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Children and young people: Publications

  • 21 Jul 2021

    The role of school nurses in providing emergency contraception services in education settings

    Publication Code : 009 629

    This position statement, which updates the RCN position statement published in 2006, and updated in 2012 and 2018, aims to clarify the responsibilities of school nurses when they are providing emergency hormonal contraception (EC) to students in education settings (schools, colleges, pupil referral units or any educational institution where there are young people). This replaces publication 006 358.  

  • 30 Jun 2021

    Children and Young People’s Cardiac Nursing

    Publication Code : 009 580

    This publication provides optimum standards for the nursing care of infants, children and young people with congenital heart disease. It includes recommendations for education and training, underpinned by competency frameworks and career pathways.

  • 9 Dec 2020

    Caring for Children and Young People

    Publication Code : 009 405

    This updated publication is for nurses working in the independent sector and identifies key points for organising children and young people’s health care services in independent settings, which include hospitals and clinics.

  • 14 Oct 2020

    Day Surgery for Children and Young People

    Publication Code : 009 330

    This publication highlights the specific needs of children and young people undergoing day surgery, outlining pre- and post-operative aspects of care and preparation, parental involvement and facilitating discharge.   

  • 30 Jan 2019

    Safeguarding Children and Young People: Roles and Competencies for Healthcare Staff

    Publication Code : 007 366

    To protect children and young people from harm, and help improve their wellbeing, all healthcare staff must have the competencies to recognise child maltreatment, opportunities to improve childhood wellbeing, and to take effective action as appropriate to their role. This is a web only publication.

  • 12 May 2017

    Standards for Assessing, Measuring and Monitoring Vital Signs in Infants, Children and Young People

    Publication Code : 005 942

    The monitoring and measurement of vital signs and clinical assessment are core essential skills for all health care practitioners working with infants, children and young people. This guidance applies to professionals who work in acute care settings, as well as those who work in GP surgeries, walk-in clinics, telephone advice and triage services, schools and other community settings.

  • 20 Oct 2014

    Mental health in children and young people

    Publication Code : 003311 ISBN : 9781910066300

    Toolkit providing an outline of the common mental health problems that practitioners may identify in various settings, along with basic information on the knowledge and skills nurses need in order to recognise and care for children and young people who present with possible mental health problems.