NICE Bites – Alcohol-use disorders & Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia

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NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites Aug 2010; No 20 includes two topics;

NICE CG100; Alcohol-use disorders. Sections covered include;hospital admission, pharmacological treatment, and prescribing advice.

NICE CG102; Bacterial meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia. Sections covered include; assessment and diagnosis in pre-hospital setting and in secondary are, prescribing ( antibiotics, corticosteroids) and treatment of shock.