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Pain management for chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis

08 December 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

The number of children and young people diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year. Pain is a significant side effect of disease, surgery and treatments...

Implementing new clinical guidelines: The manager as agent of change

01 November 2003

Nursing Management


THIS ARTICLE aims to demonstrate how an increased knowledge of management issues can help improve health care. It focuses on change management, specifically the...

On the web

01 June 2009

Paediatric Nursing


This site provides information and resources for grandparents and siblings as well as for children, teenagers and parents. The site is user friendly, with...

Guidelines for sedation of the critically ill child

01 November 2003

Paediatric Nursing


Critically ill children often receive sedative agents and analgesics to induce sedation in order to reduce their body’s stress responses, relieve pain and anxiety,...

Pain assessment and management in paediatric intensive care: Part 2

01 July 2001

Paediatric Nursing


Based on the findings regarding pain assessment (Bennett 2001), an overall plan for pain management is now reviewed for the child in intensive care. Many different...

Pain assessment and management in paediatric intensive care: Part 1

01 June 2001

Paediatric Nursing


Provision of effective pain management for children is widely recognised as a challenging aspect of nursing (Gibson and Llewellyn 1997). There is an increasing body...

Sleep and rest in PICU

01 February 2003

Paediatric Nursing


Sleep is a complex, natural phenomenon, common to all human beings. The nature of sleep has always been difficult to describe and there are many definitions offered....