The skin is complex with an array of functions. It is the body’s largest organ, protecting the deeper tissues and organs from mechanical damage, chemical damage, bacterial damage, ultraviolet radiation and thermal damage. The skin aids in regulating body temperature, in excretion of urea and uric acid and also synthesis of vitamin D (Marieb 2012).
Enteral feeding is a very useful method of ensuring adequate intake of fluid and nutrients in patients who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to use the oral route, or are unable to take sufficient nutrients to maintain growth and development.
At her 12-weeks scan, Lisa discovered that her baby had a rare congenital defect. The next nine months were a rollercoaster of emotions. Here, she tells us about her experience at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
The Children’s Hospital School Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information Report sets out in one place information about our school and the way in which we support children and young people with a wide range of special educational needs or disabilities.
This guideline is intended to supplement the resources found in the 'When a Child Dies' (WACD) purple box located in every ward, which gives detailed information on the care of a child after death and, additionally, the ongoing care and attention that the child's family will require (Rationale 1).
This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for parents of children and young people undergoing assessment for possible lung or heart-lung transplantation. A transplant is a serious operation and is not without risk. A transplant can be the only effective treatment option for certain serious lung diseases; however, it is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.
From day one Clare knew that there was something different about her son. After four years of frustration and waiting lists he was finally diagnosed with autism and able to get the attention he needed. Here Clare tells her story about bringing up a child with autism.
The purpose of this guideline is to support the safe and effective use of insulin at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). It follows the implementation of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA 2010) guidance “Safer Administration of Insulin” and supports best practice throughout the Trust.