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Care after death in children’s hospices

Recommendations for moving and handling, and for managing physiological deterioration

Mitigating the effects of COVID on the work of a children’s clinical research facility

Learn how one children’s clinical research facility adapted to change during the pandemic

Type 1 disordered eating in children and young people with diabetes

Enhance your knowledge of recognising and managing type 1 disordered eating

Nurses’ experiences of managing vulnerability when working with seriously ill children

An exploration of the experiences of children’s nurses who work with seriously ill children

CPD in children’s nursing: identifying needs and delivering quality assured activities

Importance of measuring effect and quality of continuing professional development activities

Applying communication skills in the provision of family-centred care

A reflective account on how communication concepts and techniques can be applied to practice

Abdominal X-rays in children: indications, procedure and interpretation

Enhance your knowledge of the procedure for abdominal X-rays in children and interpretation

Managing fever in children: developing guidelines that turn evidence into practice

Why you should read this article • To learn how guidelines use evidence to make practice...

Enhancing knowledge of mental health issues among children’s nursing students:...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the experiences of children and young...

Supporting the transition from nursing student to newly qualified children’s nurse

A look at the challenges in the transition to children’s nurse and support strategies

Educational requirements of nurses providing care to children with complex needs

Numbers of children with complex needs has increased and many are cared for in the community

Living with lymphoedema: children’s and young people’s perspectives

Lymphoedema has a profound effect on daily life, body image and self-esteem

Bereavement and children’s mental health: recognising the effects of early parental loss

Effects of early parental death on mental health and implications for healthcare practice

Children and young people’s experiences of having a sibling with complex health needs

A literature review of the experiences of the siblings of children with complex health needs

Neonatal abdominal X-rays: indications, procedure and interpretation

How to investigate suspected abdominal conditions in neonates

CPD: evaluating a masterclass for band 5 children’s nurses

Factors to consider when developing CPD opportunities for band 5 children’s nurses

Can a clinical skills facilitator improve staff retention in a children’s hospital?

A supportive clinical environment is important to enhance practice

Congenital heart disease: factors influencing parents’ knowledge of a child’s condition

A literature review to identify factors influencing parents’ knowledge of their child’s CHD