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Immunology Nursing

News and practice for immunology nurse specialists

NICE recommends raft of tests to improve asthma diagnosis

NICE recommends raft of tests to improve asthma diagnosis


A series of clinical tests, starting with spirometry, should be used to help support a diagnosis of asthma, according to draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Asthma patients urged to seek early specialist nurse advice in flu season


Asthma nurses can play a vital role in keeping those with the condition out of hospital during the peak season for colds and flu, according to a charity.

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Why do health workers decline flu vaccination? Subscription Required

Influenza is highly contagious but myths about the flu vaccine may lead to nurses declining vaccination, putting them at risk of transmitting the virus to their patients

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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Rise in TB cases has been a painful lesson


In healthcare nothing stands still or stays the same.

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Study finds clue to why colds trigger asthma

The Mail Online reports how “a simple cold can set off a deadly asthma attack: Scientists discover chemical can send the immune system into overdrive”.



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