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.

Understanding the pathophysiology behind febrile convulsions

The most common background to hyperpyrexia and convulsions is immaturity of the child’s...

Hub and spoke model for nursing student placements in the UK

The quality of clinical placements is an important factor in nurse education and depends,...

Factors that affect adolescents’ adherence to diabetes treatment

There is strong evidence suggesting young people with type 1 diabetes experience...

Parent-professional collaboration when a child presents with potential shunt malfunction

Aims To explore parents’ involvement in the care of their child’s hydrocephalus and the ways...

Treating feverish illness in children aged under five years

Fever is the most likely reason for a child to be taken to the doctor and, occasionally, the...
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Vulnerability and risk in children living with a physical disability

Children are identified as a vulnerable group in need of a degree of safeguarding. About 6%...

Every nurse has a duty to make every contact count

Make Every Contact Count is a public health strategy and not entirely a new idea in nursing...

Blended food for enteral feeding via a gastrostomy

A blended diet for enteral nutrition is defined as home-made everyday food blended to a...

Nurses’ knowledge about the double-checking process for medicines administration

This study aimed to evaluate nurses’ knowledge, perceptions and opinions of double-checking...

Intensive care of children with burn injuries and the role of the multidisciplinary team

Trauma from burns and scalds in children is more common and more damaging than in adults,...

Evaluating a specialist nurse’s role in a general paediatric surgical team

A surgical care practitioner (SCP) is a registered nurse or allied health professional who,...

Understanding the effect of miliary tuberculosis through the experience of one young...

In the UK, tuberculosis (TB) is on the increase. Miliary TB affects the lungs and can leave...

Health visiting and its role in addressing the nutritional needs of children in the...

The first known UK health visitor post was established in 1862, in response to the living...

Understanding nurses’ and parents’ perceptions of family-centred care

Aim To explore and compare differences between parents’ and nurses’ perceptions of family-...

What parents of children with cystic fibrosis expect of educational events

The aim of this study was to evaluate a parent/carer hospital-based educational event and...

Paediatric early warning scores on a children’s ward: a quality improvement initiative

The aim of this quality improvement initiative was to incorporate a paediatric early warning...

Best practice injection technique for children and young people with diabetes

Children and young people who manage diabetes with injection therapy are at risk of using a...

Innovative approach to providing 24/7 palliative care for children

This study outlines an innovative, English hospice-based service that provides 24/7 care for...

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