Tips for Parents

Can a sleep mask improve your nurse shift work sleep?

Sleep is so important to me.  This was most evident when I experienced postnatal depression. It took me four years to realise there was a direct correlation with my ability to cope with it and the quality of sleep I was getting. Diet, hormones and shift work played a large…

5 TOP TIPS TO HELP PARENTS, HELP YOU

Paediatric nurses are magicians. For one, they are incredibly skillful clinicians.  They can calculate fluids and medications in their sleep. They can anticipate respiratory distress like no other. They teach, encourage, and direct new Residents at the start of their first paediatric rotation. On the other hand, they also know…

LIP AND TONGUE TIE – IS IT CONTROVERSIAL?

Lip and tongue tie are being diagnosed and treated for breastfeeding issues more and more commonly all over the world. In Australia for example, an increase of 420% in the procedure rate has been reported. Critics of the treatment believe that the increased number of procedures is due to overtreatment…

RCH Emergency Nurse Practitioner App

Apps can be super helpful in the life of a nurse, both new and experienced. From doing calculations, studying working out risk scores or looking up guidelines; there’s an app for almost anything you can think of. This app comes from The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, whose guidelines…

3 Tips To Enhance Your Nutrition and Sleep During Times of Stress

As the impacts of the COVID-19 continues to spread, feelings of stress and overwhelm, especially amongst those working in the health care setting, is a very real scenario right now. Prioritising your sleep, along with fuelling your body with high-quality nutrients through good food choices, is going to be essential…

Looking for a new job as a Nurse

Are you looking for a new job? There are many many reasons why someone would want to do this. Maybe it is time for a change, your job doesn’t fit with our lifestyle anymore, the culture of your work might not be the best, or you just want to explore…

Eczema management for nurses

By Erica Donovan (for references email erica@thepaediatricnurse.com) Eczema (or atopic dermatitis) is a clinically diagnosed inflammatory skin condition categorized by itch, erythema and edema. Symptoms may range from mild to severe and can occur acutely or chronically. The word eczema is defined from the Greek word for ‘to boil over’…

The Paediatric Nurse 2019 year in review

So we’re getting towards the end of 2019, heck, even another decade. And while a lot of people are going the online challenge looking at what you’ve achieved during the last 10 years, we thought we’d do a quick review of this year, so let me present ‘The Peadiatric Nurse…

How not to Shame Parents

Parents often tell me that they ‘got into trouble for going to Emergency or not going sooner’ which causes more anxiety for them when what they need most is an understanding professional to reassure them. They are doing the best they can after all. So, how can we better support them in ways that don’t push them away but help them to make better decisions about when to come?

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