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Prescribing prophylaxis to patients who have been exposed to HIV.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22519078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Emergency nurse practitioners should be prepared to prescribe post-exposure prophylaxis for sexual exposure (PEPSE) to people who may have been exposed to HIV, even where the number of such presentations is small. As this article makes clear, nurse prescribers require a sound knowledge of the drugs recommended in PEPSE protocols, and of their side effects, to relieve patients' anxiety and inform them about safe sexual practice. The article offers a case study and reflection to show that patients, particularly those who may have been exposed to HIV, who have been given the information they want are more likely to complete their courses of treatment.
Authors:
Sue Bagley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1354-5752     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Nurse     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208913     Medline TA:  Emerg Nurse     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. suebagley@nhs.net
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