Welcome to the ‘Evidence-based Holding of Children for Clinical Procedures’ website. This is a joint project created by Andrea Page, Birmingham City University Faculty of Health, Education and Life sciences and Nicola Vanes, Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
This website pictorially demonstrates various ways to hold a child in the event that it is necessary for them to undergo a specific clinical procedure. The procedure may require a child to be held still or to adopt a certain physical posture. This site will demonstrate how you might assist in holding a child in the most appropriate manner for the procedure of medical examination and also help the child through reassurance and support through what may be a stressful event to them.