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'Celebrate and build on our work to give children the best start'

'Celebrate and build on our work to give children the best start' Subscription Required

7-Nov-2014

Giving our children and young people the best start in life is vital for individuals, families and, ultimately, society.

How to identify signs of brain tumours in children

How to identify signs of brain tumours in children Subscription Required

24-Oct-2014

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

Increasing recognition of childhood incontinence

Increasing recognition of childhood incontinence Subscription Required

23-Jan-2015

A pilot project is training health professionals to recognise continence problems in children during routine appointments, to ensure they receive early intervention.

Nurses are well placed to idenfity and support children at risk of exploitation

Protecting children from sexual exploitation Subscription Required

16-Jan-2015

Child sexual exploitation is increasingly recognised as a problem with potentially devastating consequences. Nurses have a key role in identifying at-risk children.

Nil by mouth: best practice and patient education

Nil by mouth: best practice and patient education Subscription Required

20-Jun-2014

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

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How to ensure patient safety in drug dose calculation Subscription Required

12-Oct-2012

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.

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Complication of chickenpox infection without skin rashes

Complication of chickenpox infection without skin rashes Subscription Required

21-Mar-2014

Chickenpox, without a characteristic vesicular skin rash, can result in a diagnostic dilemma when an associated complication of the infection occurs

'Vaccine cost system lets harm from meningitis B continue'

'Vaccine cost system lets harm from meningitis B continue' Subscription Required

7-Mar-2014

Emmeline McArdle, a nurse from Kent, knows only too well the devastation that meningococcal B meningitis (MenB) and septicaemia cause.

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Preventing malaria in travellers: an overview Subscription Required

18-May-2012

Nurses play a key role in advising travellers on malaria risks, prevention and symptoms.

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Managing allergic rhinitis Subscription Required

20-Apr-2012

The symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be disruptive and distressing. This article outlines their causes and triggers, and the main treatment options.

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Communicating with children with asthma

Communicating with children with asthma Subscription Required

14-Feb-2013

Communication can be challenging in consultations involving children and their parents, as they may have different views and priorities

The development process for a new spacer device Subscription Required

15-Nov-2012

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

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Principles of transmission-based precautions

Principles of transmission-based precautions Subscription Required

23-Jan-2015

Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on patient isolation, in association with the Infection Prevention Society, which explores precautions to prevent infection spread.

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