CPD articles

Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.

Care planning

Advance care planning: considerations for clinical practice

Advance care planning (ACP) is a process of establishing a person’s preferences and wishes,...

IV

Practical experience with rituximab subcutaneous

Treatment regimens involving the monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody rituximab are the standard of...

Oral chemotherapy

Use of olaparib in BRCA mutation-positive ovarian cancer

Nurses should understand the role and purpose of the new generation of therapies available...

Myelodysplastic syndromes

Myelodysplastic syndromes: update and nursing considerations

This article provides nurses with an update on diagnosis, management and care of patients...

Medication error

Reducing medication errors in nursing practice

Medication errors remain one of the most common causes of unintended harm to patients. They...

Cancer survivor

Supporting delivery of the recovery package for people living with and beyond cancer

Survivorship is an important issue in cancer care in the UK. More people are being diagnosed...

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

An overview of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a heterogeneous group of lymphoproliferative malignancies with...

Myeloma

Promoting quality of life for patients with myeloma

This article aims to provide nurses with an update of best practice in caring for patients...

Cancer nurse

Six steps to teaching cancer patients

There are compelling reasons why nurses should be engaged in teaching patients who have...

Bevacizumab

Use of bevacizumab in patients with advanced or metastatic disease

Over the past ten years there has been a rapid increase in new biological (targeted) anti-...

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer: risk factors, diagnosis and treatment

Bladder cancer is a common health problem affecting thousands of people in the UK. People...

Osteonecrosis

Treatment-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: presentation and management

This article aims to increase nurses’ understanding of resorption inhibitor-associated...

Assessment and management of patients with cancer pain

This article aims to update nurses on cancer pain incidence, causes, assessment and...

Bone sarcoma: diagnosis, management and follow up

This article focuses on the diagnosis, management and follow up of patients with bone...

Diagnosis and management of malignant melanoma

Malignant melanoma is the sixth most common cancer in the UK and its incidence is rising,...

An overview of gastric cancer and its management

Gastric (stomach) cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide...

Ovarian cancer: symptoms, treatment and long-term patient management

Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death among women. It has a poor...

Priorities and challenges in the care of teenagers and young adults

This article focuses on priorities and challenges for practitioners working with teenage and...

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