CPD articles

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

Accupuncture

Approaches to acute pain management in older people

Pain is a diverse, individual experience and is associated with distress and suffering...

Nutrition

Importance of nutrition in preventing and treating pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers are painful, and affect patients’ health, mobility and well-being. They also...

Parkinson's Disease

Caring for patients with Parkinson’s disease in general hospital settings

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common progressive neurological condition. There are 127,000...

Skin tears

Assessment, prevention and management of skin tears

Skin tears are common in older people. They are acute wounds that are at high risk of...

Pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcer prevention in care home settings

Pressure ulcer prevention in the care home setting can be challenging and is often...

Hydration

Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections in older people

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in older people, with the prevalence increasing...

Frail senior

Reframing frailty as a long-term condition

Frailty is a clinical syndrome that focuses on loss of reserve, energy and wellbeing. Older...

Lonely senior

Approaches to counter loneliness and social isolation

Social isolation and loneliness are significant threats for older people and may be...

Woman reflecting

Reflection, return to practice and revalidation

This article explores the use of reflection and critical thinking during a return-to-...

Senior having lack of appetite

An overview of appetite decline in older people

Poor appetite is a common problem in older people living at home and in care homes, as well...

Using the Newcastle Model to understand people whose behaviour challenges in dementia...

National guidance for working with people whose behaviour challenges in dementia care...

Supporting people with Parkinson’s in later life

Parkinson’s in old age can be a complex individual condition that affects physical and...

Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of Paget’s disease of the bone

Paget’s disease of the bone is a chronic condition that affects bone remodelling in focal...

Chronic heart failure: pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment

Heart failure has significant prevalence in older people: the mean average age of patients...

Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of osteomalacia

Osteomalacia is a musculoskeletal condition that results in soft bones due to ineffective...

An overview of communication, movement and perception difficulties after stroke

For many people who have had a stroke, weakness or paralysis on one side - hemiparesis or...

An overview of chronic kidney disease in older people

There is a lack of consensus about how early chronic kidney disease (CKD) should be...

Prevention and treatment of acute ischaemic stroke

When someone has a stroke it can cause death or severe disability. However, advances in...

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