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Nursing Children and Young People

Fathima Ahmed
The ever-evolving nature of nursing requires professionals to keep their knowledge up to date and uphold the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Code by engaging themselves in ongoing personal and professional development (PPD). This article aims to highlight the importance of good leadership and management in healthcare and to explore the literature surrounding leadership and management, such as the current NHS healthcare leadership model ( NHS Leadership Academy 2013 ), the Leading Change, Adding Value Framework underpinned by the 10 commitments and 6Cs ( NHS England 2016 ) and the NMC Code ( NMC 2015a ) in relation to PPD...
March 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Mona Pauline Voie, Jorunn Tunby, Nina Strømsvik
AIM: To explore the collaboration challenges faced by neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurses and public health nurses when preparing premature infants for transition home and to explore the culture of cooperation between the two professional groups. METHOD: Qualitative individual interviews were undertaken with two NICU nurses and two public health nurses. A qualitative content analysis was used to analyse the data. FINDINGS: Three main themes were identified: different expectations and lack of communication between NICU nurses and public health nurses; responsibilities and interactions between the two professional groups were not clearly defined; and the public health nurses' competence was not recognised by the NICU nurses and parents...
March 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Taffy Makaya, Jennifer Gilbert, Fiona Ryan, Wendy Watts
Clinical governance processes are important for improving patient care. Patients with adrenal insufficiency are at significant risk if they have an adrenal crisis and require steroid therapy. Families should receive education on managing illness or stress, that is, steroid sick day rules. Most of this education is delivered by children's nurses. Two local cases of mortality related to adrenal insufficiency were reviewed and a questionnaire audit was undertaken to compare the steroid sick day rules education provided to patients and their families with published standards...
March 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Sara Smith, Jane Hunt
Reflection can help nurses make sense of their clinical surroundings and understand risks, challenges and opportunities. Learning the art required for reflective practice begins as a student when critical reflection is particularly important during practice placements. A suitable reflective framework is provided by Rolfe et al ( 2011 ). Adopting this framework, this article draws on the placement experiences of a second-year undergraduate children's nursing student in an acute setting, caring for a toddler with 13% partial and full-thickness burns...
March 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Doreen Crawford
Fluid requirements differ between infants and children. It is important for children's nurses to understand the principles of fluid mechanics and apply this understanding to ensure each child's state of hydration, and thereby preserve their safety and well-being. This two-part article aims to introduce the concept of fluid balance and electrolytes to children's nursing students, help them identify what is normal and what is not, and provide guidance on what actions should be taken when problems occur. It may also be useful for registered nurses to use for revalidation...
February 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Callum Douglass
Errors often occur in the prescribing, preparing, administering and monitoring of intravenous phenytoin ( NHS Improvement 2016 ). Following two fatal incidents involving injectable phenytoin, with contributing factors such as wrong weight estimation, a disregard for existing phenytoin prescriptions and confusion about the final concentration, an alert was issued by NHS Improvement in 2016. This article explores research into the use of injectable phenytoin and why adverse events occur when it is used. The article will inform nurses and doctors who work with children in acute settings about the risks associated with using injectable phenytoin and implications for practice on how to negate these risks...
February 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Kathy Davis, Simone Carter, Elizabeth Myers, Nicola Rocca
Research confirms that children and young people with severe learning disabilities do not have the same level of access to high-quality care, health education and health promotion activities as children and young people without disabilities. This article discusses a quality improvement, action research project to investigate alternative approaches to health promotion that enhance the health and well-being of children and young people with complex neurodisabilities. The project involved assessment of school records and completion by staff of an eight-question survey...
February 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Sally Bolsover
Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) offers an alternative to inpatient care for delivering intravenous antibiotics in patients' homes or in a day care clinic setting. It was first introduced in North America in the 1970s and has evolved over the years, starting with the adult population and now moving to the paediatric population ( Chapman 2013 ). OPAT has the potential to offer excellent, patient-centred, high-quality care to treat a wide variety of infectious conditions in patients who are medically stable and do not need hospitalisation...
February 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Laila Habiballah
AIM: To determine the prevalence of adhesive skin injuries in neonates in a Jordanian neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and to examine the characteristics of neonates with these injuries. METHOD: A cross-sectional period-prevalence study was conducted in a NICU in Irbid National University Hospital in Jordan. A total of 169 neonates were examined for skin injuries caused by adhesive equipment. RESULTS: The prevalence of skin injuries in this population was 26...
December 5, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Rebecca Barnley
Service user involvement is a fundamental part of preregistration nursing education programmes, however achieving this for child nursing students is challenging. Service user involvement can be achieved through online forums but this method can lack the emotional interaction and opportunity for deep reflection. This article reviews the background and challenges of service user involvement in preregistration child nursing programmes, further exploring the evaluation of a group of final year child nursing students' experience of appreciating the journey of two service users...
December 5, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Laura Farnham, Hannah Harwood, Meredith Robertson
This article explores the effect of a children's at-home nursing team, Hospital at Home (H@H), which aimed to reduce demand on acute hospital beds, support families to improve patient experience, and empower parents to care safely for their unwell children and help prevent emergency department (ED) reattendance. Data on demographics and clinical presentation of H@H and ED attendances were collected and compared. A survey measuring parents' confidence in managing their unwell children was also conducted. Of 72 patients treated by the H@H service between May and July 2016, 32 (44%) would have been admitted to hospital from the ED if the H@H service had not existed...
December 5, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Joanne Straw, Pat Jones
In 2015 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated its 2006 guideline to clarify the association between parent infant co-sleeping and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The practice of co-sleeping is a topic of continuing controversy and debate. Rather than highlighting the risks, the emphasis of the NICE guideline is to provide parents with balanced information so that they can make informed decisions about where their babies sleep. This contradicts previous public health messages on co-sleeping that discourages parents from the practice...
December 5, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Abdullah Alkhawaldeh, Moawiah Khatatbeh, Mohammed ALBashtawy, Khetam Al-Awamreh, Mohammad Al Qadire, Omar ALOmari, Barakat Khasawneh, Bayan ALBashtawy, Sa'd ALBashtawy, Hind Alshakh
Being overweight and obese in adolescence are significant global public health issues which threaten the viability of basic healthcare delivery in many countries. The number of affected adolescents is growing at an alarming rate. Behavioural treatment, which refers to a set of principles and techniques designed to help people reverse maladaptive eating and activity habits, has become a crucial part of most programmes designed to address overweight and obesity. This article outlines three steps involved in the behavioural treatment of overweight and obesity in adolescents: antecedents, eating behaviour and the consequences of eating behaviour...
November 7, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Margot Walter, Johanna Mw Hazes, Radboud Jem Dolhain, Philomine van Pelt, Annette van Dijk, Sylvia Kamphuis
AIMS: To explore how young people with juvenile-onset rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (jRMDs) and their parent(s) experience care during preparation for the upcoming transfer to adult services, and to develop a clinical transition pathway. METHOD: A survey was conducted with 32 young people aged between 14 and 20 years with jRMDs, and their parents ( n =33), treated at the department of paediatric rheumatology in a tertiary care children's hospital in the Netherlands...
November 7, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Kamila Luberda, Karen Cleaver
A global shortage of organs from children and adults available for transplantation is compounded by the failure of next of kin to consent for organs to be donated after death. Non-modifiable and modifiable factors influence decision-making in this area. Modifiable factors are of interest when examining families' decision-making about the donation of organs from their deceased child. A scoping review was undertaken to determine how modifiable factors influence parental decision-making about organ donation. Thematic analysis identified two themes: interactions with healthcare professionals and pre-disposition to organ donation...
November 7, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Naomi Lowe-Lennon, Tracey Jones
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare condition not commonly observed in neonatal units. It poses a challenge to neonatal staff to source expertise and information when diagnosing and treating patients with this condition. This article uses a case study of a neonate with HLH to analyse interdisciplinary team dynamics in hospital and explore how teams can effectively share knowledge and learn from each other when treating patients with rare and complex conditions.
November 7, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Angela Leonard, Candice Bonaconsa, Lydia Ssenyonga, Minette Coetzee
The active participation of staff from the outset of any health service or practice improvement process ensures they are more likely to become engaged in the implementation phases that follow initial service analyses. Graphic facilitation is a way of getting participants to develop an understanding of complex systems and articulate solutions from within them. This article describes how a graphic facilitation process enabled the members of a multidisciplinary team at a specialist paediatric neurosurgery hospital in Uganda to understand how their system worked...
October 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Robin Hyde
The NHS continues to face unprecedented demands and reform which necessitates a move away from traditional modes of delivery. Over the past ten years economic austerity, changes to legislation and professional career developments have led to healthcare service redesign and innovations in nursing roles, including the development of the advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) role. This article explores how one organisation created an ANP service for out-of-hours neonatal and paediatric care in a district general hospital setting...
October 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Francesca Wells, Joseph Manning
Transition service development is high on the agenda in contemporary healthcare improvement and there is a wealth of literature focusing on the shortcomings of many existing transition services. This literature review aims at identify and summarise research on the issues and needs surrounding transitional care from children's to adult services, and to explore, critique and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, processes and systems relating to supporting transitions for young people between children's and adult services...
October 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
Nisha Anil
Sepsis is a major public health problem as well as one of the leading causes of preventable death in children because of failure to recognise the early signs and symptoms and to resuscitate rapidly. Blood lactate levels are used to assess the severity of sepsis and the effectiveness of resuscitation. Lactate levels are easily obtainable and should be checked in all patients admitted with suspected sepsis within six hours of presentation. The test should be repeated four and eight-hours post-diagnosis of sepsis...
October 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
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