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  • 1 Jun 2015

    Day surgery information

    Publication Code : 004464

    Updated guidance for nurses on which protocols to follow whilst looking after children in day surgery. This publication is being reviewed in 2017.

  • 6 Feb 2015

    RCN survey of nurses working with looked after children

    Publication Code : 004735

    Publication following on from an RCN led networking event in 2013 for nurses working with looked after children, where numerous issues and concerns were raised relating to changes in NHS structures, commissioning of services, workload and capacity, roles and responsibilities, as well as the potential perverse impact of the introduction of a Payment by Results tariff and unsafe working practices.

  • 21 Jul 2014

    Nurse-led immunisation of school-aged children

    Publication Code : 004541 ISBN : 9781910066171

    Publication providing signposts that enable you to access appropriate websites and resources where you can obtain the latest information on immunisation.

  • 9 Jan 2014

    An RCN toolkit for school nurses

    Publication Code : 003223 ISBN : 9781910066225

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Supports and develops school nurses in their professional practice, including guidance on school health profiling, infection control, confidentiality, safeguarding children and risk assessment.

  • 24 Dec 2013

    Specialist nursing of children and young people with epilepsy

    Publication Code : 004514 ISBN : 9781910066133

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Updated version of RCN guidance document 002792: Competency framework and guidance for developing paediatric epilepsy nurse specialist services. It is intended to support professionals, commissioners and service planners to comply with the recommendations on specialist nursing.

  • 17 Dec 2013

    Caring for children with fever

    Publication Code : 003267 ISBN : 9781908782922

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Updated good practice guidance aiming to help every nurse give up to date, evidence-based care to infants, children and young people who are experiencing fever. The guidance is aimed at those working with infants, children and young people, in either a community or hospital setting.

  • 18 Nov 2013


    Publication Code : 003264 ISBN : 9781908782946

    Updated competence framework developed to enhance the clinical care that children and young people with an endocrine disorder receive. The framework focuses on knowledge, skills and interventions that are heightened or specific to nurses working in paediatric endocrine nursing. It identifies the competencies, learning outcomes and the indicative content necessary for education and training programmes to meet the needs of children and young people, and should be used to develop new programmes and review and revise existing ones.

  • 23 Oct 2013

    Breaking bad news: Supporting parents when they are told of their child's diagnosis

    Publication Code : 004471 ISBN : 9781908782601

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Guidance replacing 'supporting parents when they are told of their child's health disorder or disability (1999)' and identifies effective strategies to use when communicating with, or supporting parents and carers, receiving bad news. Signposts practitioners to quality resources that will support them in their practice.

  • 17 Oct 2013

    Breastfeeding in children's wards and departments

    Publication Code : 003544 ISBN : 9781908782823

    This publication is being reviewed in 2017. Publication aims to improve the care of mothers and their babies by providing information which supports breastfeeding in neonatal units, children's wards and departments.

  • 9 Sep 2013

    Supporting children's nurses working outside of a designated ward/department

    Publication Code : 9781908782656 ISBN : 004496

    Updated guidance, designed as a checklist that can be used when considering the support, guidance, management and education framework required for children's nurses working outside of a designated ward/department.

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