Wheezy children are on a pathway to better health
Catherine Sadler Health writer
Nurses have devised a programme to cut the number of children with breathing problems being readmitted
Like many nurses across the country, paediatric junior sister Freydoh Rabin at Barnet Hospital’s children’s emergency department (ED) is finding the job increasingly hectic as patient numbers rise. ‘Winter nights tended to be busiest, when just a few nurses may be treating up to 35 children, many with wheezy chests and breathing difficulties requiring inpatient admission,’ she says.
Nursing Children and Young People. 31, 4, 16-17. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.31.4.16.s15