News and practice for haematology nurse specialists
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has recommended eculizumab (Soliris) for treating a rare life-threatening blood disorder called atypical Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome (aHUS).
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has approved the anti-clotting drug dabigatran (Pradaxa) as an option for treating and preventing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Latest research: haematology
Nurses are taking increasingly complex and central roles in clinical research - they are coordinating trials centrally, recruiting participants, and collecting and sharing data.
Epidural analgesic is effective in managing acute pain, but failure is relatively common. Nurse administered top-ups of diamorphine can improve the efficacy of epidural.
The nature of weekends have changed over the years. Fifty years ago pretty much everything stopped on a Sunday. If you went into the centre of a town it would be eerily quiet – unlike today.
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Anaemia is often overlooked as its symptoms – shortness of breath, palpitations, headache and dizziness, for example – can be put down to a range of other conditions.