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Life or death decisions

09 July 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

So far, most cases of ‘swine flu’ have been mild, but healthcare professionals have been warned against complacency. If the flu pandemic becomes serious, a...

Pandemic flu: lessons from the Toronto SARS outbreak

03 September 2009

Emergency Nurse

Feature

A review of the severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak in Ontario in 2003 found that there had been several faults in healthcare services and that these had...

Swine flu: are you prepared?

01 September 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

The UK is well prepared for the flu pandemic but it is expected to put considerable strain on the NHS, including mental health services. This article brings together...

The challenges of caring for patients with influenza

29 December 2011

Nursing Older People

CPD

Influenza is an acute, highly infectious viral infection. Seasonal outbreaks occur annually across the world, presenting a major public health challenge. Older...

Evaluating the effects on families of swine flu contingency policies

01 November 2010

Paediatric Nursing

Infectious diseases

Policies developed to cope with the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic in the winter of 2009 may have conflicted with the philosophy in child health nursing of...

Evaluating the effects on families of swine flu contingency policies

26 November 2010

Paediatric Nursing

General

Policies developed to cope with the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic in the winter of 2009 may have conflicted with the philosophy in child health nursing of...

Pandemic influenza: the primary care challenge

02 November 2009

Primary Health Care

General

The UK is on the precipice of the second wave of a global influenza pandemic that will have a massive impact on all primary healthcare services. Primary prevention...

Gearing up for winter

20 October 2009

Nursing Standard

Feature

This summer’s swine flu outbreak put NHS Direct nurses under enormous pressure. Now they are preparing for the second wave of cases.

Science or fiction?

02 July 2008

Nursing Standard

General article

Nurses reflect on what health care and nursing might be like in the year 2068.

Influenza: disease, epidemiology and the importance of vaccination uptake by healthcare workers

26 August 2014

Primary Health Care

CPD

Influenza viruses present challenges to healthcare systems and vaccination co-ordinators around the world. Global surveillance of this potentially devastating...