CPD articles

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

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...

Diagnosing and managing migraine in children and young people

This article gives an overview of migraine in children. It outlines the epidemiology of the...

An update on complementary feeding

Complementary feeding is an important developmental milestone in children and occurs at a...

Assessment and treatment of nocturnal enuresis in children and young people

Nocturnal enuresis – or bed-wetting – is one of the most common chronic conditions of...

Principles of suctioning in infants, children and young people

Suctioning to clear airway secretions is an important part of the nursing care for children...

Understanding fluid homoeostasis in infants and children: part 2

Part two of this article focuses on the care and management of infants and children who are...

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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Diagnosis and management of children with primary ciliary dyskinesia

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

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 in early infancy

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

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

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

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

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

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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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...

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

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

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