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Your update on published articles of interest to nurses working in child health
Betz CL (2007) Facilitating the transition of adolescents with developmental disabilities: nursing practice issues and care. Journal ofPediatric Nursing. 22, 2,103-115. Castaneto M, Willemsen E (2007) Social perception ofthe development of disabled children. Child: Care, Health and Development. 33, 3, 308-318. Chisholm V et al (2007) Predictors of treatment adherence in young children with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 57, 5, 482-493. Chow EJ et al (2007) Decreased adult height in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Journal of Pediatrics. 150, 4, 370-375. Coovadia HM et al {2007) Mother-tochild transmission of HIV-1 infection during exclusive breastfeeding in the first 6 months of life: an intervention cohort study. Lancet. 369,1107-1116. Eddy L, Cruz M (2007) The relationship between fatigue and quality of life in children with chronic health problems: a systematic review. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. 12, 2,105-114. Farasat H, Hewitt-Taylor J (2007) Learning to support children with compiex and continuing health needs and their families. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. 12, 2, 72-83. Graungaard AH, Skov L (2007) Why do we need a diagnosis? A qualitative study of parents' experiences, coping and needs, when the newborn child is severely disabled. Child: Care, Health and Development. 33, 3, 296-307. Janvier A et al (2007) Moral distress in the neonatal intensive care unit: caregiver's experience. Journal of Perinatology. 27, 4, 203-208. Meadus R (2007) Adolescents coping with mood disorder: a grounded theory study. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 14, 2, 209-217. Noyes J (2007) Comparison of ventilatordependent child reports of health-related quality of life with parent reports and normative populations. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 58, i, i-io.
O'Callaghan C et al (2007) Music therapy

Pop R et al (2007) Perianesthesia nurses' pain management after tonsiiiectomy and adenoidectomy: pediatric patient outcomes. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing. 22, 2,

Riley L et al (2007) Parental grief responses and personal growth following the death of a child. Death Studies. 31, 4, 277-299. Rizzo NS etal (2007) Relationship of
physical activity, fitness, and fatness

with clustered metabolic risk in children and adolescents: the European youth heart study, yournol of Pediatrics. 150, 4, 388-394. Shin H, White-Traut R (2007) The conceptual structure of transition to motherhood in the neonatal intensive care unit. Jowrno/ of Advanced Nursing. 58, i, 90-98. Tweedie DJ et al (2007) Choosing a paediatric tracheostomy tube: an update on current practice. Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 10,1-9. Williams (2007) Learning from mothers: how myths, policies and practices affect the detection of subtle developmental problems in children. Child: Care, Health and Development. 33, 3, 282-290. Zier JL et al (2007) Case-series of nurseadministered nitrous oxide for urinary catheterization in children. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 104, 4, 876-879.

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Safer use of injectable medicines
June 13, London June 25, Harrogate One day training events sponsored by Baxter to assist implemention of the NPSA Safety Alert 20 - Promoting safer use of injectable medicines
Attendees will receive a resource pack including speaker presentations and a 'How to' guide to facilitate educational sessions for staff. No charge for attendance. Details from

Suction guidelines I am devising suction guidelines to use on a paediatric general ward and would be interested in receiving any copies of other hospital's protocols/ guidelines to assist in this project. Ruth Tiney, Email Tel: 020 7288 5442 Care pians We are examining the care plan documentation we currently use and would be interested in hearing from anyone who uses core care plans or any IT packages for basic conditions on a general paediatric ward. Sarah Diment, Staff Nurse, Sarum Ward, Saiisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wilts SP2 8BJ
Dependency score

I would be interested in hearing from any hospital units that currently use a dependency score to calculate the level of nursing care for each patient. We are in the process of developing our own dependency tool for burns care and would appreciate any ideas. Emaii: