Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0033en1 | Endocrine Nurse Programme | BSPED2013

Ipsen award 2012: managing children with symptomatic vitimin D deficiency; the role of the clinical nurse specialist

Musson P

Over the past few years the number of children identified with vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency across the UK has increased. The Department of Health has recently reiterated the guidance for practitioners regarding at risk groups requiring surveillance and treatment recommendations. An audit in 2011 demonstrated that 30% of the children presenting to the paediatric orthopaedic service with musculoskeletal symptoms had vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency.<p class="abste...

ea0017p56 | (1) | BSPED2008

Implementing the RCN competency framework for paediatric endocrine nurses

Davies K , P Musson , Casey A , Walker J , Whitehead A , Martin L , Langham S , McNeill E , Reid J , Davies JH

Background: There have been a number of drivers that have led nurses to take on extended roles that have been traditionally been the domain of doctors. Competency frameworks for specialist nurses have been developed in other paediatric specialities, such as diabetes, oncology and epilepsy. However, this has not been established for paediatric endocrine nurses.Aim: To establish a competency framework for paediatric endocrine nurse specialists.<p class...