CPD articles

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

Care of the critically ill patient with a tracheostomy

Care of the critically ill patient with a tracheostomy

An update on equipment and care procedures for a patient with a tracheostomy

Developing clinical reasoning and effective communication skills in advanced practice

Developing clinical reasoning and effective communication skills in advanced practice

This article uses a case study to demonstrate the stages involved in clinical reasoning

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the symptoms, diagnosis...

Medicines management for people with dementia

Medicines management for people with dementia

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the pharmacological...

Diabetes mellitus

Assessing and managing the acute complications of diabetes mellitus

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

Health promotion

Exploring health promotion and health education in nursing

Why you should read this article: • To understand the differences between health promotion...

Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital

Assessing and managing malnutrition in adults in hospital

Why you should read this article: • To understand the effects of disease-related...

Meeting the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness

Meeting the healthcare needs of people experiencing homelessness

Why you should read this article: • To understand the needs of people who are experiencing...

Developing resilience: the role of nurses, healthcare teams and organisations

Developing resilience: the role of nurses, healthcare teams and organisations

Why you should read this article: » To understand the individual’s and organisation’s role...

Preoperative care

An overview of the principles of preoperative care

Why you should read this article: • To enable you to adopt a holistic approach to the care...

Stroke rehabilitation

Role of the nurse in stroke rehabilitation

Why you should read this article: » To assist you to provide effective, holistic nursing...

UTI

Assessment, management and prevention of urinary tract infections in men

Why you should read this article: » To understand the aspects of assessment and...

Effective management of hypoglycaemia

How to empower patients and their families to prevent and manage hypoglycaemia

Safe and effective use of supplemental oxygen therapy

Why you should read this article: » To ensure your knowledge of the common indications and...

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

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

Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis

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

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...

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