CPD articles

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

Family involvement: are we asking too much?

An exploration of what family-centred care means for the hospitalised child, families,...

Culture, ethnicity, race: what’s the difference?

An exploration of the challenges facing nurses to provide culturally appropriate care to the...

Assessment and management of the child requiring chronic haemodialysis

A child with acute or end stage renal failure requiring haemodialysis has specific needs...

Genetics: Overview and issues in child health

When the normal growth and development of a child fails it can cause major developmental and...

Power and control over children and young people

This feature introduces you to theories of control and power and invites you to relate these...

Croup

Croup is an upper respiratory tract infection and is a common cause of hospital admission...

Manual handling and nursing children

The aim of this article is to highlight some of the unique challenges relating to handling...

Assessment and management of the child with nephrotic syndrome

This article describes the clinical and social effects of childhood nephrotic syndrome and...

Oxygen administration

The aim of this article is to update nurses on the properties of oxygen, how it should be...

The deaf child in hospital

The aim of this article is to provide the reader with an understanding of the physiology of...

Wound dressings

Each child, wound and wound site is unique and these factors will impact on the type of...

Making sense of fluid balance in children

Fluid balance is fundamental to life. Monitoring and maintaining fluid balance in sick...

Keeping the hospital environment safe for children

A distinct responsibility of healthcare staff and, in particular, children’s nurses is to...

Promoting continence: the child with special needs

Aim and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to raise nurses’ awareness of...

Fever management in children

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to provide a physiological...

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