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Positives of testing

23 August 2011

Nursing Standard

General article

Hepatitis can be treated successfully if it is diagnosed at an early stage. But the viral infection often remains asymptomatic and undiagnosed.

Hepatitis A: disease, epidemiology and control

01 April 1999

Primary Health Care

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to discuss the general characteristics of the hepatitis A virus (HAV), disease, transmission,...

Prevention and control of viral hepatitis

30 April 2003

Nursing Standard

CPD

Viral hepatitis is a common disease caused by various hepatotropic viruses. An awareness of the characteristics and transmission patterns of these viruses will help...

Preventing, identifying and treating hepatitis C

08 January 2019

Nursing Standard

gastrointestinal care

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that, if left untreated, can result in significant liver damage and cancer. Most individuals are unaware that they have been...

Sharps injury: prevention and management

01 November 2001

Learning Disability Practice

Continuing professional development

Nurses are at risk of infection through injuries caused by infected sharps and needles. The authors discuss the prevention and management of such injuries.

Sharps injury: prevention and management

01 November 2001

Mental Health Practice

CPD

Nurses are at risk of infection through injuries caused by infected sharps and needles. The authors discuss the prevention and management of such injuries.

Nursing care of chronic and acute liver failure

19 June 2002

Nursing Standard

CPD

The authors describe the structure and functions of the liver, as well as the main causes and symptoms of chronic and acute liver failure. The nursing assessment and...

Hepatitis C: transmission, treatment and occupational risk

20 June 2001

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

There is a risk to nurses of contracting hepatitis C through occupational exposure, although in the UK infection is mainly limited to intravenous drug users. In this...

Sharps injury: prevention and management

25 April 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Nurses are at risk of infection through injuries caused by infected sharps and needles. The authors discuss the prevention and management of such injuries.

Hepatitis C virus infection: risk factors, diagnosis and management

15 December 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article focuses on the risk factors, diagnosis and management of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. It describes treatment options and the role...