Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Development and evaluation of play specialist documentation in a New Zealand hospital

Development and evaluation of play specialist documentation in a New Zealand hospital

Background Play specialists work closely with doctors and nurses to improve outcomes and the...

Transition

Preparing young people with complex needs and their families for transition to adult...

Improving survival rates for children and young people with complex health needs requires a...

Communication skills: placement reflections of a children’s nursing student

Communication skills: placement reflections of a children’s nursing student

Reflection is a natural human activity. It is important for nursing students during practice...

Meeting the psychosocial needs of adolescents and their families during a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Meeting the psychosocial needs of adolescents and their families during a diagnosis of...

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), an oncological condition affecting blood-producing...

Effects of watching cartoons on pain scores in children undergoing venepuncture

Effects of watching cartoons on pain scores in children undergoing venepuncture

Background Children experience pain and restlessness during invasive procedures. Aim To...

Pain assessment in paediatric intensive care

Pain assessment in paediatric intensive care: the Italian COMFORT behaviour scale

Background Assessment of pain in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) is crucial to...

CPD articles

Migraine

Diagnosing and managing migraine in children and young people

This article gives an overview of migraine in children. It outlines the epidemiology of the...

Complementary feeding

An update on complementary feeding

Complementary feeding is an important developmental milestone in children and occurs at a...

Assessment and treatment of nocturnal enuresis in children and young people

Assessment and treatment of nocturnal enuresis in children and young people

Nocturnal enuresis – or bed-wetting – is one of the most common chronic conditions of...

Suctioning

Principles of suctioning in infants, children and young people

Suctioning to clear airway secretions is an important part of the nursing care for children...

Understanding fluid homoeostasis in infants and children

Understanding fluid homoeostasis in infants and children: part 2

Part two of this article focuses on the care and management of infants and children who are...

Fluid balance

Understanding fluid homeostasis in infants and children: part 1

Fluid requirements differ between infants and children. It is important for children’s...

A to Z of syndromes

A-Z of syndromes: X-linked ichthyosis

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

Stef Sanjati

A-Z of syndromes: Waardenburg syndrome

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

A-Z of syndromes: Usher syndrome

Understanding Usher syndrome which is found in approximately 10,000 people in the UK

Tay-sachs disease

A-Z Syndromes: Tay-Sachs disease

An insight into this genetic disorder which carries a poor prognosis and is often fatal

A baby's face with port wine birthmarks on it.

A-Z of syndromes: Sturge-Weber syndrome

Insight into this rare neurological condition which causes port wine skin lesions and can be...

A-Z of syndromes: Rett syndrome

How to recognise and support children who have this rare developmental and neurological...

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