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Someone washing their hands. It is important to wash hands thoroughly at the end of a shift. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: dos and don’ts for when you get home

Online sources list rigorous steps to take after each shift – but what do the experts say?

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 Alice Kit Tak Ong (left) and Rebecca Mack (right)

COVID-19: tributes paid after death of two more nurses

Employers and loved ones praise dedication of Alice Kit Tak Ong and Rebecca Mack

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Reusing single-use PPE

COVID-19: ‘promised PPE supplies are not reaching front-line staff’

Inadequate provision is compromising nurse and patient safety, RCN warns

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CPR during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: nurses receive conflicting advice on PPE and resuscitation

Public Health England guidance contrasts with Resuscitation Council advice on CPR

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A nurse dialling a mobile phone. The helpline is designed to support NHS staff during the COVID-19 outbreak. Picture: iStock

COVID-19: mental health helpline for nurses opens

NHS staff can speak to volunteers from charities such as Hospice UK and the Samaritans

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Handwashing and PPE

COVID-19 survey: RCN calls for nurses’ feedback on the crisis

Three-pronged survey will look at healthcare staff’s experiences throughout the pandemic

Evidence and Practice

Biological basis of child health 4: an overview of the central nervous system and...

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the central nervous...

Use of subcutaneous fluids in palliative care with children: a case study

Why you should read this article: • To learn about the practical aspects of subcutaneous...

Designing an adolescent safeguarding curriculum framework for preregistration nurse...

Why you should read this article: • To understand the safeguarding risks young people are...

Factors contributing to parental ‘vaccine hesitancy’ for childhood immunisations

Why you should read this article: • To understand the reasons why some parents reject...

Biological basis of child health 3: development of the cardiovascular system and...

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the cardiovascular system...

Biological basis of child health 2: introduction to fertilisation, prenatal development...

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the stages of prenatal...

Features

Picture of a newborn in a neonatal care unit

Plans for US-style project for parents with babies in neonatal intensive care units

Applications for the Sweeney Programme are being sought from UK NICUs for the first time

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Picture shows RCNi Awards 2019 Child health category winner Joanna Broderick (left) with a mother holding a baby and following the oxygen weaning guideline she developed.

The RCNi Nurse Awards 2020 can help put you and your specialty in the spotlight

2019's Child health category winner wants to inspire others to be innovative

Healthcare assistant Lisa Morgan in a ward at Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne. She has improved the care of children facing cardiac surgery through a training package for care and support staff and other initiatives.

How a healthcare assistant made the operating theatre a less scary place for children

Award-winner Lisa Morgan's innovations help to ease the anxieties of children

Picture shows specialist transition nurse Giselle Padmore-Payne with patient Benjamin Tshibangu in a BBC London interview

Charity helps children’s transition to adult services

Specialist nurses funded by the Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity are helping to care for children with long-term conditions and smooth their transition to adult services

Broderick and Oram

Nurse develops community oxygen-weaning guideline for neonates with chronic lung disease

Joanna Broderick’s award-winning work has improved safety and enhanced patient autonomy

Putting wheezy children on a pathway to better health

Nurses in North London have cut the number of children re-admitted with breathing problems

Opinion

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Children during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: how it is affecting children and what nurses can do to help

Children may be anxious during the crisis, particularly when attending hospital

Vector image shows overlapping silhouettes of mobile phone users. Ricky Baker describes how children’s nursing students benefit from sharing their knowledge in online chat groups.

A network for students to support each other

How children’s nursing students benefit from sharing their knowledge in online chat groups

Picture of children’s nurses

Are children’s nurses ready for collective leadership?

Children’s nurses are an eclectic group, but by speaking as one they can influence policy

Students

MMR vaccine

Is it time to make MMR vaccination compulsory?

Nurses need to counteract the anti-vaccination movement’s propaganda

Parents

Parents are the real professionals when it comes to their children

Good communication is vital in assessing paediatric early warning systems

The Children and Young People Student Nurse Network on Twitter

COVID-19: what nursing students will need most as they join the emergency register

Reassurance and support from healthcare professionals, universities and our peers is vital

Careers

Odds on favourite: my new career as a nurse at the British Racing School

Nurse Sharon Mott took on a challenge in agreeing to create a role where she is responsible for the health and well-being of young would-be jockeys and grooms at a horse racing school

Diabetes app

Type 1 diabetes in children: how effective is using a smartphone app?

Study examined the efficacy of Euglyca app aimed at children and young people

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