Professional Nursing Today (PNT) is the official journal for a number of influential nursing organisations:
the Forum for Professional Nurse Leaders (FPNL), the Neonatal Nurses Association of Southern Africa (NNASA), the South African Gastrointestinal Nurses Society (SAGINS), the Society for Private Nursing Practitioners (SPNP), the Nursing Education Association (NEA) and the South African Urology Nursing Association (SAUNA). PNT is also distributed to clinic nurses at all DisChem, Clicks, and Netcare Stork Nests.

Nursing practitioners rely on PNT to provide them with clinically applicable and academic content covering a wide range of topics such as mother and child health, vaccinology, primary healthcare, critical care, and wound care. Nurses do more than care for individuals, they innovate, influence, and drive therapeutic decisions at the most basic levels through direct interaction with their patients.

THE IMPORTANCE OF A PLATELET-ACTIVATING FACTOR (PAF) ANTAGONIST IN ALLERGY TREATMENT

Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is today considered an important mediator in allergic and inflammatory reactions. While histamine is the primary mediator involved in the pathophysiology of Allergic Rhinitis and chronic Urticaria, it is clearly not the only mediator involved in the inflammatory process. Histamine and platelet-activating factor (PAF) both play an important role in Allergic Rhinitis.

INOVA LAUNCHES A NEW ANTI-INFLAMMATORY GEL

iNova Pharmaceuticals is proud to launch a new anti-inflammatory gel, to add to South Africa’s most prescribed muscle relaxant brand, Norflex.

iNOVA LAUNCHES PHOLTEX PLUS

iNova Pharmaceuticals has launched an exciting new product to their cough portfolio, adding to their well-established range of dry and wet cough relief options. Pholtex, South Africa’s number one prescribed dry cough brand, is proud to announce the launch of Pholtex Plus.

WHEN YOUR PATIENT HAS A TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDER (TMD)

Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are the name given to a group of conditions related to jaw movement and pain in and around the jaw joints. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge that connects a person’s jaw to the temporal bones of their skull, which are in front of each ear. It enables up and down and side to side movement of the jaw, enabling a person to talk, chew, and yawn.

WE PUT THE ‘EX” IN ANDOLEX BECAUSE A SORE THROAT IS A THING OF THE PAST

The Andolex range and products are known to provide relief for patients suffering from a sore throat, mouth or gums.  These patients may suffer from sore throats due to viral or bacterial infections, mouth ulcers, oral conditions such as gingivitis or periodontitis or for relief of post-surgical procedures such as a tonsillectomy.