Friday, 21 November 2014

Bravery in Black and White!

One of the most useful tools a nurse can have in his/her collection of tricks when vaccinating children are bravery certificates.  I made a number in colour some time ago but have been looking for some images in black and white which can be coloured in by the children and are easy to print when all you have is a black ink printer!  These have also been created so that you have very little to write - saving you time, but making a little one hopefully happy with a certificate to take away.  There are ten different designs which can be downloaded from the tools page of my website - go to item number 14  click here

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Malaria and Pregnancy

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recently published a leaflet for patients regarding malaria and pregnancy.  Of course our first line of advice should be "do you really need to go?", but sometimes a trip is essential.  In this scenario we must make the traveller fully aware of the risk.  The leaflet is comprehensive, well presented and I would recommend it for all pregnant travellers considering going to a malarious area.  It also has a useful section regarding the traveller who is 'planning to get pregnant'.  Click on the image to access the copy.