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Haematology Nursing

News and practice for haematology nurse specialists

Concern over steep rise in UK deaths from hepatitis C


A senior figure in health protection has spoken of the “unacceptable” rate of treatment for hepatitis C in the UK, as new figures were released showing deaths from the infection have more than quadrupled since the mid 1990s.


Research reveals hepatitis E risk level for blood donors


One in every 3,000 blood donors in England could be infected with hepatitis E, new figures suggest.

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Assessing and managing primary hypertension

Assessing and managing primary hypertension Subscription Required

Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure; accurate blood pressure measurement is essential for correct diagnosis

Treatment for early onset neonatal sepsis

Treatment for early onset neonatal sepsis Subscription Required

Neonates with suspected early-onset sepsis are often treated aggressively with antibiotics before infection is confirmed. NICE has recommended a gentler approach

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Are you ready for a cardiac arrest?


Inevitably nurses in some areas such as cardiac care and casualty are more ready than others. Are you ready for such an event?

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Could young blood 'slow' ageing?

Could young blood 'slow' ageing?

“Vampire treatment with young blood reverses ageing process,” The Independent reports.