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Nursing Children and Young People

Hannah Morgan, Garry Pettet, Michele Reed, Siba Prosad Paul
Chest X-ray (CXR) is one of the most common radiological investigations undertaken in practice with children. CXRs are requested for a number of suspected diagnoses, including pneumonia, pneumothorax and foreign body aspiration or ingestion. They may also be requested as part of a skeletal survey or to confirm the position of central and umbilical lines, as well as nasogastric tubes. Nurses play a vital role in ensuring that X-rays are performed in a safe and timely manner, and to ensure children are supported and positioned appropriately to obtain the best quality images...
November 8, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Janet Warren
Complementary feeding is an important developmental milestone in children and occurs at a formative time for the development of healthy eating habits that can continue into later childhood and beyond. The timing of weaning has been a controversial subject and recommendations in the UK differ from those in Europe. In the UK and New Zealand, baby-led weaning is becoming increasingly popular. The importance of responsive feeding is highlighted to make parents aware of a baby's cues indicating hunger or fullness...
November 8, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Rachel McDowell, Alice McKendry, Gabrielle Smyth, Pauline Cardwell
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition that causes bones to become brittle and fracture. This article draws on the reflective experiences of two second-year children's nursing students on placement. It includes a case study that explores the assessment and care of a child with OI. Due to the lack of available evidence and understanding of nursing care for children with OI, the article also includes a personal reflection on clinical practice. There has been extensive development in evidence-based practice in nursing, which includes reflective practice...
October 30, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Annette Reid, Kerry Gaskin
BACKGROUND: The time point at which parents receive a diagnosis of congenital heart disease (CHD) has changed over the years due in part to advances in fetal ultrasound. However, CHD remains undiscovered until after birth in some cases. The psychological effect of time of diagnosis on parents' experiences has not been well researched. AIM: To explore parents' experiences at the time of diagnosis of complex CHD and to compare if experiences differ when receiving an antenatal versus postnatal diagnosis...
October 25, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Abdul-Monim Batiha, Saleh Daradkeh, Mohammed ALBashtawy, Sami Aloush, Ahlam Al-Natour, Mohammad Al Qadire, Intima Alrimawi, Moawiah Khatatbeh, Khetam Al-Awamreh, Fadwa Alhalaiqa
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity has a worldwide association with serious health problems and complications that increase the risk of illness and death. AIM: To identify and assess the factors contributing to overweight and obesity among school students in north Jordan. METHOD: A descriptive cross-sectional study involving 1,554 students was conducted between October 2014 and February 2015. RESULTS: More than two thirds (70%) of participants were normal weight (5th percentile-<85th percentile), while 12% were overweight and 13% were obese...
October 4, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Daniele Fagioli, Costanza Evangelista, Orsola Gawronski, Emanuela Tiozzo, Francesca Broccati, Lucilla RavĂ , Immacolata Dall'Oglio, Giancarlo Antonielli, Antonella Borgiani, Federica Cancani, Micaela Monoscalco, Claudia Zambrini, Francesca Stoppa
BACKGROUND: Assessment of pain in paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) is crucial to minimise the risks of inadequate sedation. AIM: To translate and validate the Italian version of the COMFORT behaviour scale (CBS) in a PICU in terms of its psychometric, construct, feasibility and reproducibility properties. METHOD: Before and after tracheal suctioning, 71 observations were performed on 35 sedated and mechanically ventilated patients in three PICUs...
September 10, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Davina Richardson
Nocturnal enuresis - or bed-wetting - is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood. It has a significant effect on the quality of life of affected children and their families and is associated with several comorbidities, some of which resolve on successful treatment. The causes of this troublesome condition are explored and the principles of assessment and treatment are discussed with reference to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance as well as research. Response to treatment resistance is considered and appropriate onward referral discussed...
September 10, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Thomas Laws
An increasing number of fathers want to be involved in providing healthcare for their child. Nurses endeavouring to include fathers in care are hindered by a lack of evidence-based guidelines outlining how best to engage with, educate and upskill this parent. Fathers remain a relatively understudied parent and there are insufficient data to validate guidelines. A scoping review sought to locate, describe and summarise evidence of fathers performing healthcare for their child experiencing an acute, chronic or long-term condition; identify the type of support fathers received when acquiring healthcare skills; and determine gaps in research knowledge relevant to nursing practice in the context of family-centred care...
September 10, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Grace Bowmer, Carol Sowerby, Alistair Duff
Treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) remains arduous and time-consuming, with young people in particular struggling to balance these demands with living a 'normal' life. Transferring to adult services is an important milestone that should be preceded by a gradual process of empowerment. This service evaluation aimed to explore the views of young people with CF before their transfer to adult care and to co-produce revisions to the transition and transfer programme. A total of 37 participants, aged 11-17 years, completed questionnaires during routine clinic visits with 81% expressing good knowledge of CF and treatment, and 59% reporting that they undertook their own treatment...
September 10, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Lisa Whiting, Sheila Roberts, Julia Petty, Gary Meager, Kath Evans
AIM: To examine the role of members of the NHS England Youth Forum (NHSEYF) and the strategies used to influence health service provision for children and young people. METHOD: An evaluative mixed-methods study was commissioned by NHS England and undertaken by the University of Hertfordshire between July 2015 and September 2016. Data collection comprised activity logs, a form of questionnaire, and semi-structured interviews. FINDINGS: The analysis of the activity logs revealed that the young people were undertaking a wide range of activities across England...
July 11, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Nadine Littler
AIM: To explore perceptions, opinions and experiences of safeguarding education within pre-registration children's nursing curricula. METHODS: Using a qualitative research method, an online questionnaire was developed and disseminated to pre-registration children's nursing students to complete via a weblink added to their programme's virtual learning environment. FINDINGS: This study highlighted the need to integrate other pedagogies in safeguarding education...
July 11, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Earlroy Edwards
Suctioning to clear airway secretions is an important part of the nursing care for children with respiratory conditions. While the principles of safe suctioning are known widely, they are not closely adhered to. The adverse effects of suctioning can easily be overlooked to the detriment of the patient. Careful risk assessment and patient observation are needed to ensure that suctioning is performed only when necessary and the risks to the patient are minimised.
July 11, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Ewout van Sabben, Laila Paulsen-Becejac
Men are at a higher risk of suicide; 70% of people who die by suicide are men. By exploring some of the reasons behind suicide in young men aged 15-29 years old, this article will look at not just the influence of perceived physical strength, but also their mental state of mind. The article combines information from the World Health Organization, research conducted in other countries and the information available in the UK, to hopefully benefit and encourage further research to be carried out. Men's mental health is at the forefront of many campaigns, but there is still a lack of understanding about why suicide occurs...
July 11, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Julia Petty, Lisa Whiting, Janet Green, Cathrine Fowler
AIM: To gain insight into the post-discharge experiences of parents in relation to the adequacy of preparation for caring for extremely premature infants at home. METHOD: A narrative approach was drawn on to facilitate data collection, through face-to-face semi-structured interviews with 14 parents of extremely premature infants. FINDINGS: Constant comparative analysis was used to allow the emergence of five key research themes - emotional and mental health of parents, uncertain outcomes, ongoing health needs of the baby, educational needs of health professionals, and parental support and preparation for transition home...
July 5, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Elizabeth Crighton, David Anderson, Deborah Martin, Brian Richardson, Rachel M Taylor
BACKGROUND: The post-qualifying and preceptorship period in nursing has been well-researched, however, there is limited evidence about the immediate period before qualifying. AIM: To explore the experiences of role transition of London-based final placement (FP) children's nursing students and to identify what support is required for future cohorts of students. METHOD: Four London universities circulated an online questionnaire to FP students...
June 15, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Sina Karbasizadeh, Masih Jani, Mahtab Keshvari
AIM: To determine the relationship between the parent-child relationship, self-control and demographic characteristics and the desire to play video games among male university students at one university in Iran. METHOD: This was a correlational, descriptive, applied study. A total of 103 male students were selected randomly as a study sample from the population of male students at Isfahan University in Iran. Data collection tools used were the Video Games Questionnaire, Tanji's Self-Control Scale, Parent-Child Relationship Questionnaire, and Demographic Questionnaire...
June 12, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Earlroy Edwards
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June 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Tracey Jones, Helen Russell-Fisher
In recent years children's emergency admissions have risen by 18%. In 2011 a team at a city district general hospital in England recognised that children were being admitted to the general children's ward and often only staying for short periods of time. After a review of the service a plan was put forward for the development of a paediatric short-stay observation and assessment unit. The unit has led to a reduction in ward admissions and offered opportunities for children's nurses to extend their roles in assessment and treatment...
May 11, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Bethaney Squirrell, Jane Hunt
Reflection is integral to professional revalidation and enhancing nursing practice; it is an art and a science to be learned. Learning the art of reflection begins as a student in clinical placement settings. Drawing on a reflective model, this article presents an account of one second-year children's nursing student's experiences in a community-based placement with a school nursing team. A school nurse appointment was reflected on where advice was offered to a 13-year-old student with sleep difficulties, low affect and lethargy, which included avoiding caffeinated drinks, reducing use of a laptop and mobile phone before going to sleep, and establishing a regular bedtime routine...
May 11, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Tinne Van Aggelpoel, Stefan De Wachter, Guido Van Hal, Kelly Van der Cruyssen, Hedwig Neels, Alexandra Vermandel
AIMS: The goals of this research were to investigate parents' perceptions of toilet training and their beliefs and views on how to toilet train children. METHODS: Questionnaires were provided to parents of healthy children, aged 18-72 months, who were or had just finished toilet training. There were 928 questionnaires returned (38% response rate). After correcting for age compliance with the range stated in the study, 832 parents remained. RESULTS: The data confirm a postponement of the age at which children start to potty train and the age at which they are toilet training...
May 11, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
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