Posted Monday 8 April 2019
A newly-published textbook, written solely by children's nursing lecturers from Kingston University and St George's, University of London, has received translation rights requests after becoming the first teaching tool of its kind to hit the shelves.
Providing a wide range of essential clinical information on caring for children from newborns through to teenagers, the textbook is set to be used by trainee child nurses and health care practitioners in both hospital and community settings.
The textbook is the first written entirely by Kingston's children's nursing lecturers, based in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, jointly run by Kingston and St George's. The 11 academics each wrote chapters of the book corresponding to their areas of specialist interest.
Topics covered in Nursing care of children and young people include safeguarding, pain assessment and management, child development and nursing children with common childhood conditions. It also dealt with issues as diverse as learning disabilities, mental health issues, sepsis and diabetes.
The content captures the latest thinking and complies with new Nursing and Midwifery Council education guidelines. They ensure students, and healthcare staff working with children in acute hospitals and in the community, have all the latest information and advice to help guide them during their courses and when they progress on to their chosen careers.
Senior lecturer in children's nursing Linda Moore, said: "We identified a gap in the publishing market for a quick reference guide for children's and young people's nursing. Together, with the publisher Clinical Pocket Reference, we decided we would take up the challenge to develop a useful resource for students.
"The project is a real testament to the benefits of teamwork and sharing knowledge," she added.
The academics' efforts have brought additional benefits for the School of Nursing. They were presented with a cheque from Clinical Pocket Reference, which will go towards purchasing equipment for the University's children's nursing simulators.