Clinical update

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Bronchiolitis: how to recognise red flag symptoms requiring emergency care

Updated NICE guidance focuses on diagnosis, red flag symptoms and when to seek emergency care

Wound care: what the framework for standardised treatment means for your patients

Guidance focuses on individualised care for pressure ulcers, lower limbs and surgical wounds

Cardiac arrest and CPR: guidance update aims to improve survival and patient outcomes

Resuscitation UK advice affirms role of advance care planning

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Chronic pain management in children and young people

New guidelines focus on physical, psychological and pharmacological interventions

Looked after children: a framework for better outcomes

Revised guidance details roles and competencies required of healthcare staff

Managing aerosol generating procedures in school for children with complex medical needs

Updated guidance covers children with a tracheostomy or respiratory difficulties

Menopause symptoms and period pain: identify women’s health conditions with confidence

Updated RCN resource also includes information on pregnancy, continence and sexual health

Faltering growth: signs, symptoms and guidance on improving care

Guidance sets out standards on slower rate of weight gain for babies and preschool children

Prescribing

Preparing to Prescribe toolkit: becoming a non-medical prescriber

Updated online resource is a step-by-step guide for nurses considering a prescribing course

Sepsis in children: how to spot the signs

Institute of Health Visiting resource helps parents recognise symptoms of sepsis in a child

Quality standards for preterm babies who need respiratory support

NICE outlines priority areas of care for premature babies requiring assisted ventilation

Asthma management during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 and severe asthma: what to advise patients

NICE guidance on managing severe asthma in adults and children during the pandemic

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COVID-19: guidance on when to admit patients to critical care

NICE advises on assessing for frailty and including patients and carers in decision-making
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COVID-19: infection prevention and control advice for all healthcare settings

The government has issued advice for all healthcare workers

Parenteral feeding in neonatal care: best practice

New national guidance aims to tackle wide variation in practice, safety concerns and costs
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Novel coronavirus: how to spot suspected cases

New government guidance for nurses stresses importance of infection control measures

Assessment and management of fever in young children

Updated guidance aims to help nurses assess and manage fever in children aged under five

Depression in children and young people: recognition and management

New guidance aims to improve how depression in children and young people is assessed and...

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