Chapter 1: Involving Children, Young People and Families In Care and Care Decisions
‘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.
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
A short video exploring how we learn to speak and think in language.
A conversation between a child and nurse from the child's perspective.
Helpful advice on how you might explain a difficult situation to a child, including the parents in the conversation as well.
This video covers helpful strategies for delivering bad news, for example telling parents their child has a life-limiting illness.
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
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 demonstrating how to use a faces pain scale.
An educational video showing distraction intervention training for parents during children's medical procedures.
Chapter 4: Medication: management, administration and compliance
Video from East Cheshire NHS Trust regarding safe drug management to reduce errors.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This video concentrates on the role of the community nurse, equipment they use and training to children, families and staff.
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.
Another look at a community nursing team.
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
Ethical and legal issues in nursing (US)
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
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
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
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.
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
One of the first TV ads to highlight the dangers and warning signs of child sexual abuse online.
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
With Professor Robert Winston, Imperial College.
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.
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’
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
This short clip on the real life experiences of Charlie is accessible to all audiences but designed for school age and young parents.
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
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.
Watch this clip for Activity 13.2 - We asked London children - what does being healthy mean to you?
This video may surprise you!
Watch the above clip of Robertson’s work on separation anxiety.
A video by Dr. Mike Evans, founder of the Health Design Lab.
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.
‘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
This NHS choices video explores the role of the Health Visitor in supporting new parents
Health Visitor Services and Support (Part 1 and 2) – Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust Video
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
Chapter 15: Assessment and care of children and young people with acute needs
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.
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 Glasgowcomacsale.org website.
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.
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
James Robertson’s, A Two Year Old Goes to 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
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.
A parent and child information video which helps explain what happens when a child has a general anaesthetic for an operation or investigation
This video shows techniques for how you might prepare a child for anaesthesia.
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
This 2-minute animated video explains what happens during an asthma attack.
Useful video on inhaler technique in children, produced by the NHS.
This 7-minute video provides a visual explanation of croup, a common childhood respiratory illness.
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
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.
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.
Another video from Boston Children’s Hospital, which provides some information on cardiomyopathy.
Chapter 20: Care of children and young people with neurological problems
What you need to know about neural tube defects:
Hear the view of a doctor who is openly critical of the science behind shaken baby syndrome.
Watch the process of primary neurulation here.
Chapter 21: Care of children and young people with urinary/renal problems
Video of a lecture about urinary tract infection.
Video describing the pathophysiology of glomerulonephritis.
A 2 year old with nephrotic syndrome, perspective of her mother
A 15 year old with polycystic kidney disease who has dialysis.
Chapter 22: Care of children and young people with endocrine problems
A video on blood glucose measuring.
A video for children about diabetes.
A video on growth in children:
A collection of videos about measuring children.
BTF video on ‘Thyroid Problems in Children’.
Chapter 23: Care of children and young people with immunological problems
A video showing how vaccines work.
Review a HIV and school education project that highlights stigma and confidentiality.
Chapter 24: Care of children and young people with musculosketetal problems
This episode of the Embarrassing Bodies series introduces Oscar who has hip dysplasia. It discusses the condition and shows the open hip reduction operation.
Pavlik Harness Care: Steps Charity.
Real life account from a child Perthes patient.
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
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.
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.
Limb lengthening –child, practitioner and student voices/video links. Cody’s check-up.
Chapter 25: Care of children and young people with haematological problems
This simple video shows what happens to the blood cells in aplastic anaemia.
This film explore how sickle cell inheritance can affect a family.
This cartoon helps children to understand management of Thalassaemia.
Chapter 26: Care of children and young people with dermatological problems
What is Eczema 0 - 30 months Atopic Eczema - NHS Choices.
Supporting the Treatment of Atopic Eczema - How to apply wet wraps
Chapter 27: Care of children and young people with thermal injury
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Paediatric Appendectomy Surgery discharge information for parents.
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
This video shows the cardiac conduction system and builds understanding of ECG.
This video illustrates how to perform a respiratory assessment in critically unwell patients
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.
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.
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.
This video outlines the importance of listening to parents of sick children and young people.
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.
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
A series of five short videos that will introduce you to life on a neonatal unit.
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.
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.
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
An overview of the process of cell division and the cell cycle.
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
Together for Short Lives ‘We’re having a baby’ animation.
Chestnut Tree House ‘Thank You For the Days’ video.
Chapter 35: Care of children and young people at the end of life
Watch this video and and consider the impact of the loss of a child on the 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
This BBC documentary explores a world without Down’s Syndrome
How person centred thinking can help develop Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.
How do parents prepare their child with a learning disability for using healthcare services?
An animated video from Scottish Autism about ‘What is Autism?’
This video gives an overview of what Books beyond Words does
Chapter 37: Care of children and young people with mental health issues
An animated video showing the effects of stress and anxiety on the brain.
A video talking about depression and different options for treatment.
King’s College London: Neurobiology animation: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
A video about Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).
Chapter 38: Leadership and management in children and young people’s nursing
In this video, Michael West explains that to continually improve health and social care, we must design collective leadership into NHS strategy.
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.
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
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.
In this video, you will find more about the goals of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) course.
This video demonstrates some Interprofessional Pediatric Simulation Training the following skills.
Chapter 40: Decision-making and accountabilty in children and young people’s 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.
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.
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
A video illustrating the importance for girls to be given improved life chances through education through the elimination of forced child marriage.
This video explores the range of harmful effects of forced child marriage and the benefits of eliminating this custom.
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.