Chapter 1: Involving Children, Young People and Families In Care and Care Decisions

Video link 1.1: Children’s experience of care

‘Me first’ is a set of resources for the education of healthcare professionals on communicating with children and young people. In this video young people discuss their experiences, and what they would like to happen when the access healthcare services.

Video link 1.2: Parent involvement in care

Yvonne Newbold is a mother of 3 children with disabilities. From her extensive experience in the NHS as a parent she has written ‘The Special Needs Parents Handbook’. In this video she read an extract from the book which highlights some of the barriers to effective parent involvement in care.

In this video Yvonne discusses communication strategies with non-verbal children.

Chapter 2: Effective Communication With Children and Young People

Video link 2.1: Noam Chomsky – Language Development

A short video exploring how we learn to speak and think in language.

Video link 2.2: Healthcare communities from a child’s perspective

A conversation between a child and nurse from the child's perspective.

Video link 2.3: Communicating with children in healthcare

Helpful advice on how you might explain a difficult situation to a child, including the parents in the conversation as well.

Video link 2.4: Breaking bad news

This video covers helpful strategies for delivering bad news, for example telling parents their child has a life-limiting illness.

Video link 2.5: Do’s and Don’ts of social media

An example of a video that could be used to educate children and young people.

Chapter 3: Assessment and Management of Pain Children and Young People

Video link 3.1: Physiology of pain lecture

Lecture on the physiology of pain, discusses acute and chronic pain - does use some American terminology e.g. drug names; but is quite comprehensive.

Video link 3.2: Measuring pain

Video demonstrating how to use a faces pain scale.

Video link 3.3: A parent’s role during a child’s medical procedures

An educational video showing distraction intervention training for parents during children's medical procedures.

Chapter 4: Medication: management, administration and compliance​

Video link 4.1: Safer drug management

Video from East Cheshire NHS Trust regarding safe drug management to reduce errors.

Video link 4.2: Integrated medicine management

Video describing how integrated medicines management at City Hospitals Sunderland benefits patients and other healthcare professionals by enhancing the clinical input.

Chapter 5: Interprofessional Working With Children and Young People

Video link 5.1: 4 stages of team development

Watch this short video to hear an overview of the 4 stages of team development identified by Tuckman. Think about how you can apply them to your Practice Learning Placement.

Video link 5.2: CAF Training video

This video contains experiences of staff and young people in the use of the Common Assessment Framework (CAF). It is introduced by the Director of Children's Services in Dorset and continues to describe how the principles of multi-agency working have led to positive outcomes for children, young people and families. The video concludes with aims for the future of multi-agency working through the development of locality organisations and the value of the CAF process.

Video link 5.3: Plan ahead and don't give up - A short film about self-directed support in transition (Scotland)

A video of an interview with Ashleigh who talks about being supported with self-directed support to attend college and university. She talks about her experience and how flexible it was for her to ensure she had the right support at the right time.

Video link 5.4: Thomas’s Story

This is a video of Tom and his family talking about his transitions experience and what expectations and complications arose during this time. It points out how key IPW is at this crucial point in families lives.

Video link 5.5: These things take time

This is an interview of a young disabled lady’s experience of transitions planning (leaving school to rest of life- university in this case) in Scotland. Her views expressed are about her own experience and were taken from an open ended interview.

Chapter 7: Community Care And Care In Non-Hospital Settings For Children And Young People

Video link 7.1: Role of the community nurse

This video concentrates on the role of the community nurse, equipment they use and training to children, families and staff.

Video link 7.2: Community nursing

This video looks at the work community children’s nurses carry out in the home with patients and families. It also gives the child and families thoughts on the team and being able to have treatment at home.

Video link 7.3: A community nursing team

Another look at a community nursing team.

Video link 7.4: Role of the school nurse

This video focuses on the role of school nurse from primary to secondary age. It discusses the role of the school nurse, the work with children/young people and schools and how they can make a difference to children lives.

Chapter 8: Law and Policy for Children and Young People’s Nursing

Video link 8.1: Ethical and legal issues in nursing

Ethical and legal issues in nursing (US)

Video link 8.2: Parental responsibility

Parental Responsibility explained .What is meant by the legal term Parental Responsibility. Who has it, what it means in practical terms and how it applies in specific situations where children are involved. English law . Be aware there may be regional variations

Parental Responsibility explained by faculty member at Westminster Law School, University of Westminster UK

Video link 8.3: Consent

Humorous clip on explaining sexual consent using the analogy of tea drinking

More on tea drinking and consent

General information on Consent in UK law consent including consent in sport, sex medicine and degree of consent we can give for criminal law

Video link 8.4: Safeguarding

A video on child protection training

A video on child protection and safeguarding

An NHS video about safeguarding

In this 17-min online video seminar below, specialist safeguarding consultant, Andrew Hall explains the four new and revised safeguarding documents that the government published on 26th March 2015

Chapter 9: Safeguarding children and young people

Video link 9.1: Protecting personal information online

A educational video aimed at school aged children, it helps  them understand how to protect their personal information online and what to do if they are worried about any of the issues covered in the video.

Video link 9.2: A future free from FGM and CEFM

UK Government and UNICEF co-hosted Girl summit 2014 to , built partnerships  a global movement to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM),  Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM).  One Year On, focuses some of the inspiring actions being taken around the world toward a future free from FGM and CEFM

Video link 9.3: TV advert warning of child exploitation

One of the first  TV ads to highlight the dangers and warning signs of child sexual abuse online.

Additional video link: Parental mental health and child welfare

A useful video examining parental mental health from the perspective of professionals in  health, social care and educational.

Chapter 10: Genertics and epigenetics: effects on children and young people

Video link 10.1: Begin Before Birth - What Happens In The Womb Can Last A Lifetime

With Professor Robert Winston, Imperial College.

Video link 10.2: Role of Epigenetics

The role of epigenetics with Prof Vivienne Glover at the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College, London. This video describes how events such as stress in pregnancy and early childhood can affect the genome.

Video link 10.3: Inside the Ethics Committee

This video examines a real life complex dilemma facing a woman whose husband died, in his thirties, of an adult onset lung cancer linked to Li Fraumeni syndrome which may or may not have been inherited by their four children.

Chapter 11: Infant mental wellbeing and health or ‘how to grow a healthy adult’

Video link 11.1: Begin before birth - What begins before birth can last a lifetime

This short clip beautifully explains in simple terms what the prenatal influences are on the developing child. It is designed for schools and younger parents and therefore makes complex information accessible and understandable

Video link 11.2: Charlie’s story

This short clip on the real life experiences of Charlie is accessible to all audiences but designed for school age and young parents.

Video link 11.3: Developing child

The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has excellent resources, free to view, which help to develop an understanding of the importance of infant mental health and wellbeing. The following are particularly recommended for viewing:

  • In Brief :What is  resilience?
  • In Brief :The science of resilience
  • In Brief: How resilience is built

You can also access these clips via their YouTube channel here:

Chapter 12: Complexities of the developing and differing needs of children and young people

Chapter 13: Factors influencing wellbeing and development in children and young people

Video link 13.1: Social determinants of health

Develop your understanding of the factors which influence health by watching this video on the Social Determinants of Health and discuss with your mentors and peers.

Video link 13.2: London Children

Watch this clip for Activity 13.2 - We asked London children - what does being healthy mean to you?

Video link 13.3: Child health and nutrition - What do kids think?

This video may surprise you!

Video link 13.4: Attachment

Watch the above clip of Robertson’s work on separation anxiety. 

Video link 13.5: Saving Brains: A Grand Challenge

A video by Dr. Mike Evans, founder of the Health Design Lab.

Video link 13.6: Child Poverty

Based in Canada, this report is an assessment of how far they have come in trying to irradiate child poverty 25 years ago. Whilst some of the welfare systems are different the children’s story are familiar to ones here in the UK

Develop your understanding of the factors which influence health by accessing the video on the Social Determinants of Health or read Health Inequalities and the Social Determinants of Health (RCN 2012) and discuss with your mentors and peers.

Additional video link: Bullying

‘I am Holly’ This video was produced by Bedford High School and North Star Digital for Anti-Bullying Week 2015.

Chapter 14: Universal screening and the role of the health visitor

Video link 14.1: Supporting new parents

This NHS choices video explores the role of the Health Visitor in supporting new parents

Video link 14.2:  Health Visitor Services and Support

Health Visitor Services and Support (Part 1 and 2) – Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust Video

Video link 14.3: Being a health visitor

What it means to be a Health Visitor  – Health Visitors from across the North West region talk about their role and the positive impact they are having on the lives of young children and families. NHS North West Video

The Placement Experience - Health Visitor – Birmingham City University

Make a difference, become a health visitor: Student video shows health visiting is not just about weighing babies - NHS South Central Video.

Could Health Visiting be for you? NHS Midlands Video

Chapter 15: Assessment and care of children and young people with acute needs

Video link 15.1: Improving communication

Log on to the Re-Act – the Respond to Ailing Children Tool. (NHS England 2015)

Watch the following Re-Act Talks:

  • How to Spot the Sick Child
  • Spotting Sepsis in the Sick Child
  • Families as Partners in Achieving Safer Care

These focus on how we can provide safer care and involve families in the assessment and care of their children.

Video link 15.2: How to perform neurological observations

Update your knowledge on how to perform neurological observations. Watch the video clip “Glasgow Coma Scale at 40: the new approach to Glasgow Coma Scale assessment” on the website.

Video link 15.3: Spotting sepsis

To try and reduce the number of deaths from Sepsis, NICE has introduced new guidance  - we mentioned this in the chapter when working through the scenario about Tobias. Listen to Ron Daniels from the UK Sepsis Trust talk about implementing the new guidance.

Video link 15.4: Families talking about sepsis

Watch these videos where parents talk about their child who has died from Sepsis:

Melissa Mead talks about her son William and the failings in his care.

Clara and Jason Watkins talk about Maude who was three years old when she died of Sepsis.

Additional video link: Spotting the sick child

Create an account with the “Spotting the Sick Child” website.

Look at the sections under “Symptoms” on Fever, Fits, Dehydration and Head Injury.

Chapter 16: Preparing children and young people for hospitalisation

Video link 16.1: A two-year old goes to hospital

James Robertson’s, A Two Year Old Goes to Hospital

Additional video links: What? Why? Children hospital

A general introduction to hospital admission for parents to help them give information to their children to prepare them for this experience

An information video for parents to give an understanding of what happens when an intravenous cannula is sited. This aims to relieve anxiety and help pass information to the children.

A video giving full information about a common hospital procedure which is anxiety-provoking for parents and children. This resource aims to reduce this anxiety.

Chapter 17: Caring for children and young people in the peri- and postoperative recovery period

Video link 17.1: Mother talking about Gastroschisis

A mother talks about her experience when she found out at her 12 week scan that her baby boy had Gastrochisis, a defeat in the abdominal wall which usually requires surgery to fix.

Video link 17.2: My General Anaesthetic Sarahs Journey

A parent and child information video which helps explain what happens when a child has a general anaesthetic for an operation or investigation

Video link 17.3: Preparing the child and family for anaesthesia

This video shows techniques for how you might prepare a child for anaesthesia.

Video link 17.4: Pain relief in children

A US video about the understanding and managing of pain of children while they are in the hospital.

Chapter 18: Care of children and young people with respiratory problems

Video link 18.1: Asthma attack

This 2-minute animated video explains what happens during an asthma attack.

Video link 18.2: Inhaler technique

Useful video on inhaler technique in children, produced by the NHS.

Video link 18.3: Croup

This 7-minute video provides a visual explanation of croup, a common childhood respiratory illness.

Video link 18.4: Bronchoscopy

This 5-minute silent video shows the removal of an inhaled foreign body using a bronchoscopy.

Chapter 19: Care of children and young people with cardiovascular problems

Video link 19.1: Open-heart surgery

This webcast, published on the Boston Children’s Hospital YouTube channel, shows open-heart surgery in an 8 month old child. The video itself is lengthy and very medically focused, however, it is useful to see the complex nature of open-heart surgery.

Video link 19.2: Heart defects

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, have produced a series of videos explaining different heart defects. The graphics are excellent and the defect explanations are easy to understand.

Video link 19.3: Cardiomyopathy

Another video from Boston Children’s Hospital, which provides some information on cardiomyopathy.

Chapter 20: Care of children and young people with neurological problems

Video link 20.1: Neural tube defects

What you need to know about neural tube defects:

Video link 20.2: Shaken baby syndrome critique

Hear the view of a doctor who is openly critical of the science behind shaken baby syndrome.

Additional video link: Primary Neurulation

Watch the process of primary neurulation here.

Chapter 21: Care of children and young people with urinary/renal problems

Video link 21.1: UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)

Video of a lecture about urinary tract infection.

Video link 21.2: Glomerulonephritis

Video describing the pathophysiology of glomerulonephritis.

Video link 21.3: Nephrotic syndrome

A 2 year old with nephrotic syndrome, perspective of her mother

Video link 21.4: Dialysis

A 15 year old with polycystic kidney disease who has dialysis.

Chapter 22: Care of children and young people with endocrine problems

Video link 22.1: Blood glucose measuring

A video on blood glucose measuring.

Video link 22.2: Hypos and Hypers: Children’s Guide

A video for children about diabetes.

Video link 22.3: Growth in children

A video on growth in children:

Video link 22.4: Measuring children

A collection of videos about measuring children.

Video link 22.5: Thyroid problems

BTF video on ‘Thyroid Problems in Children’.

Chapter 23: Care of children and young people with immunological problems

Video link 23.1: How vaccines work

A video showing how vaccines work.

Video link 23.2: Poor understanding of HIV and stigma

Review a HIV and school education project that highlights stigma and confidentiality.

Chapter 24: Care of children and young people with musculosketetal problems

Video link 24.1: Oscar’s story – developmental dysplasia of the hip

This episode of the Embarrassing Bodies series introduces Oscar who has hip dysplasia. It discusses the condition and shows the open hip reduction operation.

Video link 24.2: Pavlik Harness Care

Pavlik Harness Care: Steps Charity.

Video link 24.3: Thomas - Perthes patient

Real life account from a child Perthes patient.

Video link 24.4: Perthes Disease - a patient case study

This documents a case history of patient in his late forties who had Perthes disease as a child

Video link 24.5: A Parent’s guide to club foot

Part one

Part two

Two video clips that provide in-depth information for parents whose children have club foot. These are essential viewing for parents who have been given the diagnosis on the 20 week antenatal ultrasound, so their minds are put at rest.

Video link 24.6: The Ponseti Method

The Ponseti Method: The Treatment of Clubfoot: This clip describes the work of Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, his development of a treatment for clubfoot, and its use in third world countries.

Video link 24.7: Limb lengthening

Limb lengthening –child, practitioner and student voices/video links. Cody’s check-up.

Chapter 25: Care of children and young people with haematological problems

Video link 25.1: Aplastic anaemia

This simple video shows what happens to the blood cells in aplastic anaemia.

Video link 25.2: Sickle cell inheritance

This film explore how sickle cell inheritance can affect a family.

Additional video link: Thalassaemia

This cartoon helps children to understand management of Thalassaemia.

Chapter 26: Care of children and young people with dermatological problems

Video link 26.1: Eczema in babies and young children

What is Eczema 0 - 30 months Atopic Eczema - NHS Choices.

Video link 26.2: Wet wraps

Supporting the Treatment of Atopic Eczema - How to apply wet wraps

Chapter 27: Care of children and young people with thermal injury

Video link: Story from a burn victim

An autobiographical account of a young adult who was severely burned as a child in a house fire. This is a very emotive video highlighting the ethical dilemma of severe burns of whether it is right to continue to treat knowing that the outcome might be futile or with multiple problems/ disabilities. This young man looks very disfigured and has functional limitations however it shows that with the right support (especially from his family), he has the resilience to grow up to lead an independent life.

Video link: Thermal injury in children

A brief summary article explaining the aetiology of thermal injury in children, and the essential emergency management strategies. It summarises the internationally recognised Parkland Formula for calculating fluids in severe burns, and the observations required to assess ongoing hydration status. The complications of burns along with the potential long term effects of a burn injury are listed along with a final comment about injury prevention.

Chapter 28: Care of children and young people with fluid and electrolyte imbalance

Video link 28.1: What the kidneys do

This 10-minute video addresses kidney physiology, including what the kidneys do and how they do it, presented by a student of anatomy and physiology.

Video link 28.2: Dehydration

This 10-minute video focuses on dehydration in children. It is the seventh video in a series on shock, which when combined, makes a 3-hour lecture on the physiology of shock.

Chapter 29: Care of children and young people with gastrointestinal problems

Video link 29.1: Abdominal wall defects

This video is one in a series of short videos explaining abdominal wall defects, such as gastroschisis and exomphalos (omphalocele) produced by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Video link 29.2: Colon interposition

This video, produced by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, shows a video graphic of colon interposition, a type of surgical repair used in the treatment of severe oesophageal atresia.

Video link 29.3: Primitive gut

This video graphic illustrates the complex formation of the midgut section of the primitive gut as it develops into the small intestine, caecum, appendix, ascending colon and part of the transverse colon.

Video link 29.4: Stoma care

This video shows how to change and empty a stoma bag on an infant

Chapter 30: Discharge planning and transfer for children and young people

Video link 30.1: Going Home (Great Ormond Street Hospital)

This video is aimed at children and families. A nurse discusses discharges of children from the hospital. Information is given on follow up care post discharge either by community services or by outpatients.  He also advises on what families should do if they have worries or concerns post discharge.

Video link 30.2: Discharge instructions

Paediatric Appendectomy Surgery discharge information for parents.

Additional video link

NICU Discharge Dr Hudome The Unterberg Children’s Hospital Monmouth Children. Discharge information for parents taking their baby home from NICU.

Chapter 31: Care of highly dependent  and critically ill children and young people

Video link 31.1: Understanding ECG

This video shows the cardiac conduction system and builds understanding of ECG.

Video link 31.2: Respiratory system assessment

This video illustrates how to perform a respiratory assessment in critically unwell patients

Video link 31.3: Cardiovascular assessment

One of the skills you will learn to master in your critical care placement is cardiovascular assessment. Watch this video which illustrates how you can perform this task skillfully.

Video link 31.4: Physiology of shock

One of the common conditions you will observe on the paediatric critical care unit is shock. The pathophysiology of shock and its interventions are based on many complex physiological concepts. Follow all the videos in this sequence to understand some of these concepts such as: what is shock, the importance of oxygen delivery in shock, the importance of central venous saturation in assessing shock, shock and cardiac output and the assessment and management of the shock syndrome which you may observe in your placement.

Video link 31.5: Jordan’s story

All nursing should be underpinned by the principles of holistic care. In a critical care and technologically-orientated setting, it is very easy to marginalise this principle. Listen to Jordan’s story which will reinforce your view of holistic care in this environment.

Video link 31.6: Listening to parents

This video outlines the importance of listening to parents of sick children and young people.

Additional video link: Childrens Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

PCCUs can be somewhat threatening in appearance to a novice. This video gives you an insight into how a PCCU may appear and help you to identify some of its structures before you commence your placement.

Additional video link: The Guardian, Childrens Lives in the Balance at NHS Paediatric Intensive Care Unit

Family-centred care (FCC) is an integral part of critical care nursing. This video will provide you with some strategies on how FCC may be facilitated in the critical care environment.

Chapter 32: Care of the neonate

Video link 32.1: BLISS: Introduction to a neonatal unit

A series of five short videos that will introduce you to life on a neonatal unit.

Video link 32.2: Hugh and his family’s journey

Hugh Hunter - the story of the last year and a thank you from Hugh on his birthday.  A Dad’s story of his family journey through many neonatal units.

Video link 32.3: Best Beginnings – From bump to breastfeeding 

A set of films following the journey of four mums, and we hear from other mums along the way, who decide to breastfeed their babies.

Additional video link: Best Beginnings – Small wonders 

Small Wonders is a series of twelve films that follow fourteen families through their experience of having a baby on a neonatal unit.

Chapter 33: Care of children and young people with a malignant condition

Video link 33.1: Cell Division and the Cell Cycle

An overview of the process of cell division and the cell cycle.

Additional video link: Childhood Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This website contains a lot of important information about, childhood cancer, treatment and trials, you will find a number of useful videos.

Chapter 34: Care of children and young people with life limiting illness

Chapter 35: Care of children and young people at the end of life

Video link 35.1: After a child dies

Watch this video and and consider the impact of the loss of a child on the family.

Video link 35.2: Marmaduke’s family

Click on the link above and meet Marmaduke’s family and hear his story. Consider the advantages for the child and family of a home death. Consider the involvement of siblings at the end of life. What are the elements that clearly made Marmaduke’s death ‘a good death’ for him and his family?

Chapter 36:  Care of children and young people with learning disabilitiesc

Video link 36.1: A World Without Down’s Syndrome

This BBC documentary explores a world without Down’s Syndrome

Video link: 36.2: Person centred thinking

How person centred thinking can help develop Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

Video link 36.3: Interviews with parents

How do parents prepare their child with a learning disability for using healthcare services?

Video link 36.4: What is Autism?

An animated video from Scottish Autism about ‘What is Autism?’

Video link 36.5: Books beyond Words

This video gives an overview of what Books beyond Words does

Chapter 37: Care of children and young people with mental health issues

Video link 37.1: Stress & Anxiety

An animated video showing the effects of stress and anxiety on the brain.

Video link 37.2: Depression and its Treatment

A video talking about depression and different options for treatment.

Video link 37.3: ADHD

King’s College London: Neurobiology animation: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Video link 37.4:ODD

A video about Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).

Chapter 38: Leadership and management in children and young people’s nursing

Video link 38.1: Collective leadership for culture change

In this video, Michael West explains that to continually improve health and social care, we must design collective leadership into NHS strategy.

Video link 38.2: NHS Leadership Summit: the role of the patient in improving quality

In this video, Havi Carel gives a philosophical perspective on patients and improving the quality of care at The King's Fund's NHS Leadership Summit 2013.

Video link 38.3: A Carer’s Perspective on leadership in the NHS

Julie Bailey, Founder, Cure the NHS, gave a speech at The King's Fund's NHS Leadership Summit 2013. She called on the audience to never let the failings at Mid Staffordshire happen again, and to ensure that health care leaders listen to the voices of the patients and their carers.

Chapter 39: Lifelong learning and continuing professional development for the children and young people’s nurse

Video link 39.1: Concept-based curriculums

This video addresses the issues of concept-based curriculums and explains how they can bridge the gap from the accumulation of knowledge to the application of critical thinking at the patient’s bedside.

Additional video link: PALS course

In this video, you will find more about the goals of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course.

Additional video link: Simulation Training

This video demonstrates some Interprofessional Pediatric Simulation Training the following skills.

Chapter 40: Decision-making and accountabilty in children and young people’s nursing

Video link 40.1: Decision making in nursing

Paul Cordeza describes decision making in nursing in this four-minute video.  Aspects of critical thinking, reflective thinking and problem solving are explained in the context of a nurses’ competence, self-confidence, knowledge and experience.

Video link 40.2: Accountability

Royal College of Nursing presents short film and induction programme to help nurses and Healthcare Assistants understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to accountability.  Applicable to student nurses whilst on clinical placement.

Video link 40.3: Ethical issues

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics worked with Mosaic Films to produce this short animation which conveys some of the key themes of the Council's report 'Children and clinical research: ethical issues' from the perspective of Mia – a character who goes through some of the questions and issues that might be raised when a young person is invited to take part in clinical research. The script was developed following a workshop with 14 young people aged 10-18 who had previously been in contact with the Council.

Chapter 41: Being politically aware and professionally proactive in children and young people’s nursing

Additional video link: No to child marriage

A video illustrating the importance for girls to be given improved life chances through education through the elimination of forced child marriage.

Additional video link: Girls’ education

This video explores the range of harmful effects of forced child marriage and the benefits of eliminating this custom.

Video link 41.3: FGM (Female genital mutilation)

See, hear, speak – a Flashmob on Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage. This footage shows a contemporary means to highlight a societal problem, raise awareness end engage supporters in the campaign to end these practices.