Children and young people: Publications
21 Jul 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.