BMJ Learning: Vitamin D and children

BMJ Learning are looking at how vitamin D deficiency presents in children. Do you know what investigations to carry out when you suspect it? And lastly do you know how to manage vitamin D deficiency once it is diagnosed?

Quick tips: vitamin D and children

And here are our most popular modules on ophthalmology:

Glaucoma – chronic open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension – in association with NICE

The sticky eye: diagnostic picture tests

Sticky eye: diagnostic picture tests – part 2

The red eye: diagnostic picture tests

The red eye: an update

Eyelid disorders: diagnosis and management

NHS Networks: News updates – children

Children and young people’s health report The first annual report by the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum has praised progress but also highlighted areas where more needs to be done.    Read more »

New resources for keeping children safe Public Health England has launched two new resources for local authorities on preventing accidents to children and young people in the home and on the road.   Read more »

Number of pregnant mums smoking falls to record low New figures show that only 12 percent of mothers said they were smokers at the time they gave birth, the lowest percentage in eight years of data collection.   Read more »

Antibiotics for early-onset neonatal infection A summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 149 ‘Antibiotics for early-onset neonatal infection: antibiotics for the prevention and treatment of early-onset neonatal infection’ (2012).  Read more »

BMJ Learning: Pain – June 10 2014

You see a 28 year old tennis player who has pain in his right knee. This started during a match four days ago. He twisted to hit a ball but his foot remained in the same position. What is most likely to be going on? And what tests would you do? If you are not sure then this module will help. Click on the link to complete it today:

Knee examination

And here are our most popular modules on pain:

New resource available from the Centre for Nursing Innovation

FONSCentre for Nursing Innovation
http://www.fons.org/library/dissemination-series.aspx

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The links below enable you to freely download and share the latest Improvement Insights, part of the FoNS Dissemination Series Improvement Insights.

Each of these one-page summaries reports on the innovative ways in which nurse-led teams across the UK have been supported by FoNS to work with patients, relatives and staff in their drive to deliver excellent care.

Volume 8 Numbers 1-10:

FoNS is committed to supporting the development of nursing and healthcare practice and one of the ways we achieve this is by providing freely accessible information. All the projects and initiatives reported on have been supported by one of FoNS’ practice based development and research programmes and have aimed to:

  • Respond to the needs of patients
  • Improve patients’ experience of care
  • Be evidence based (including practice knowledge and service users’ experience)
  • Make changes to practice
  • Share their learning

Eyes on Evidence for March

This month’s topics in NHS Eyes on Evidence:

Analysis of data from a large randomised controlled trial suggests that intensive glucose control in critically ill patients is associated with moderate to severe hypoglycaemia, and a higher risk of death.

A large scale trial examines the benefits and effectiveness of telehealth and telecare services in helping patients avoid the need for emergency hospital care.
 
A cross-sectional study investigating a possible link between harsh physical punishment and mental health disorders reports that reducing physical punishment may help to reduce the prevalence of mental health disorders in the general population. It suggests giving parents information about alternative discipline strategies, such as positive reinforcement.
The QIPP Collection highlights examples of local best practice, demonstrating how NHS organisations have implemented new practices that have both cut costs and improved quality. We highlight a new example:
Chair of the British HIV Association Guidelines Subcommittee, Martin Fisher, talks about the organisation’s experience of the NICE accreditation process.
Accreditation news  
At its January meeting the NICE Accreditation Advisory Committee accredited 2 guidance programmes.

Evidence Updates 
NICE recently published Evidence Updates on:

  • Strategies to prevent unintentional injuries among children and young people aged under 15
  • Hyperglycaemia in acute coronary syndromes
  • Common mental health disorders
  • Hypertension.

Better health outcomes for children and young people

Department of Health

GP_mother_and_child_380x150This pledge aims to make improvements to the health of children and young people and is part of the government’s response to the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum.
It commits signatories to put children, young people and families right at the heart of decision making and improve every aspect of health services – from pregnancy through to adolescence and beyond.