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Haematology Nursing

News and practice for haematology nurse specialists



Call for more blood donations in run-up to Christmas

Call for more blood donations to bolster stocks in run-up to Christmas

13-Nov-2014

More than 200,000 blood donors are needed in the run-up to Christmas - but last year one in five blood donor appointments was missed over the festive period.

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UV rays may reduce diabetes risk

Exposure to more UV rays may reduce diabetes risk

24-Oct-2014

Exposure to sunshine may protect against weight gain and diabetes, new research suggests.

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Assessing and managing primary hypertension

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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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'Why do so many patients with COPD still have no access to specialist nurses?'

24-Nov-2014

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) must come to terms with having a progressive and incurable disease that will increasingly limit their capacity for physical activity, and is almost certain to cause their death. And the fact that it affects the ability to breathe means they are constantly reminded of this frightening prospect.

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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