CPD articles

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

Fluid balance

Understanding fluid homeostasis in infants and children: part 1

Fluid requirements differ between infants and children. It is important for children’s...

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Testing for primary ciliary dyskinesia

Diagnosis and management of children with primary ciliary dyskinesia

Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a rare, genetic disorder of the motile cilia...

Revalidation

Supporting children’s nurses through Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation

In April 2016 the Nursing and Midwifery Council introduced revalidation for all nurses and...

Recognition and management of sepsis

Recognition and management of sepsis in early infancy

Serious bacterial and viral infections occurring in early infancy are important factors...

Chemotherapy

Understanding the endocrinopathies associated with the treatment of childhood cancer:...

This is part 2 of an article exploring the endocrinopathies associated with cancer...

Cancer

Understanding the endocrinopathies associated with the treatment of childhood cancer:...

This article explores endocrinopathies associated with late effects of treatments for...

Numeracy

Undertaking safe medicine administration with children part 2: essential numeracy

This is the second of two articles which aim to provide children’s nurses with an...

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Medicines administration

Undertaking safe medicine administration with children: part 1

This is the first of two articles that aim to provide children’s nurses with an opportunity...

Child with nurse

Educating children and families about growth hormone deficiency and its management:...

Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a long-term condition, therefore creating ongoing...

Educating children

Educating children and families about growth hormone deficiency and its management:...

The management of growth hormone deficiency is long term. Children may be diagnosed at pre-...

Vitamin D

Management of vitamin D deficiency in childhood and adolescence

There are some children and young people who will need specialist management for vitamin D...

Addisons disease

Understanding clinical investigations in children’s endocrinology

Children and young people referred to paediatric endocrinology services present with a wide...

An overview of the nursing issues involved in caring for a child with adrenal...

Adrenal insufficiency is an endocrine condition defined as the inadequate production or...

An introduction to growth and atypical growth in childhood and adolescence

This is the first of a series of continuing professional development articles that provide...

Developing effective therapeutic relationships with children, young people and their...

It is imperative that nurses caring for children, young people and their families develop...

Preparation and use of resuscitation equipment to assess and treat children in...

This article uses the (A) Airway, (B) Breathing and, (C) Circulation structured approach to...

The role of vitamin D in infants, children and young people

In recent years there has been a growing interest in vitamin D, the role it plays in the...

Supporting the establishment and maintenance of lactation for mothers of sick infants

Breastfeeding is the healthiest way for a woman to feed her infant. The World Health...

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