CPD articles

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

Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions

Role of nurses in alcohol screening and treatment interventions

Why you should read this article: » To understand the role of nurses in reducing alcohol-...

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

Presentation, diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer

Why you should read this article: » To understand the importance of, and the nurse’s role in...

Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis

Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis

Why you should read this article: » To enhance your knowledge of the pathophysiology, causes...

Communication

Assessing and managing communication needs in people with serious mental illness

Why you should read this article: » To understand the potential effects of various types of...

Current approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and care

Current approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and care

Why you should read this article: » To become familiar with the physiology and effects of...

Nutrition

Nutritional requirements in malnutrition and diabetes mellitus

Why you should read this article: » To familiarise yourself with the nutritional...

Radiotherapy

Procedural pain management in patients with cancer

Why you should read this article: » To understand the procedural pain that may be...

Diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the link between atrial...

Urinary incontinence

Assessment and management of urinary incontinence in women

Why you should read this article: » To update your knowledge of the types of urinary...

End of life care

Meeting the needs of carers of people at the end of life

Why you should read this article: » To recognise the complex and dynamic needs of carers,...

Collaborative communication

Collaborative communication: learning from advanced clinical practice patient...

Why you should read this article: » To understand the importance of collaborative and...

Portfolio

Use of professional portfolios in nursing

Nurses are increasingly using professional portfolios as a way to maintain evidence of their...

Clinical management of non-healing wounds

Chronic wounds are defined as those that have failed to heal after three months. There are...

Aetiology, clinical presentation and treatment of testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is a highly treatable and curable malignancy. It typically affects men...

Nursing management of people experiencing homelessness at the end of life

Homelessness is a complex and multidimensional issue often involving a combination of...

Preventing and managing challenging behaviour

Patients exhibiting challenging behaviour, which includes any non-verbal, verbal or physical...

Safe transfusion of blood components

Administering the wrong blood component to the wrong patient can have serious clinical...

Supporting people who experience intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant issue in health and social care. Nurses may...

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