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Singing children’s nurse moves viewers to tears in Great Ormond Street video

Patient's mother praises nurse Beth Porch as hundreds respond to moving clip on Twitter

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Paediatric inpatient safe staffing guidance published in Wales

Principles for nurse staffing levels designed to prepare employers for change in the law

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Advice on resolving disagreements with the families of critically ill children

How to manage cases where parents conflict with decisions about life-sustaining treatment

Child abuse

Recognising, assessing and responding to child abuse and neglect

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers guidance on supporting individuals

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Advice for nurses and employers as UK faces heatwave

RCN says staff must have time to rehydrate and take breaks in warm weather

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Sepsis: hospital admissions in England have more than doubled in three years

Commentators say figure could be due to rise in awareness of the condition

Evidence and Practice

Parents’ decision-making about attending an emergency department with their child

Parents’ decision-making about attending an emergency department with their child

Evaluation to explain frequent ED attendance and indicate potential redesigns to services

The importance of protocol-based eye care in the paediatric intensive care unit

The importance of protocol-based eye care in the paediatric intensive care unit

Eye care is a fundamental aspect of personal hygiene that should not be neglected in a...

 Primary school children’s participation in selecting children’s nursing students

Primary school children’s participation in selecting children’s nursing students

Partnerships between universities and schools can have many mutually beneficial outcomes

Matilda the Musical: the potential value of the arts in children’s nursing education

Matilda the Musical: the potential value of the arts in children’s nursing education

Musical theatre is a valid way of teaching a difficult topic, such as safeguarding children

Mother and baby

A-Z syndromes: Congenital Zika syndrome

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

Clinical holding: ethical guidance for children’s nurses working in the UK

Clinical holding: ethical guidance for children’s nurses working in the UK

An ethical framework is proposed comprising four levels of value-based interventions

Features

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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

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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

Sports charity uses social prescribing to help young people

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

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Reflecting on 30 years of change in children’s nursing

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

Tackling the growing problem of air pollution and children’s health

Researchers, including nurses, will monitor the effects of low emission initiatives

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Robots help children in hospital be part of school/other activities

New devices could help prevent children from becoming lonely when isolated from other people

Opinion

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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...

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More must be done to address the children's nursing workforce crisis

It is vital that consensus between providers and higher education institutions is achieved

Father

Breast is best but formula is still an option

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

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

Being a parent helps me in children’s nursing

Chris Steele on how his personal experiences are used to enhance his caregiving

Careers

When a child dies, grandparents have unique support needs

The emotional pain felt by grandparents is often overlooked

Bereavement

Involving bereaved parents in research design can be a mutually beneficial experience

Tara Kerr-Elliott’s interviews influenced a proposed study on post-death care

Child feeding

How patient involvement enhances research into feeding children during BMT

By sharing their views patients, families and researchers can ensure research is relevant

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