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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...

Use of antibiotics in the management of sore throat

09 March 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

As the number of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria rises, it becomes crucial that decisions about the use of antibiotics are based on sound evidence. This...

Management and treatment options for patients with open abdomen

13 January 2016

Nursing Standard


Abdominal sepsis and trauma are the main indications for open abdomen. However, there is no robust evidence that open abdomen is better than closed in these cases....

Causes, prevention and management of surgical site infection

25 July 2012

Nursing Standard


Superficial surgical site infection (SSI) usually resolves quickly causing only short-term discomfort. However, SSI involving deeper tissues is a leading cause of...

Managing Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalised patients

16 April 2014

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Checklists are not a new phenomenon and have been used in the aviation industry for some time as a means of ensuring safety and minimising harm. Checklists are now...

Group B streptococcus in pregnancy: intrapartum care choices for women

27 November 2015

Primary Health Care


Group B streptococcus (GBS) colonisation can occur intermittently in a proportion of the population. This normally benign gram-positive bacterium has the potential...