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Too many x-rays done on kids, experts warn

Concerns have been raised that too many unnecessary X-rays are being used on infants with common respiratory conditions like bronchiolitis and asthma. Medical experts are calling for a re-think of the procedure's use in children as part of the latest ...

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Stroke: a top ten cause of death for children

The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has published the first ever study into the outcomes for children following an arterial ischaemic stroke, more commonly known as a stroke caused by a blood clot. Despite being more commonly associated with older people ...

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ED nurse cautions against skipping vital check

A Queensland RN has urged fellow nurses to not let respiratory rate checks fall by the wayside. CQUniversity doctoral researcher Tracy Flenady said that while abnormal respiratory rates are accurate, early indicators of clinical decline, previous studies indicate that this ...

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