CPD articles

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

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...

Maintaining good practice in the administration of medicines to children

This article discusses the role of the children’s nurse in the administration of medicines...

Assessment and management of a child with suspected acute neck injury

Any child presenting at an emergency department after trauma, such as road traffic accidents...

Care and nursing management of a child with a chest drain

Caring for and managing an infant or a child with a chest drain may cause the children’s...

Effective management of lower respiratory tract infections in childhood

This article summarises the five most common lower respiratory tract infections seen in...

Understanding childhood asthma and the development of the respiratory tract

Asthma is a chronic and acute condition that causes inflammation of the airways in response...

Improving clinical reasoning in children’s nursing through narrative analysis

This article introduces the reader to the use of narratives to inform and enhance patient...

Triggers, clinical features and management of anaphylaxis in children

This article describes the clinical features of anaphylaxis in children and young people...

Clinical features, psychological issues and management of constipation in childhood

This article provides a basic introduction to constipation and stool withholding. Anatomy...

Caring for bronchiolitic infants needing continuous positive airway pressure

This article summarises the signs and symptoms of bronchiolitis, the advantages of...

Signs, symptoms and management of bacterial meningitis

This article describes the common causes of bacterial meningitis, signs and symptoms, and...

Managing the emotional aspects of end of life care for children and young people

Caring for a child at the end of life stage is one of the greatest challenges a nurse can...

Techniques to use when consulting families about child health services

Government policy proposed by Lord Darzi ( 2009 ) and others has highlighted the importance...

Cardiovascular assessment in children: assessing pulse and blood pressure

Cardiovascular assessment is an important nursing skill in the assessment and management of...

Clinical features and management of atopic eczema in children

This article describes atopy and the clinical features of the different types of eczema...

Body image in adolescents: insights and implications

This article explores some of the key processes associated with the development of a normal...

Traditional, alternative and innovative approaches to health promotion for children and...

This article considers the health promotion role of children’s nurses and its relevance to...

Intestinal failure and long-term parenteral nutrition in children

Infants and children with intestinal failure such as that seen in short bowel syndrome will...

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