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.

How a short stay unit can reduce children’s waiting times

Admitting children to emergency departments (EDs) often places them in an environment better...

Child-parent shared decision making about asthma management

Aim To explore and describe child-parent shared decision making for the management of...

Nurse-led implementation of a ventilator-associated pneumonia care bundle in a children...

Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the leading cause of death with hospital-acquired...

Therapeutic safe holding with children and young people in hospital

This article demonstrates how a strategy to improve patient safety and the patient...

Advanced practice in emergency care: the paediatric flow nurse

Children admitted to emergency departments (EDs) in Australia are often placed in an...

Children’s nurses’ experiences of a revalidation pilot study

All UK nurses and midwives will need to follow the revalidation process to renew their...

How young people can learn about newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes

This article describes a small-scale study of children’s experiences of using a tablet...

Staff perspectives on two rare mental health disorders

Pervasive refusal syndrome (PRS)/pervasive arousal withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) and conversion...

Toilet training for children with autism

Toilet training is one of the key developmental milestones of early childhood and there is...

Roles of nurses and parents caring for hospitalised children

This article reviews the literature on nurses’ and parents’ self-perceived roles when caring...

Diagnosis and nursing management of coeliac disease in children

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition caused by the ingestion of gluten-containing...

Managing young people with self-harming or suicidal behaviour

This literature review aimed to determine the risk factors being used to identify children...

Role of out-of-hours nurse co-ordinators in a children’s hospital

In a hospital, a high proportion of working time occurs outside the traditional working day...

Idiopathic scoliosis: managing pain before and after spinal surgery

Idiopathic scoliosis surgery is performed to correct a curvature of the spine. This is a...

Ensuring that ‘hard to reach’ young people agree to health assessments

Statutory guidance for promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children...

Prenatal maternal risk factors for infantile colic

Aim To examine maternal prenatal risk factors for infantile colic (IC). Methods Mothers were...

Suspect, detect and protect: lessons from a lipohypertrophy workshop for children’s...

This article describes a recent training workshop to educate children’s nurses on injection...

How seminars for parents can improve children’s continence management

Staff at a children’s urology department, in response to a growing caseload and reports of a...

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