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CURRICULUM - Clinically rich, case-based, self-assessment CPD modules to help you prepare for revalidation. Click on the scrolling icons or select a module from the drop down menu to test your knowledge
ESSENTIALS - back-to-basics, full text articles, by clinical topic from our Primary Care Essentials series
PRESCRIBING NURSE - written for the nurse prescriber or those with an interest in prescribing and the medical management of clinical conditions
ADVANCED PRACTICE - Expert articles providing in depth knowledge of key therapeutic areas
CLINICAL A-Z - Information, definitions, Red Flags, live links to guidelines and relevant Practice Nurse articles
GUIDELINES IN A NUTSHELL - Brief summaries of essential clinical and practice guidelines
Curing type 2 diabetes? The DiRECT study and its potential impact on primary careHistorically, type 2 diabetes has been seen as a condition that, once diagnosed, cannot be cured, reversed or put into remission, but a recent study challenges this view – and not only that, the intervention is one that could be carried out by practice nurses
Sore throat (acute): antimicrobial prescribing. NICE NG84, January 2018This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications. The guideline includes recommendations on managing acute sore throat, including advice when an antibiotic is not needed, choice of antibiotic when a back-up or immediate prescription is needed, and self-care.
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Measles: clinical review
Dr Kirsty Le Doare and Dr Nuria Martinez-Alier describe the signs and symptoms of measles and outline its treatment and prognosis. Key learning points for general practice nurses and other healthcare professionals include mode of transmission, taking a history, progress of the disease and potential complications.
13 February 2018Vol 42 • Number 2
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