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Safe storage and handling of vaccines

19 February 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Safe vaccine storage and handling is essential to ensure that the ‘cold chain’ that refrigerates the vaccine at a temperature between +2°C and +8°C is maintained...

Pandemic influenza: the primary care challenge

02 November 2009

Primary Health Care

General

The UK is on the precipice of the second wave of a global influenza pandemic that will have a massive impact on all primary healthcare services. Primary prevention...

Why immunisation training matters

17 July 2018

Primary Health Care

Vaccination

Vaccines are highly effective at reducing infectious disease and are recognised by the World Health Organization as second only to clean water at effectively...

The medicines refrigerator and the importance of the cold chain in the safe storage of medicines

04 October 2017

Nursing Standard

CPD

The medicines refrigerator is a common piece of equipment found in clinical areas. It is used to ensure specific medicines are safely stored within a narrow...

Mosquito-borne infections and UK travellers

28 June 2016

Primary Health Care

CPD

Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting a significant number of infections around the globe. Vaccines or chemoprophylaxis can protect against very few of theses...

Rabies: prevention strategies for overseas travellers

04 June 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Rabies is a fatal viral disease that causes acute inflammation of the brain in humans. Transmission is usually through a bite or scratch or contact with the saliva...

Measles: pathology, management and public health issues

21 May 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that continues to occur in epidemics in the UK despite efforts to eradicate it. In the acute stage, measles is...