CPD articles

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

Blood disorders

Function and formation of blood and common blood disorders in children

Brush up on the composition, formation and function of blood, as well as blood disorders

Biological basis of child health 9: development of the liver and clinical features of childhood liver disease

Biological basis of child health 9: development of the liver and clinical features of...

Ninth in our series on the biological basis of child health

Effective management of type 1 diabetes in children and young people

Effective management of type 1 diabetes in children and young people

An overview of type 1 diabetes management, including insulin replacement therapy and diet

Self-harm in young people: risk factors, assessment and treatment interventions

How practitioners can provide empathetic and respectful care to young people who self-harm

Biological basis of child health 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and associated childhood conditions

Biological basis of child health 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and...

Eighth in our series on the biological basis of child health

Focus on asthma 2: air pollution and its effects on children and young people

Focus on asthma 2: air pollution and its effects on children and young people

Causes of air pollution and how they affect the lung health of children

Biological basis of child health 7: growth, development and the reproductive system

Biological basis of child health 7: growth, development and the reproductive system

Understanding childhood growth and development is crucial for children’s nurses

Focus on asthma 1: the state of care for children and young people in the UK and globally

Focus on asthma 1: the state of care for children and young people in the UK and...

An overview of the state of asthma and asthma care in the UK and globally

Biological basis of child health 6: development of the skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions

Biological basis of child health 6: skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions

An overview of the development of the skeletal system before and after birth

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements of respiratory assessment

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements...

Development of the respiratory system and conditions that can occur in infants and children

Basic life support for children and young people with a learning or physical disability and an altered body shape

BLS for children with a learning or physical disability and an altered body shape

Nurses need to undertake basic life support effectively while complying with guidelines

Equipping children’s nurses to de-escalate conflict and communicate challenging information

Equipping nurses to de-escalate conflict and communicate challenging information

This article considers some of the challenging situations children’s nurses may encounter

Biological basis of child health 4: an overview of the central nervous system and...

This article is the fourth in a series on the biological basis of child health

Biological basis of child health 3: development of the cardiovascular system and...

Cardiovascular system development during gestation and how congenital heart defects arise

Biological basis of child health 2: fertilisation, prenatal development and birth

The period from fertilisation to birth is crucial in the development of an individual

Biological basis of child health 1: understanding the cell and genetics

An introduction to cell biology and genetics for children’s nurses

Care and management of children with a totally implanted central venous access device:...

Research and advances in technology have enabled children and young people with life-...

The Me first communication model

This article explores communication and decision-making with children and young people in...

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