CPD articles

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

Clinical assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms in adults

Clinical assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms in adults

Enhancing nurses’ understanding and identification of these symptoms

Cardiac pacing: principles, interventions and patient support

Cardiac pacing: principles, interventions and patient support

The nurse’s role in the management of patients receiving cardiac pacing

Acute coronary syndrome: role of the nurse in patient assessment and management

Acute coronary syndrome: role of the nurse in patient assessment and management

Learn how the syndrome develops and what characterises its different types

Practising cultural humility to promote person and family-centred care

Practising cultural humility to promote person and family-centred care

Understand how an individual’s culture can affect their health behaviours

Respiratory assessment: undertaking a physical examination of the chest in adults

Respiratory assessment: undertaking an examination of the chest in adults

Learn a systematic approach that includes inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation

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Heel pressure ulcers: understanding why they develop and how to prevent them

Heel pressure ulcers: understanding why they develop and how to prevent them

Read about techniques and devices that can be used to prevent heel pressure ulcers

Enhancing the care of transgender and non-binary patients through effective communication

Enhancing care of transgender and non-binary patients through effective communication

How to provide a positive healthcare experience for this patient group

Mental health assessment

Identifying people with deteriorating mental health using a mental state assessment

Read this article to understand the role of a mental state assessment

Understanding nurses’ responsibilities in promoting equality and diversity

Understanding nurses’ responsibilities in promoting equality and diversity

Empowering nurses to recognise and challenge discrimination

Managing the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on patients’ nutritional status

Managing the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on patients’ nutritional status

Familiarise yourself with nutritional interventions that can support individuals

Recognising the importance of language in effective pain assessment

How language can assist nurses in understanding the patient’s pain experience

Understanding the causes, symptoms and effects of young-onset dementia

Understanding the causes, symptoms and effects of young-onset dementia

Improve your knowledge of the condition and its distinct challenges

Understanding equality and diversity in nursing practice

Increase awareness of forms of discrimination that may be experienced by staff and patients

Understanding the relevance of human rights in healthcare and nursing practice

Learn about the function of human rights, and its relationship with nursing care

Management of haemorrhage and haemorrhagic shock

Learn about their pathophysiology to ensure prompt recognition and treatment

Care of patients undergoing the removal of an indwelling urinary catheter

Know the associated complications and how these can be prevented and managed

Understanding the elements of a holistic wound assessment

Enhance your awareness of factors that affect wound healing and management

Early diagnosis and effective management of sepsis

Learn about prompt early treatment using care bundles such as the ‘sepsis six’

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