News and practice for immunology nurse specialists
Growing levels of resistance to antimicrobial drugs pose a serious threat to healthcare systems. Nurses have an important role in combating this threat
A new law to protect workers from needlestick injury is being implemented, but many trusts misunderstand which needles pose the greatest risk.
By challenging patients’ health beliefs and misconceptions, nurses can increase uptake of the flu vaccine for the 2012-13 season.
Travellers may have specific medical risks that put them at greater risk of illness; advice and interventions may need adjusting to meet their needs.
Tailored advice given during travel health consultations can help people to make informed choices about risk-management strategies.
Spicing up asthma medications with ginger may make them more effective, a study has shown.
More than 50,000 people have been vaccinated against measles in a major campaign to battle a growing epidemic.
People who have poor general knowledge about science are more likely to be fearful of getting vaccinations for themselves or their children, a poll has suggested.
A novel nasal spray formulation of fluticasone propionate and azelastine hydrochloride has been launched in the UK for relief of symptoms of moderate to severe seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.
Measles cases outside a region battling a major epidemic are rising faster than at the epicentre for the first time.
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