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.

Prenatal maternal risk factors for infantile colic

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

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...

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...

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...
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Views of children, young people and families: the 15 steps challenge

There is a growing emphasis on involving service users in improving service delivery,...

Overweight and obesity interventions and prevention strategies

Aim To determine what secondary schoolchildren in Jordan want from overweight and obesity...

Parents’ experiences of hope following a child’s brain injury

Aim To explore the lived experiences of parents caring for their child following a severe to...

Exploring the reasons why school students eat or skip breakfast

Background Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. It provides the...

Challenges of identifying eczema in darkly pigmented skin

There is a paucity of information about the difference in the presentation of eczema in...

Use of a food allergy care management pathway in adolescents

The prevalence of allergic diseases is increasing, parents/carers. Healthcare staff also...

Overcoming the barriers to using kangaroo care in neonatal settings

Skin-to-skin contact, or kangaroo care (KC), has benefits for babies and parents, improving...
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Effective nursing care of children and young people outside hospital

Aim To assess the preparation required to ensure a workforce of nurses who can provide high...

Cyberchondria: emerging themes for children’s nurses in the internet age

In many countries, anxious adults and young people are increasingly searching the web for...

Tissue expansion in burn reconstruction: what can the child and family expect?

A child with a burn injury often has to go through reconstructive surgery after it has...

Parents’ experiences of their child’s admission to paediatric intensive care

Background Admission of a child to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) may be one of...

Opportunistic health promotion among overweight children

Aim To explore children’s nurses’ attitudes to providing health promotion advice to...

Training to raise staff awareness about safeguarding children

To improve outcomes for children and young people health organisations are required to train...

A randomised controlled trial examining the effectiveness of cartoons as a distraction...

Aim Distress and pain associated with immunisation are significant problems for children,...

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