Children's Student Editor
The decision to put my children into full time child care so that I could pursue my ambition to train to be a children’s nurse was one of the toughest I have ever made.
Diagnosis of brain tumours in children is improving, but the UK still lags behind other western countries. Knowledge of symptoms will allow nurses to improve early diagnosis
Children's mental health
Funding has been announced for eight pilot schemes to test innovative new services for children and young people with mental health issues.
Nurses need to understand why patients must be nil by mouth, be familiar with best practice and be able to educate patients in the procedure and the reasons for it
Medicines management is a core nursing skill. This review gives an introduction to and taster of our newly launched online Nursing Times Learning unit on drug calculations.
Chickenpox, without a characteristic vesicular skin rash, can result in a diagnostic dilemma when an associated complication of the infection occurs
Emmeline McArdle, a nurse from Kent, knows only too well the devastation that meningococcal B meningitis (MenB) and septicaemia cause.
Nurses play a key role in advising travellers on malaria risks, prevention and symptoms.
The symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be disruptive and distressing. This article outlines their causes and triggers, and the main treatment options.
Communication can be challenging in consultations involving children and their parents, as they may have different views and priorities
The second article in a two-part series on the use of spacers to treat asthma in children describes the development of a child friendly spacer
An new initiative by a London university has provided student children’s nurses with placements in the community and the chance to observe normal child development
Practice nurses and health visitors are ideally placed to help parents understand what “normal” sleep patterns are for their child, according to US researchers.
Glove use may prevent the spread of micro-organisms in healthcare settings, but student nurses’ use of gloves appears to follow ward culture rather than formal policies