Clinical skills are a fundamental aspect of nursing care of children and young people. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual of Children's Nursing Practices is an evidenced-based manual of practical skills in children's nursing, which builds on the extensive expertise developed at Great Ormond Street Hospital. It encompasses all aspects of children's nursing from the most basic aspects of everyday practice to advanced practice in high dependency and intensive care to provide a comprehensive resource for all qualified nurses, students, and other health-care professionals involved in caring for children, both in the hospital and the community setting.
Children's and young people's nursing presents unique challenges. The Great Ormond Street Hospital Manual utilises the latest clinical research and expert clinical knowledge to address these challenges, and provides the underlying theory and evidence for nursing care of children. The Manual provides a definitive guide to clinical skills procedures in children's and young people's nursing, which enables nurses working with children and young people to practice confidently and deliver clinically effective family-centred care.
• Evidenced-based manual of practical skills in the care of children and young people • Clear, user-friendly and easy to understand • Builds on the extensive expertise developed at Great Ormond Street Hospital • Contains recommendations for expert care • Encompasses all aspects of children's care • Contains procedures guidelines students can rely on and use in practice when they qualify • Highlights specific needs of neonates and adolescents • Placed in the context of inter-disciplinary care of the child • All procedures include the rationale for each action--'why' as well as 'how'