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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...

Recognition and management of sepsis in early infancy

08 December 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Serious bacterial and viral infections occurring in early infancy are important factors affecting morbidity and mortality. Recognition of sepsis by healthcare...

Recognition and nursing management of sepsis in early infancy

12 October 2017

Emergency Nurse

Evidence & practice

Neonatal sepsis describes serious bacterial or viral infections that manifest in the first 28 days of life, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Although...

Managing the deteriorating child with suspected group A Streptococcus infection

21 August 2023

Nursing Children and Young People

Infectious diseases

Group A Streptococcus bacteria can cause various pyogenic infections such as tonsillitis, pharyngitis, scarlet fever, impetigo, erysipelas, cellulitis and pneumonia....

Managing infection prevention and control in the emergency care setting: an overview for emergency nurses

04 April 2023

Emergency Nurse

Infection control

The control and prevention of infection in emergency departments (EDs) remains challenging because of the complexity of the environment and the consistently high...