News and practice for immunology nurse specialists
Nurses delivering a new vaccine protecting against meningitis should encourage parents to give their children paracetamol following immunisation, due to increased risk of fever.
A new antibiotic for the treatment of MRSA-related skin infections has been approved for use by the NHS in Scotland along with drugs for asthma and HIV.
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A harm reduction service for users of intravenous drugs run by mental health nurses developed into wider healthcare services for this vulnerable group.
Children and infants are at increased risk of infectious illness while abroad. A detailed assessment is required ahead of travel to minimise risk.
Behind the headlines
“Ebola vaccine is ‘potential game-changer’,” says BBC News, while the Daily Mail cites a “100% effective jab” for the disease. These headlines stem from early results of a trial investigating the effects of an Ebola vaccine during the most recent outbreak of the virus in west Africa.
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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