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NHS Steroid Emergency Card

Updated on: 16 Jul 2021   First published on 16 Jul 2021

Further to the National Patient Safety Alert, it is not only vital that patients prescribed steroids are given an NHS Steroid Emergency Card, but also that those booking or undertaking invasive procedures have reviewed their booking and pre-procedure processes to ensure provision for adequate steroid cover is made to avoid adrenal crises. In particular, attention should be given to this resource which gives excellent guidance around these issues.

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