Sedation and analgesia are well-established practices for children requiring mechanical ventilation reducing biochemical and physiological stress responses, which can directly affect patient outcome (Ista et al 2007) Opioids and benzodiazepines...
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.
This guideline concentrates on topical administration for atopic dermatitis/eczema for children and young people. While this guideline refers to the 'child' throughout, all activities are applicable to young people.
Coating the plastic tubing that is used to give life-saving drugs and fluids into a child’s vein with antibiotics could help to prevent bloodstream infections developing in children in intensive care, reports teams from the UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
A hip spica (pronounced ‘spy-kah’) is a type of cast used to keep the hip or thigh still. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) describes the different types of hip spica used, how to look after your child while they are wearing one and how we remove it.
Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Science Museum, University College Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute have joined up to launch an exciting new project to create the largest database of face shapes in the world. The information will be used by medical teams and researchers to treat patients who have to have facial surgery.
Clinical outcomes are measurable changes in health, function or quality of life that result from our care. Constant review of our clinical outcomes establishes standards against which to continuously improve all aspects of our practice.
MRI is short for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This means that rather than using x-rays, the scan uses a strong magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to take very detailed pictures of inside the body. This information sheet from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about having a magnetic resonance imaging scan under intravenous sedation, how to prepare for it and what care your child will need afterwards.
We know that having a child in hospital is difficult, so here at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we aim to relieve some pressure by providing accommodation. There are two types of accommodation offered by GOSH.
We encourage all our new mums to try to breastfeed or, when unable to feed at the breast, express their milk so they can feed their baby breastmilk. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) gives a few hints and tips on how to breastfeed and express breastmilk when your baby is an inpatient at GOSH.
Here you can download information on everyday, acute and chronic pain management for children. There are also some links and references to further information which might help you to understand and manage your child's pain.
Reveal LINQ™ devices are heart monitors about the size of a memory stick that continually record your heart’s activity over long periods of time. This page from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) explains about your Reveal LINQ™ recording device and what to expect when you come to GOSH to have one fitted.
Symbrachydactyly is a congenital (present at birth) hand anomaly, which affects a single upper limb. It is not inherited. It is characterised by short, stiff, webbed or missing fingers. The underlying muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones are all affected.
The SEND Information Report is designed to give information about our school and the way in which we support children/young people with a wide range of Special Educational Needs/ Disabilities (SEND), in all aspects of school life.
The prospect of widespread access to a life-changing drug for children with a rare muscular disorder is a step closer today after the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval for a new medication.