CPD articles

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

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...

Prescribing and medicines management in older people

The aim of this article is to explore prescribing and medicines management in older people...

Countering the stereotype of the unpopular patient

Labelling theory and Stockwell’s seminal work on the unpopular patient can help inform...

Assessment and management of patients with acute red eye

This article provides an overview of the role of the nurse in the assessment and management...

Communicating with older people with dementia

Being able to communicate with older people with dementia requires a high level of...

Identification and management of patients’ nutritional needs

As individuals age a number of physical and cognitive changes affect their nutritional...

Management of common fractures

The incidence of fractures increases with advancing age partly due to the presence of...

Assessment and management of depression in primary care settings

This article focuses on the assessment and management of depression in older people in...

Understanding gut-immune interactions in management of acute infectious diarrhoea

This article discusses the role that immunity plays in the risk of diarrhoea and the...

A practical guide to writing clinical articles for publication

The sharing of nursing knowledge between clinicians can strengthen the profession...

How person-centred care can improve nurses’ attitudes to hospitalised older patients

The relationship between the attitudes and behaviours of nurses and the resulting care that...

The challenges of caring for patients with influenza

Influenza is an acute, highly infectious viral infection. Seasonal outbreaks occur annually...

Making better use of older people’s narratives

For some nurses, conversations with an older patient are simply the backdrop to caregiving;...

The use of emollient therapy for ageing skin

Skin ageing has intrinsic signs and symptoms, often complicated by extrinsic photo-ageing...

Palliative care in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

This article considers the place of palliative and end of life care in the management of...

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