CPD articles

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

Care and management of patients with pruritus

Pruritus is one of the most common skin conditions in older people. People may develop...

Exploring attitudes towards older people’s sexuality

Sexuality is an important part of life, for older people as well as for others. Sexual...

Managing conflict in the care of older people

This article offers a case study skill analysis of conflict management as it applies to the...

Leg ulcers

This article aims to explain the difference between venous and arterial leg ulcers, methods...

Medication issues for nursing older people (part 2)

This article aims to raise awareness about professional responsibility and accountability in...

Medication issues for nursing older people (part 1)

This article aims to raise awareness about professional responsibility and accountability in...

Pressure ulcer prevention in older people who sit for long periods

Pressure ulcers cause distress to patients and give health professionals cause for concern...

Medication errors: professional issues and concerns

In the UK, medication errors are a growing problem. Dobrzanski et al ( 2002 ) estimated that...

Depression and dementia: taking a dual diagnosis approach

This article explores dementia and depression, the relationship between them and ways of...

Anxiety and depression

This article explores anxiety states among older people and how they may overlap with...

Suicide among older people

Overall, the number of people who kill themselves across all ages is falling but suicide...

Understanding bowel problems in older people: part 2

Bowel problems can be devastating for patients and those who care for them. Accurate...

Understanding bowel problems in older people

Bowel problems can be devastating for patients and those who care for them. Accurate...

Hypothermia: assessment treatment and prevention

Hypothermia is a condition that can have serious consequences, yet its symptoms are often...

Arthritis in the older person: part 2

Part 1 of this article, in last month’s Nursing Older People , identified the major...

Delphi survey research and older people

Delphi survey or Delphi technique has been described as an effective way of gathering...

Infections and their treatment in older people

Bacteria are robust micro-organisms that can survive even in the presence of antibiotics....

Older people with learning disabilities Part 2: accessing care and the implications for...

In the second of two articles, Robert Jenkins concludes his discussion of nursing care for...

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