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Nursing management of childhood chickenpox infection

08 December 2017

Emergency Nurse


Chickenpox is an extremely contagious infectious disease caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). It is a common childhood illness characterised by an itchy vesicular...

Swallowed magnets

09 April 2015

Emergency Nurse


INGESTION OF foreign bodies is a common presentation at emergency departments (EDs). Traditionally, the most common items swallowed by children have been coins but...

Diagnosis, management and treatment of orbital and periorbital cellulitis in children

08 April 2016

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Children with red swollen eyes frequently present to emergency departments. Some patients will have orbital cellulitis, a condition that requires immediate diagnosis...

Petechial rash in children: a clinical dilemma

11 May 2016

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Children with a petechial rash commonly present to emergency departments. The rash can be associated with serious illnesses, such as invasive meningococcal disease...

Recognition and management of sepsis in early infancy

08 December 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Serious bacterial and viral infections occurring in early infancy are important factors affecting morbidity and mortality. Recognition of sepsis by healthcare...

Nursing management of paediatric asthma in emergency departments

26 October 2018

Emergency Nurse


Childhood asthma is a complex disease which may be resistant to treatment and varies in its clinical presentation. The number of children admitted to emergency...

Recognition and management of foreign body ingestion and aspiration

01 February 2017

Nursing Standard

Evidence & practice

Foreign body ingestion and foreign body aspiration commonly affect children. The most vulnerable age is between six months and four years, when children tend to...