News and practice for nurse prescribers
Educating health professionals as well as parents about the most appropriate way to treat a child’s fever will reduce “fever phobia” and promote safer drug use
Growing levels of resistance to antimicrobial drugs pose a serious threat to healthcare systems. Nurses have an important role in combating this threat
Medicines management is a core nursing skill. This review gives an introduction to and taster of our newly launched online Nursing Times Learning unit on drug calculations.
Research has demonstrated solid evidence for heart failure specialist nursing. This article outlines findings of key studies and how to promote best practice.
Cardiac rehabilitation can improve both physical and psychosocial wellbeing in people with cardiovascular disease - yet fewer than half of patients access it.
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.
An oral liquid version of the generic epilepsy drug clobazam has been launched in the UK.
A new asthma combined maintenance and reliever treatment has been launched in the UK.
A simple course of antibiotics could relieve chronic back pain for up to 40% of sufferers, scientists claim.
A new drug for Type 2 diabetes launched in the UK on Wednesday could save the NHS £70m over the next five years, according to its manufacturer.
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BNF Case Studies
A BNF case study in which a 59-year-old man is admitted with a 90-minute history of severe crushing chest pain.
A BNF case study in which a 14-month old boy has been crying frequently and has vomited twice. He is not feeding and sleeping as well as he normally does. He appears flushed, his head feels hot, he is coryzal, and there is abdominal tenderness.
Favourites from the archive
This article debates the evidence surrounding the nursing procedure of administering intramuscular injections