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Practical Skills

Nurses acquire many practical skills within rheumatology.  This module includes specific skills that are integral to the role of the nurse. These include:

Taking Blood and cannulation 

Joint Injection 

Inhaled Nitrous Oxide (as analgesia)

Subcutaneous injections 

Many procedures are uncomfortable or unpleasant and nurses play an important role to support children and families. Helpful tips for procedural anxiety are provided. 

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