CPD articles

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

Older people with confusion: capacity to consent and the administration of medicines

The author examines capacity, consent and other key issues in relation to the administration...

The nursing management of pain in older people

Effective pain management requires a combination of complex nursing skills, particularly so...

heart failure and older people

The future care of older patients with heart failure probably lies within specialist teams...

Resuscitation decision making and older people

Public expectations of the success of resuscitation have been raised in recent years....

Epilepsy and services for older people

Although epilepsy can occur at any age, almost a quarter of people affected are over 60...

Eating difficulty in older people with dementia

Difficulty with feeding is a common problem among people with dementia and may pose ethical...

nutrition and the older adult

The importance of ensuring adequate nutrition in older people is often acknowledged but, the...

Caring for older people who have a hearing disability

Hearing disability in older people is the cause of much distress and can result in the...

continence: an update on policy priorities and practice implications in primary care

Recent national policies have created new frameworks and guidance on the assessment and...

Side rails as physical restraints: the need for appropriate assessment

Side rails are commonly used in the care of the older person. They can be classified as a...

Working with older people from minority ethnic groups

Living in a multi-cultural community means nurses in all specialties must have an...

Rehabilitation in nursing homes

Rehabilitation is a key concept in the government’s plans to modernise the NHS. Its aim is...

Restraint: its use and misuse in brief the care of older people

Restraint is an emotive issue, with legal and ethical dimensions, as well as psychological...

Care for dying people in nursing homes

Nurses who are confident in their own skills but who know where to draw upon specialist help...

The care of older people with a delirium in acute care settings

This article suggests that nurses should play a major part in the screening, assessment and...

Influenza vaccination

Nurses have an important part to play in dispelling myths about influenza vaccination and in...

Living environments and older people

The influence of care environments on patients has long been a fundamental concern for...

Oral health in older people

Oral health is an area which is often overlooked when caring for older people. This article...

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