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Signs, symptoms and management of bacterial meningitis

26 November 2010

Paediatric Nursing


This article describes the common causes of bacterial meningitis, signs and symptoms, and management. It summarises the 2010 guideline on bacterial meningitis and...

Early diagnosis and effective management of sepsis

14 September 2020

Nursing Standard

Infection prevention and control

Sepsis is a complex condition defined as one or more life-threatening organ dysfunctions caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Nurses have a vital...

Diagnostic and treatment dilemmas in well children with petechial rash in the emergency department

31 August 2022

Emergency Nurse

evidence and practice

This article presents a discussion based on a case study of an eight-month-old boy with petechial rash who presented at the emergency department (ED). Blood tests...

Biological basis of child health 4: an overview of the central nervous system and principles of neurological assessment

22 June 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

neurological assessment

This article is the fourth in a series on the biological basis of child health. It explains the embryological development of the nervous system and describes some of...