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Gingivitis: diagnosis and treatment

02 April 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Most emergency nurses have little education on dental conditions yet some new attendances to emergency departments are for dental problems. This article describes...

Managing mastitis in the emergency department

10 October 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Mastitis is a common clinical condition and, although not exclusive to lactating mothers, most patients with the condition seen by clinical staff fall into this...

Bacterial infections: antibiotics and decontamination

16 June 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Infectious disease is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa and micro-organisms including the mycoplasmas, rickettsiae and chlamydiae. Most of the infections...

An overview of antibiotic therapy

07 November 2007

Nursing Standard

CPD

Antibiotics are one of the most widely prescribed group of drugs in the UK. However, their widespread use has resulted in antibiotic resistance and unnecessary...

Non-antibiotic treatment of sore throat

10 February 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Sore throats are common presentations in emergency and primary care settings and, although only between 5 and 10 per cent of adults with this condition are found to...

Introducing outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy in a children’s hospital

07 February 2018

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) offers an alternative to inpatient care for delivering intravenous antibiotics in patients’ homes or in a day care...

Infections and their treatment in older people

01 April 2005

Nursing Older People

CPD

Bacteria are robust micro-organisms that can survive even in the presence of antibiotics. This has led to problems treating bacterial infections. Bacteria are the...

Nursing management of urinary tract infections

27 August 2015

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in older people and can lead to serious complications. Infections can worsen underlying medical conditions, adversely...

Antibiotics: mode of action and mechanisms of resistance

22 June 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Antibiotic therapy has revolutionised medical care and has many benefits for patients with or at risk of infections. However, the development of antibiotic...

Recognition and nursing management of children with non-traumatic limp

09 March 2018

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Children with acute onset non-traumatic limp often present to emergency departments (EDs). The limp can occasionally be associated with medical emergencies such as...
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