CPD articles

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

Supporting people with learning disabilities to receive subcutaneous injections

Best practice for administering subcutaneous injections in people with learning disabilities

Supporting people with intellectual disabilities to get access to dental treatment

People with intellectual disabilities have poorer oral health than the general population

Management of oxygen therapy for people with intellectual disabilities

The rationale for administering oxygen therapy and the types and equipment that can be used

Exploring mental health issues in people with an intellectual disability

Mental health concerns among people with intellectual disability and the role of nurses

How learning disability nurses can support self-management for people with asthma

Asthma is a long-term condition that requires patient education, support and close...

Management of indwelling urinary catheters for people with learning disabilities

Care should be person-centred, holistic and underpinned by current evidence-based practice

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding: clinical knowledge and skills for LD nurses

The knowledge and skills required to manage patients with a PEG tube safely and effectively

Insertion and care of nasogastric tubes in adults with intellectual disabilities

Many adults with intellectual disabilities require nutritional support as feeding problems...

Inhaler and nebuliser technique for people with a learning disability

Healthcare professionals who support people who require an inhaler or nebuliser need to know...

Keratoconus in young people with learning disabilities: an ‘invisible’ problem

Keratoconus is a potentially sight-threatening condition in which the cornea distorts and...

Supporting people with Down’s syndrome and dementia

People with Down’s syndrome enjoy a longer life expectancy now than they ever have before,...

Helping people with learning disabilities exercise their right to autonomy

This article aims to give readers an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its role...

Changing role of family carers

People who care for a family member who has learning disabilities face many of the same...

An overview of epilepsy in children and young people

The role of the nurse is vital in the management of childhood epilepsy. Nurses play a key...

Prevention and treatment of obesity in adults with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities experience health inequalities and are at greater risk...

Management of dysphagia

Dysphagia is a disorder of swallowing. The authors stress the importance of a comprehensive...

Understanding and working with challenging behaviour

This article examines the theoretical approaches to understanding and managing individuals...

Safeguarding people with learning disabilities

Safeguarding is an important role for learning disability nurses and other professionals....