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Learning for life support

04 April 2012

Nursing Standard


Resuscitation skills are recognised as fundamental for most healthcare professionals, including nurses, yet the literature suggests that unless taught repeatedly,...

Restraint in the care of children

08 November 2011

Emergency Nurse


As a nursing student on an emergency department (ED) placement, the author of this article experienced personal and professional conflict while restraining a child...

Treating abdominal pain in young people

09 February 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

A common complaint in children, abdominal pain can be clinically challenging for healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat. Accurate assessment and thorough...

Care of a child with down’s syndrome

08 December 2011

Learning Disability Practice


The unique healthcare needs of children and their families living with Down’s syndrome are identified; nurses must understand these to be able to help fulfil the...

Mentorship: the art and science

05 May 2007

Paediatric Nursing


Mentorship has been widely discussed within nursing and a plethora of guidelines, standards, frameworks and toolkits produced. It brings unique rewards for the...

Reflection on the assessment and care of a child with osteogenesis imperfecta

30 October 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

genetic disorders

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition that causes bones to become brittle and fracture. This article draws on the reflective experiences of two...