CPD articles

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

An overview of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia

This article provides an overview of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia, which can...

Emergency care of patients with gunshot wounds

This article provides an overview of the mechanism of ballistic injuries. It also...

History taking and clinical examination of the shoulder

Prompt and effective diagnosis and treatment for common shoulder problems depends on the...

Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome is outlined, paying particular attention to the important role of...

Potassium disturbances and associated electrocardiogram changes

This article describes the clinical presentation and associated electrocardiogram recordings...

Hand assessment

In this article, David McKenna describes the basic anatomy and biomechanics of the hand and...

Assessment of acute foot and ankle sprains

Acute ankle and foot trauma is a regular emergency presentation and prompt strategic...

Pericardial conditions: signs, symptoms and electrocardiogram changes

This article describes the anatomy and physiology of the pericardium and the signs and...

Reperfusion therapy

In this article Nick Castle explains that, with significant improvements being made to the...

Recognising and treating Colles’ type fractures in emergency care settings

In this article, the author explains how to identify a Colles’ type fracture, explains how...

Severe sepsis in A&E

In this article, the author clarifies the definition of sepsis, severe sepsis and septic...

Pharmacological techniques for managing acute pain in emergency departments

Pain is a common reason to attend hospital but it is often inadequately managed. This...

Wound closure

This article is to provide emergency nurses with a knowledge and understanding of the wound...

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: the laryngeal mask airway

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to discuss issues relating to...

Common cardiac arrhythmias

The interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias plays an important role in the diagnosis of...

Paediatric resuscitation: advanced life support

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to present the paediatric...

Anaphylactic shock

The causes of anaphylactic shock and presenting features are not clearly understood. In...

Shock: types, classifications and explorations of their physiological effects

This article provides a comprehensive review of the classifications and types of shock that...

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