CPD articles

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

The new Code of Professional Conduct

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has approved a new Code of Professional Conduct (...

National nursing leadership programme

The NHS Plan ( DoH 2000 ) clearly articulates the need to modernise the health service in...

Enhancing quality of life for people with learning disabilities

Quality of life might be the best measure for improving the lives of people with learning...

Weight management for health

Aims and intended learning outcomes This article aims to describe the importance of body...

Demonstrating critical analysis in academic assignments

Nurses use critical analysis skills in their day-to-day practice, but many find it...

Health promotion and learning disability

The author argues that nurses should adopt a health promotion role with people who have...

Food safety

Food poisoning remains one of the most common causes of illness worldwide. Nurses are well...

The presentation and assessment of mental health problems in people with learning...

Mental health problems are more prevalent among people with learning disabilities, though...

The role of nutrition in the prevention of infection

Adequate nutrition is essential for maintaining health and deficiencies can lead to an...

The role of intellectual assessment in learning disability services

Intellectual assessments can play a key part in ensuring people with learning disabilities...

Sharps injury: prevention and management

Nurses are at risk of infection through injuries caused by infected sharps and...

Continence

The aim of this article is to encourage the reader to develop a deeper knowledge base of the...

Promoting healthy skin in older people

As people age, natural changes occur in the skin that put older people at risk of...

Internet skills for nurses

As the internet becomes increasingly accessible to more people, it is important to...

Spirituality and learning disabilities: are they compatible?

This article examines the concept of spirituality and its relationship with people...

Food and mood

A number of specific nutrients and other active substances in foods are thought to have a...

Meetings: the challenge

Attending meetings can be a daunting task, but with the right attitude they can be made to...

Assertiveness, power and influence

This article describes how nurses can use the concepts of assertiveness, power and influence...

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