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Specialist cleft lip and palate skills boost care in a Romanian hospital

27 October 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


Vanessa Martin travelled with a surgical team to Romania over a period of 12 years to support nurses and improve practice in the treatment of cleft lip and palate....

Are Arm Splints Required Following Cleft Lip/Palate Repair?

01 February 2001

Paediatric Nursing


Since beginning work on general paediatric ward six years ago, I became increasingly interested in the question of whether babies and young children require arm...

Nasogastric feeding for infants who have undergone palatoplasty for a cleft palate

25 December 2009

Paediatric Nursing


Almost 1,000 babies are born each year with some form of cleft, whether it is a palate, lip or a combination. However, with the advent of new regional cleft centres...

Management of trauma to the palate in toddlers

03 December 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Trauma of the palate in children is a common presentation in emergency departments. Children have a tendency to place objects in their mouths, which leaves them at...

A technique for nurses to use when educating families about cleft nutrition

03 May 2011

Nursing Children and Young People


This article outlines the development of a technique devised to aid nurses and other health professionals when helping parents understand why good feeding techniques...

Does nasogastric feeding reduce distress after cleft palate repair in infants?

01 November 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

Art & Science

Aims To determine the effect of nasogastric (NG) feeding compared with oral feeding on morphine requirements after primary cleft palate repair, and secondarily on...

A study into weight gain in infants with cleft lip/palate

24 July 2008

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Faltering weight (or failure to thrive) in infants with cleft lip and palate has largely been attributed to early feeding difficulties. In recent years, the...

Exploring parental reactions to the diagnosis of cleft lip and palate

01 April 2006

Paediatric Nursing


The birth of an infant with a facial cleft evokes a range of emotions and reactions in parents. During acceptance of a child’s disability, parents are said to...

Palatable truth

06 July 2005

Nursing Standard


Parents can be devastated when a scan reveals their expected baby has a cleft palate. Nurses working in this specialist field can offer support and practical...