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Non-antibiotic treatment of sore throat

10 February 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Sore throats are common presentations in emergency and primary care settings and, although only between 5 and 10 per cent of adults with this condition are found to...

Glandular fever: a practical lesson in acute inflammation

01 November 2007

Primary Health Care

General

Glandular fever is a common viral upper respiratory tract infection associated with mild to moderate constitutional upset. The infection is caused by the...

Varicella zoster virus: chickenpox and shingles

16 April 2014

Nursing Standard

CPD

The varicella zoster virus causes two infections: varicella, also known as chickenpox occurring mostly in childhood, and herpes zoster, also known as shingles...

Attitudes and beliefs of healthcare workers about influenza vaccination

06 March 2019

Nursing Older People

research

Background Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all healthcare workers (HCWs) to help reduce the risk of contracting the virus and transmitting it to...

Understanding the health risks of varicella zoster virus in pregnancy

15 March 2019

Primary Health Care

CPD

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a common illness that causes varicella (chickenpox) and shingles. It is prevalent mostly during childhood but there are additional...

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...

Use of personal protective equipment in nursing practice

01 April 2019

Nursing Standard

CPD

A comprehensive understanding of infection prevention and control is essential for nurses when seeking to protect themselves, patients, colleagues and the general...