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The neonatal energy triangle part 1: metabolic adaptation

01 July 2006

Paediatric Nursing

Continuing professional development

The first part of this two part series on the neonatal energy triangle gives a general overview of the transition period during the first six to ten hours of life....

The neonatal energy triangle part 2: thermoregulatory and respiratory adaptation

01 September 2006

Paediatric Nursing

Continuing professional development

In the second part of this two part article the neonatal energy triangle elements of hypoxia and hypothermia are explored and the physiology of the first few hours...

Management of asymptomatic hypogiycaemia in neonates

31 October 2007

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article is based on a systematic review (Hewitt et al 2005), which extends a review undertaken by the World Health Organization (WHO 1997a). The article...

Which catheter? Criteria for selection of urinary catheters for children

01 April 2003

Paediatric Nursing


Health professionals should be able to justify their clinical decisions by referring to up-to-date research: in the climate of today’s health care, practice that is...

Ethical decisions in fetal medicine and neonatal intensive care

01 February 2007

Paediatric Nursing


The Nuffield Council on Bioethics (2006) report Critical Care Decisions in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine: Ethical issues addressed three areas of concern to...

Legal and ethical issues in neonatal nursing: a case study

Nursing Standard

evidence & practice

Neonatal nurses regularly face complex legal and ethical dilemmas. This article discusses the hypothetical case of Jack, a two-day-old infant diagnosed with trisomy...

Skin integrity assessment in neonates and children

01 April 2004

Paediatric Nursing


The Essence of Care Framework (DoH 2001) is a quality initiative that requires practitioners to question, evaluate and enhance nursing practices. Nursing literature...

Neonatal procedural pain: a survey of nursing staff

01 June 2003

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

This study explored aspects of neonatal procedural pain and its assessment and management by nursing staff working in neonatal units. Twenty-one neonatal nursing...

Screening for retinopathy of prematurity

01 December 2003

Paediatric Nursing


Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a rare condition that affects the immature blood vessels in the retina, the inner lining of the inner wall of the eye. During...

’Being on the other side’: a mother’s experience of intensive care

01 May 2006

Paediatric Nursing


Lucy lay in her incubator attached to a CPAP machine (see box below for abbreviations). She was receiving TPN via a long line in her leg, a peripheral cannula in her...