Clinical update

Picture shows a boy, seated, looking intently at a mobile phone. New guidance aims to improve recognition and management of depression in children aged five to 18 and promote effective treatments.

Depression in children and young people: recognition and management

New guidance aims to improve how depression in children and young people is assessed and which treatments are effective

Girl having temperature taken

Antimicrobial prescribing guidance for pneumonia in children and young people

Guidelines on pneumonia aim to optimise use of antibiotics and reduce resistance to them

If picked up and treated early a sepsis diagnosis outcome can be positive

Sepsis Six update: the important changes every nurse needs to know about

UK Sepsis Trust reviews first step in its screening and management tool

Asthma inhaler and medication. Picture: iStock

Asthma management: how nurses can help prevent attacks

Update from the British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

NICE guidance addresses wound cleaning

Preventing and treating surgical site infections: what nurses need to know

Updated NICE guidance deals with antiseptic skin preparation, antibiotics and wound closure

Child abuse

Recognising, assessing and responding to child abuse and neglect

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence offers guidance on supporting individuals

Preterm

Specialist neonatal respiratory care for babies born preterm

NICE has issued new guidance on respiratory care for premature babies

Vitamin D

Spotting nutritional vitamin D deficiency in children

National Osteoporosis Society report clarifies vitamin D deficiency test for children

Nurse and young woman

Quality standard for eating disorders highlights need for closer liaison between teams

Eating disorders guidance from NICE calls for better coordination and earlier access to care

Neonatal herpes

Preventing herpes in newborn babies

Although rare, the effects of herpes in newborn babies can be devastating, so it is important that parents are aware of the infection and how to avoid it

Improving diagnosis, care and support for ADHD

NICE guidance aims to improve recognition, diagnosis, quality of care and support for ADHD

End of life care quality standard

Read our update on guidelines published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on improving end of life care for children in UK

Cerebral palsy

Read our summary of the latest update on cerebral palsy guidance issued by the National...

Preterm births

New guidelines published by National Institute for Health and Care Excellence aim to...

Toilet training

Charity Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence has published new...

Hypophosphatasia

New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in agreement with...

Meningitis and septicaemia vaccinations

Essential facts on the latest drive to boost the number of teenagers vaccinated against...

Childhood stroke

Summary and nursing implications of the latest updates to clinical practice.

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