News and practice for immunology nurse specialists
A vaccine against meningitis B will be available to all babies in the UK after the government agreed a deal with drug manufacturers.
Researchers have advised caution when prescribing antibiotics to women with asthma during pregnancy, as it may increase the risk of their child going on to develop the condition as well.
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Tuberculosis is now a significant public health issue, and nurses need to know its signs and symptoms and which groups at increased risk of infection.
Patients who are critically ill are at greater risk of malnutrition and nurses must be able to accurately assess their nutritional needs to help them recover.
In his recent report into whistleblowing Sir Robert Francis QC felt the need to call for legal protection for staff who raise concerns about care.
Behind the headlines
“A vaccination for meningitis is to be offered to all 14-18 year-olds in England and Wales, after a spike in a rare strain of the disease,” The Guardian reports. The strain – meningitis W (MenW) – is described as rare, but life-threatening.
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When Jan’s Mum became unwell she was shocked not only by how little understanding medical professionals had of the disease, but how little they appeared to want to learn