Clinical

Our clinical nursing articles aim to inform and educate nurse practitioners and students. This is achieved through the publication of peer-reviewed, evidence-based, relevant and topical articles.

Using non-pharmacological interventions to manage medical procedure-induced anxiety in children: a framework to guide best practice

Non-pharmacological interventions for medical procedure-induced anxiety in children

A scoping review identified six strategies to manage anxiety and reduce the need for medicine

Leadership in children and young people’s nursing: an evolving journey

Children and young people’s nursing leadership: an evolving journey

A review identified ‘what good looks like’ in nursing leadership and made six recommendations

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: treatment outcomes, quality of life and implications for practice

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: treatment and implications for practice

Guidance for nurses on AIS treatment, outcomes and long-term effects

Protecting the integrity of children and young people’s nursing as a distinct field of practice

Children and young people’s nursing as a distinct field of practice

Children have unique needs that are best met by nurses trained specifically to care for them

After COVID-19: preparing staff for future surges in respiratory illness in children and improving well-being

Preparing staff for respiratory surge in children: lessons from COVID-19

A project helped staff understand how the pandemic affected their emotional health and well-being

Care of an infant born with a cleft palate: a case study

Care of an infant born with a cleft palate: a case study

Nurses should work in close partnership with the family and the multidisciplinary team

Checking nasogastric tube safety in children cared for in the community: a re-examination of the evidence base

Nasogastric tube safety in children cared for in the community: evidence re-examined

A revised approach is proposed in which nurses can use checks other than nasogastric aspirate pH testing

Developing a web-based app for non-mental health nurses to assess the mental health needs and risks of children and young people

App for non-mental health nurses to assess needs, risks of children and young people

Overview of project to develop app to assess mental health needs, risks of children and young people

Oral and dental health promotion for children’s nurses

Oral and dental health promotion for children’s nurses

Opportunistic dental advice should be provided to help prevent early onset dental disease

Supporting children, young people and families to self-manage atopic eczema

Supporting children, young people and families to self-manage atopic eczema

Learn about strategies nurses can use to help families manage atopic eczema

Central precocious puberty: assessment, diagnosis and decisions about treatment

Central precocious puberty: assessment and diagnosis

Testing and diagnosis in children and how to approach the decision to treat

Paediatric cardiology ward

Exploring the implementation of key nursing roles in children’s cardiac services

This study informed RCN guidance for career pathways and competences that reflect changing needs

Food allergy: a proposed new tool to help children and young people self-manage

Advice on guiding discussions on food allergy management with patients and families

Evaluation of an independent domestic violence advocate post in a children’s hospital

Findings from having a pilot domestic violence advocate post based in a children’s hospital

Developing a nurse-led salbutamol weaning pathway for asthma or viral-induced wheeze

Pathway improved confidence in nurses’ ability to provide care for children and young people

Craniopagus: a proposed nursing care protocol

Increase your awareness of a rare condition in which identical twins are joined at the head

Adultification: risk factors, harmful effects and implications for nursing practice

Strategies to prevent children and young people being perceived as older than they are

Simulated learning for staff at a children’s hospice

Exploring the benefits of simulation workshops in end of life care

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