News and practice for school nurses
Children with continence problems may experience social and psychological problems. A toolkit aims to support schools to provide appropriate care during the school day
A project to make school nursing services in two secondary schools more accessible enabled young people to contact their school nurse using a mobile texting service
All health professionals need to be aware of rare disease and ensure patients receive prompt diagnosis, information and ongoing support
Body temperature is a vital sign and it is important to measure it accurately. This article reviews and compares the various methods available to nurses.
Vaccination against rotavirus, which causes significant morbidity in preschool children, is due to become part of the childhood immunisation schedule next week
Children who are bad at maths could have trouble with numbers because of their mother’s hormone levels during pregnancy, a new study suggests.
Nursing organisations are calling on NHS commissioners to fund more specialist nurses to help drive much needed improvements in paediatric continence care.
More must be done to curb the nation’s sugar intake to reduce the “costly burden” of tooth decay, experts have said.
A nurse led approach to managing asthma in the community can reduce admissions among children by 40%, new London based research has found.
Children who take statins to lower their cholesterol experience long-term benefits, researchers have said.
In advance of the Queen’s Nursing Institute’s annual conference, I have been reflecting on the collective power of community nurses to improve the health of our nation - and when I say “community nurses” I mean nurses across the whole range of specialties.
Behind the Headlines
“The equivalent of 20 classrooms-full of children take up smoking every day in the UK,” reports The Independent. This disturbing headline comes from estimates of the number of children between the ages of 11 and 15 who start smoking each day. The estimates are based on a major survey of secondary schoolchildren in England.