Health Sciences Research Centre

Thematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research into Experiences of Primary School Children Managing Long Term Conditions: Systematic Review

There are 1.7 million children and young people in England with long term conditions, these can include asthma, diabetes, epilepsy. The management of such long-term conditions in childhood is shared amongst the parents and when at school, children are responsible for managing the day-to-day aspects of their condition.  Synthesising qualitative research into children’s experiences of managing

Intravenous Maintenance Fluids in children: a review and evidence synthesis

The administration of maintenance intravenous fluid therapy (MIVFT) is a standard of care for many hospitalized children, especially those admitted in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Currently, MIVFT prescriptions are still often based on Holliday and Segar’s historical guidelines. However, this practice has been associated with several, potentially severe, complications such as hyponatremia, over hydration

Delirium scoring in the Paediatric Intensive care: usability of scoring tools in practice

Delirium is increasingly recognised as a problem in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The diagnosis of pediatric delirium is challenging however, because of overlapping symptoms with other conditions. Valid screening tools have been developed and are described as reliable and relatively easy to use. We have compared PICU nurses’ ability and confidence in scoring

A scoping review of the physical effects of PPE on healthcare workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has required healthcare workers to wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) and despite the increasing awareness of the physical effects of wearing this equipment, the literature has yet to be synthesised, around these effects. This scoping review will synthesize existing literature on the physical effects of wearing PPE and identified gaps in