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Haematology Nursing

News and practice for haematology nurse specialists

Blood pathology

NICE backs new drug for preventing potentially fatal blood clots


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.

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Nurses scoop historic win at blood transfusion awards


For the first time in its 66 year history, a high profile award for transfusion medicine has been awarded to two nurses.

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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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Nurses are a lifeline over the festive period


When I visited my mother in hospital on Christmas Day I felt very grateful to the staff, who were working as hard as always. My mother’s needs were as acute on that day as on any other.

Should donor blood be screened for hepatitis E?

Should donor blood be screened for hepatitis E?

“One in almost every 3,000 blood donors in England could be infected with hepatitis E, according to a new study,” The Times reports.




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