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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
NICE asthma guideline: Costs, controversies, commendations and caveatsAfter months of delays, the single NICE guideline on asthma has been published – and has set the cat among the pigeons in the respiratory community
Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management. NICE NG80, 29 November 2017This guideline covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in adults, young people and children. It aims to improve the accuracy of diagnosis, help people to control their asthma and reduce the risk of asthma attacks. It does not cover managing severe asthma or acute asthma attacks. The investment and training required to implement the guideline will take time. In the meantime, primary care services should implement what they can of the recommendations, using currently available approaches to diagnosis until the infrastructure for objective testing is in place.
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Alcohol misuse: clinical review
This module discusses the morbidity caused by excessive alcohol consumption, effective screening tools, brief interventions and when to refer. Key learning points for general practice nurses include understanding community-based alcohol detoxification, and prognosis for patients.
15 December 2017Vol 47 • Number 12
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