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
A harm reduction service for users of intravenous drugs run by mental health nurses developed into wider healthcare services for this vulnerable group.
A Cochrane review suggests music may have the potential to reduce anxiety for patients who are undergoing interventions to treat coronary heart disease.
Behind the Headlines
The Mail Online hails a “breakthrough in treating high blood pressure”, saying scientists have discovered how the body regulates it, which could “slash risk of heart attacks and stroke”.
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At a recent conference I witnessed celebrations for adult nursing, with sections relating to learning disabilities and mental health nursing. During the course of the day I was waiting for recognition for children’s nurses; it never happened.