An overview of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia
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An overview of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia

Claire Donovan Community services nurse manager, Meningitis Trust, Stroud
Jane Blewitt Education and training manager, Meningitis Trust, Stroud

This article provides an overview of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia, which can have devastating effects. Nurses working in acute and primary care must be able to recognise the causes and symptoms of these conditions, and have up-to-date knowledge of treatment, prevention and potential after effects.

Emergency Nurse. 17, 7, 30-37. doi: 10.7748/en2009.


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