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Every picture tells a story

15 September 2009

Nursing Standard

Feature

Children can be psychologically, as well as physically, damaged by meningitis. Art therapy can help them to explore their fears.

Meningococcal infection

31 October 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Meningococcal disease is an important medical emergency demanding early diagnosis and prompt treatment. This article provides an overview of meningococcal infection...

Meningococcal infection

01 April 2001

Primary Health Care

CPD

Aims and intended outcomes The aim of this article is to provide an overview and promote an understanding of meningococcal infection. After reading this paper you...

Mobilisation for meningitis

01 December 1999

Primary Health Care

General

The meningitis outbreak occurred at Lytham St. Annes High Technology College, situated on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. The school day lasts from 8.40 am until...

Invasive meningococcal infection

07 August 2019

Primary Health Care

Infection control

Meningococcal infections should be notified to the proper officer when they are clinically suspected to prevent infection spread and to enable monitoring of the...

Meningococcal disease in children: case studies and discussion

05 July 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article is based on two case studies in which children with suspected meningococcal disease were brought to the author’s emergency department. It examines the...

Managing children with raised intracranial pressure: part one (introduction and meningitis)

01 December 2013

Nursing Children and Young People

CPD

Intracranial pathologies in children need urgent identification and management. This article is presented in two parts, with part one describing intracranial...

Vaccine-preventable infections in travellers abroad – meningococcal disease

03 December 2010

Primary Health Care

CPD

Vaccination is the answer to preventing bacterial meningitis, and has been particularly successful in reducing infection in children caused by serogroup C...

An overview of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia

04 November 2009

Emergency Nurse

CPD

This article provides an overview of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia, which can have devastating effects. Nurses working in acute and primary care must be...

Childhood immunisation

18 July 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

There is much debate surrounding the topic of immunisation. Helen McCarthy discusses the immunisation process with an emphasis on risk assessment.