Evidence and Practice

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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...

Indications for chest X-rays in children

Indications for chest X-rays in children and how to obtain and interpret them

Chest X-ray (CXR) is one of the most common radiological investigations undertaken in...

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)

Reflection on the assessment and care of a child with osteogenesis imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition that causes bones to become brittle...

Parents’ experiences of receiving an antenatal versus postnatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease

Parents’ experiences of receiving an antenatal versus postnatal diagnosis of complex...

Background The time point at which parents receive a diagnosis of congenital heart disease (...

The relationship between physical activity and diet, and overweight and obesity, in young people

The relationship between physical activity and diet, and overweight and obesity, in...

Background Childhood obesity has a worldwide association with serious health problems and...

Supporting fathers who want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child

Supporting fathers who want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child

An increasing number of fathers want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child...

CPD articles

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...

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Testing for primary ciliary dyskinesia

Diagnosis and management of children with primary ciliary dyskinesia

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare, genetic disorder of the motile cilia...

A to Z of syndromes

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...

A-Z of syndromes: Qazi Markouizos syndrome

A series about disorders and diseases with common symptoms that constitute syndromes

A-Z of syndromes: Pfeiffer syndrome

Pfeiffer syndrome is a genetic condition thought to occur once in every 100,000 people

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