CPD articles

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

Improving medicine taking in epilepsy

Many factors influence medicine taking in children and young people with epilepsy...

Case study research with children and their families

Because the care of children and their families requires an intimate knowledge of their...

Care of the infant with inherent metabolic disease

Early detection and prompt management of metabolic crisis are crucial to favourable outcomes...

Cultural safety: an introduction

Cultural safety is one approach to integrating cultural components into nursing care. It is...

Recognising mental health problems in children and young people

Nurses who work with children and young people need to have a basic knowledge of the...

Physiology of fever

Knowing how the body reacts to the presence of pathogens allows healthcare professionals to...

A care bundle for management of central venous catheters

Central venous catheters (CVCs) are an essential tool in paediatric intensive care,...

Observing the sick child: Part 2c Respiratory auscultation

Nursing continues to extend its practice base as the acuity of children in general wards...

Contemporary aspects of infant feeding

Early dietary influences, even before birth, can have an effect on growth, which in turn has...

Observing the sick child: Part 2b Respiratory palpation

Assessment is a major nursing role, and expanding assessment techniques, traditionally seen...

Observing the sick child: Part 2a Respiratory assessment

As the focus on evidence-based healthcare delivery gains momentum, nurses need to critically...

Living with disability: Part 3 Communication and care

This is the final article in a series of three that have highlighted the complexities of...

Living with disability: Part 2

This second part of a series of three CPD articles examines the relationship between...

Living with disability: part 1

This is the first of three articles which consider the holistic care required by children...

Inequalities in children’s health

This article explores some of the differences between adult and child health services and...

Privacy: what does it mean for children’s nurses?

Children and young people have a right to privacy and respect. However, conflict can arise,...

Tracheostomy management

Even though care of children with tracheostomies may differ between hospitals, there are...

Safeguarding children

Nurses are well placed to identify behaviour or circumstances that might signify a child is...

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