Holding children and young people: defining skills for good practice

Page, Andrea and McDonnell, Andrew (2013) Holding children and young people: defining skills for good practice. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (20). pp. 1153-1158. ISSN 0966-0461

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Abstract

Holding children and young people for clinical
procedures is an important area of practice, but
research discussing it is sparse. There is a lack of
evidence of what nurses actually do in practice
when faced with a child or young person who finds it
difficult to sit still during a clinical procedure (e.g. cannulation, venepuncture, suturing, gluing of wounds, tracheostomy care) or medical examination. Existing publications suggest that few children’s nurses have questioned the practice of holding, their training on the subject, or the competency of the person teaching them the techniques. The study described in this
article attempts to understand why this is the case. The term ‘therapeutic holding’ recommended by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) (2010) will be used to describe this practice througout the article.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of English
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Andrea Page
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 11:32
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 11:32
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4294

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