CPD articles

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

Reflection, return to practice and revalidation

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

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...

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...

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