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student tends to a teenage inpatient at the bedside

Children’s and learning disability nursing in Wales: no extra university places planned

Failure to expand fields’ student cohorts at odds with government’s NHS vision, says RCN

Picture of specialist community public health nurse Anne Mulligan, who came up with the idea of creating a video and workbook to help children understand the changes they go through during puberty.

School nurses create video to help children understand puberty

A team of school nurses have made a video to help children understand changes they go through

RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 launches on 30 October, with entries invited in 11 categories

Could you be the RCN Nurse of the Year in the year of the nurse?

Entries open for the RCNi Nurse Awards 2020, your chance to promote your work and specialty

Picture of a child alone on a park bench

Safeguarding partners: what children’s nurses need to know

How will the new safeguarding partners differ from local safeguarding children’s boards?

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

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

Evidence and Practice

Family members’ perceptions of a Singing Medicine project in a children’s hospital

Family members’ perceptions of a Singing Medicine project in a children’s hospital

Children spending prolonged periods in hospital need to play and express themselves

Enhancing the care of children and young people with mental health issues

Enhancing the care of children and young people with mental health issues

Children’s nurses require education and training in mental health to provide optimal care

Frequency of injection site assessment for lipohypertrophy in children and young people with type 1 diabetes

Injection site assessment for lipohypertrophy in children with type 1 diabetes

It is vital that nurses understand the importance of injection site assessment

Does parental anxiety affect children’s perception of pain during intravenous...

Background Pain associated with invasive medical procedures is a significant cause of...

In the child’s best interests: should life be sustained when further treatment is futile?

In the child’s best interests: should life be sustained when further treatment is...

Why you should read this article: • To understand that medical advances have meant that...

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

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

Picture shows a young male with pectus excavatum, in which the chest sinks inwards. Specialist nurse Cheryl Honeyman says the end of funding for surgery on chest deformities in young people is wrong and calls for more research

Halt to funding for chest deformity surgery is a cruel blow

Specialist children's nurse says ending funding is wrong without further research

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

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

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

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

Cath Renwick

Meet the UK's first consultant nurse in paediatric electrophysiology and inherited...

Years ago Cath Renwick doubted her academic ability but now she leads on research and has a pioneering role

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?

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