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Paediatric virtual wards - position statement

Paediatric virtual wards can enable children with a range of acute health needs to be cared for at home, in a more familiar and comfortable environment. This could be particularly valuable for children with ongoing health needs or high care demand who may otherwise be in and out of hospital. There i...
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Administration of rectal diazepam to neonates and infants to treat seizures prior to hospital admission - position statement

This guidance is for ambulance services which need to administer diazepam, a medicine for treating seizures, to neonates and infants. It explains how to accurately administer a 1.25mg or 2.5mg dose directly from a 5mg rectal tube. Buccal midazolam is usually preferred to rectal diazepam in the ho...
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Meeting the mental health needs of children and young people in acute hospitals: these patients are all our patients

The pandemic has exacerbated already existing pressures on services caring for children and young people presenting with mental ill health. Regardless of where children and young people present to care or what their specific health needs are, we must work together to ensure they receive the highest ...