Developing paediatric nursing skills
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Developing paediatric nursing skills

Amanda Hodson Paediatric Lecturer Practitioner, A&E, King’s College Hospital, London

Amanda Hodson describes an innovative approach to training for general nurses in quality paediatric issues in A&E

THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES AN INNOVATIVE PROJECT WHICH TOOK place at Kings College Hospital in 1999. The project aimed to train general A&E nurses to care for children. The project sought to increase awareness and confidence, but not to create ‘mini paediatric nurses’. Both classroom and clinical teaching took place and 16 staff nurses completed the programme, over a six month period.

Emergency Nurse. 8, 3, 12-14. doi: 10.7748/en2000.

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