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  • 9 Oct 2019

    Restrictive physical interventions and the clinical holding of children and young people

    Publication Code : 007746

    Guidance for nursing staff. This updated Royal College of Nursing guidance sets out children’s and young people’s rights concerning restrictive physical intervention and clinical holding in health care settings within a legal, moral and ethical framework.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 24 Jun 2013

    A background report on nurse staffing in children’s and young people’s health care

    Publication Code : 004369

    Report providing a review of available literature relating to staffing child health services from across the UK and evidence from discussion with senior children's nurses working across a range of general and specialist services in England.

  • 14 Oct 2009

    School nursing in 2009

    Publication Code : 003552 ISBN : 9781906633264

    Survey results quantifying the breadth and depth of the role, highlighting the wide range of activities undertaken and placing the school nurse at the centre of liaisons with numerous agencies and other professionals working with young people.

  • 12 Sep 2005

    School Nurses

    Publication Code : 003199

    Survey highlighting the various issues that are hampering school nursing services, such as heavy workloads, low staffing levels and unmet training needs.

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