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Skin reactions from radiotherapy

06 November 2014

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Radiotherapy is a widely used cancer treatment that can be used for curative and palliative intent. While it is effective, it can also result in side effects,...

Managing acute skin reactions to radiotherapy treatment

17 February 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Promoting tissue viability and caring for skin damaged as a result of radiotherapy are critical to the quality of care patients receive. However, few nurses...

Managing chronic spontaneous urticaria (hives) in primary care

13 September 2018

Nursing Standard

Skin care

Chronic spontaneous urticaria is characterised by the spontaneous appearance of hives or wheals, and/or angioedema, lasting for at least six weeks. The condition may...

Lyme disease: recognition and management for emergency nurses

09 August 2018

Emergency Nurse


Over the past ten years there has been a significant rise in the number of people who present to emergency departments with Lyme disease. Although some patients...

Early recognition and treatment of Henoch-Schönlein purpura in children

12 August 2019

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is characterised by a non-blanching rash, which commonly affects the lower limbs of children aged 3-15 years. It is the most common...