity is using social prescribing to support vulnerable young people in the community

Paediatric nurse

Reflecting on 30 years of change in children’s nursing

Since Nursing Children and Young People's launch there have been enormous advances

Opinion

Illustration depicts a child discovering he has wet the bed. Davina Richardson, a children’s specialist nurse at the charity Bladder & Bowel UK, writes about the importance of commissioning integrated children’s continence services.

The case for integrated children’s continence services

Why children’s continence services should be integrated and community-based

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Nurse with babies in incubators

Nursing shortages has its impact in every area of children's services

More must be done to improve recruitment and retention from neonatal care to school nursing

Nurse and baby in incubator

How should we respond to the crisis in neonatal nursing?

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

Students

MMR vaccine

Is it time to make MMR vaccination compulsory?

Nurses need to counteract the anti-vaccination movement’s propaganda

Parents

Parents are the real professionals when it comes to their children

Good communication is vital in assessing paediatric early warning systems

Presenting at conferences can help nursing students develop critical thinking skills, as well as experience in public speaking

Your first presentation: a nursing student’s guide to speaking at conferences

How presenting can help you develop critical thinking skills, plus tips for preparing

Careers

Picture shows a newborn baby undergoing blood spot screening. Research shows that the way parents are told after screening that their child may have cystic fibrosis can affect the depth and duration of their distress.

Sensitive diagnosis lessens parents’ upset over cystic fibrosis

How parents are told their child may have cystic fibrosis can affect their distress

The word ‘Hope’ written in sand on a beach. Picture: iStock

What hope means for families of children with rare diseases in clinical trials

Does ‘hope’ help as a coping mechanism in clinical trials or give rise to misconceptions and possibly false hope?

Pregnant women at a parent support group

Experiences of pregnant women with fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease

Parent support groups have an important role for women with fetal abnormalities

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