CPD articles

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

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-...

Management of vitamin D deficiency in childhood and adolescence

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

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...

Fundamentals of chronic pain in children and young people. Part 2

Chronic pain is common in childhood and can have severe physical and psychological...

Fundamentals of chronic pain in children and young people. Part 1

Persistent and recurrent pain is a common condition in childhood. Chronic pain can have a...

Raising awareness of scoliosis among children’s nurses

Scoliosis affects up to 3% of adolescents, some babies and young children, and many children...

Health literacy and its importance for effective communication. Part 2

This is the second of two articles exploring the concept of health literacy, an often hidden...

Health literacy and its importance for effective communication. Part 1

This is the first of two articles exploring the concept of health literacy, an often hidden...

Managing children with raised intracranial pressure: part two (brain tumours and...

This article is the second of two examining the causes of increased intracranial pressure in...

Managing children with raised intracranial pressure: part one (introduction and...

Intracranial pathologies in children need urgent identification and management. This article...

Educating children’s nurses for communicating bad news

Some parents are unhappy with the way news is broken to them. This article seeks to educate...

Understanding skin care and skin barrier function in infants

Skin care practices involving the application of products to the skin are common. This...

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