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Immunology Nursing

News and practice for immunology nurse specialists



Focus needed on reducing variation in HPV jab uptake

16-Sep-2014

Almost 90 lives could be saved every year if almost all teenage girls were given the HPV jab, experts have said.

Nurse led asthma programme cuts hospital admissions

10-Sep-2014

A nurse led approach to managing asthma in the community can reduce admissions among children by 40%, new London based research has found.

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Rabies: risk, prognosis and prevention

Rabies: risk, prognosis and prevention Subscription Required

Rabies is a lethal infection that is prevalent in many regions worldwide. It can be prevented by vaccination and by prompt post-exposure treatment

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Advising pregnant women on the risk of travel abroad

Advising pregnant women on minimising travel risks Subscription Required

Although travelling while pregnant is generally safe, steps should be taken to minimise risks by providing a comprehensive risk assessment before travel

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When was the first time you felt that buzz of pride to be a nurse?

15-Sep-2014

Most nurses experience it right at the start. It could be on the bus to your first day of placement, when you have the urge to lean over and tell a stranger that you’re a nurse by the way.

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Steroid asthma inhalers restrict children’s growth

Steroid asthma inhalers restrict children’s growth

“Children who use inhalable steroids for asthma grow slower than their peers in the first year of taking the medication,” The Guardian reports.

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