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Competencies for paediatric endocrine nursing

01 November 2008

Paediatric Nursing

Short report

Paediatric endocrinology covers various illnesses and disorders related to children’s hormones, ranging from minor disorders to more life-threatening conditions. The...

Biological basis of child health 7: growth, development and the reproductive system

05 October 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

growth

This article is the seventh in a series on the biological basis of child health. It describes early developmental milestones, stages of growth, puberty and the...

Biological basis of child health 11: anatomy, physiology and development of the senses

17 May 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

This article, the 11th in the Biological basis of child health series, focuses on the senses. There are five basic senses in humans: hearing, sight, touch, smell and...

Understanding clinical investigations in children’s endocrinology

08 October 2015

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

Children and young people referred to paediatric endocrinology services present with a wide range of illnesses and disorders varying from minor to life-threatening...

Biological basis of child health 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and associated childhood conditions

02 November 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

digestive system

This article is the eighth in a series on the biological basis of child health. It describes the embryological development of the gastrointestinal (GI) system and...

Biological basis of child health 1: understanding the cell and genetics

09 March 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

cell biology

This article is the first of a series that outlines the fundamental aspects of the biological basis of child health. Cells and genes are the basic units of life....

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements of respiratory assessment

17 August 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

respiratory system

This article is the fifth in a series on the biological basis of child health. It describes the development of the respiratory system, which starts relatively late...

Biological basis of child health 12: the endocrine system and common childhood endocrinopathies

05 July 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

This article, the 12th in a series on the biological basis of child health, focuses on the endocrine system. This system works alongside the nervous system to...

Biological basis of child health 9: development of the liver and clinical features of childhood liver disease

08 March 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

digestive system

This article is the ninth in a series on the biological basis of child health and follows on from the previous article, which discussed the gastrointestinal system....

Biological basis of child health 13: structure and functions of the skin, and common children’s skin conditions

20 September 2021

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

This article, the 13th in a series on the biological basis of child health, focuses on the skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body and covers its whole outer...