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From iron lungs to family-centred care

01 June 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

Analysis

WITH QUEEN Elizabeth II celebrating her diamond jubilee this month, we can reflect on the progress made by nursing for children during the past 60 years.

We must stop the assaults

04 November 2014

Nursing Children and Young People

Opinion

IF THE estimate that up to 65,000 girls aged up to 13 years in the UK are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) is correct, this would make it the most...

Pfeiffer syndrome

07 February 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

The genetic condition Pfeiffer syndrome is thought to occur once in every 100,000 people. There is a trajectory of severity, with some children having barely...

Our duty is to promote health

01 May 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Editorial

The tragedy of the measles outbreak that is circulating in south Wales and other parts of the UK is that it could all have been prevented.

End of year report

01 December 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Editorial

As children’s nurses we might be grateful that we have not received the public criticism that other nurses in the NHS have this year, and feel relieved that a...

Maintaining good practice in the administration of medicines to children

01 May 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

Continuing professional development

This article discusses the role of the children’s nurse in the administration of medicines to children. What is meant by the phrase ‘off label’ is explained, along...

Progress takes a lot of pushing

12 November 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

Editorial

Despite the pace of healthcare progress, it seems that some things never change.

Care and nursing management of a child with a chest drain

24 December 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

Caring for and managing an infant or a child with a chest drain may cause the children’s nurse some anxiety because, although the management is relatively simple,...

Career pathways under threat

24 November 2011

Nursing Children and Young People

Editorial

This is the last issue of 2011 and it is hard to remember a year so challenging. There were times when it felt like our specialism was not fully understood as...

Hope for the future

07 June 2012

Nursing Children and Young People

Editorial

After a successful RCN congress, children’s nursing has a lot to celebrate.