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The nurse's role in partnering with mothers/carers to give oral medication to their hospitalised child - an evidence-based practice guideline

posted on 2023-09-05, 16:57 authored by Children's Nursing Development UnitChildren's Nursing Development Unit

This poster is a summary of an evidence-based practice guideline, produced by Nadia Harris and Andrea Amos, in partial fulfilment of a Master of Nursing in Child Nursing degree, in 2020. For more details/the full guideline, please contact The Children’s Nursing Development Unit at

A paper presenting this guideline has been published in Curationis:

Harris, N., Amos, A., & North, N. (2021). Role of the nurses in partnering with mothers to give oral medication to their hospitalised child: Modification and development of a contextualised evidence-based practice guideline. Curationis, 44(1), 11 pages.

Disclaimer re use: This guideline is recommended for use for five years from the date of the student’s course completion (2020). Beyond the five-year period, the CNDU advise that the guideline be updated by prospective users before implementation in clinical settings. Where possible, revisions should be made in consultation with the author. Changes should be accompanied by a note in the footer that reads: “Revised [date] by [name/s]: [brief summary of change made – e.g., oxygen flow rates revised to reflect WHO recommendation].”


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