CPD articles

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

Assessment, diagnosis and management of constipation

The common causes and types of constipation, and the interventions available

Selection and management of central venous access devices

How to ensure safe and reliable venous access, and reduce the risk of long-term complications

Tracheostomy care: the role of the nurse before, during and after insertion

Enhance your knowledge of the effective management of patients with a tracheostomy

Understanding and applying personality types in healthcare communication

How knowledge of personality types can improve your contact with colleagues and patients

Use of personal protective equipment in nursing practice

Understand types of PPE in various clinical scenarios and appropriate application

Role of the nurse in acute stroke care

An overview of the diagnosis and management of this medical emergency

Responding to people who are experiencing spiritual pain

Be aware of this often hidden or overlooked type of pain among patients

Understanding the principles and aims of intravenous fluid therapy

Ensuring safe and effective IV fluid therapy and patient assessment

Optimising professional communication with patients

How practical methods of listening and speaking can improve patients’ outcomes and experience

Conservative management of patients with end-stage kidney disease

A palliative approach that focuses on maintaining quality of life and advance care planning...

Applying transformational leadership in nursing practice

Empower and motivate team members to deliver optimal nursing care

Differentiating between dementia, delirium and depression in older people

How to clinically assess, diagnose and treat patients

Prevention and management of urinary catheter blockages in community settings

How to identify and support patients at risk, and advise on preventative strategies

Assessment and management of chronic pain

Learn how to accurately assess pain and discover the interventions available

Effective management of adult patients with asthma

Learn asthma control methods and how to reduce the risk of acute exacerbations

Improving nursing students’ experience of clinical placements

How to provide effective support to enhance their skills, knowledge and self-confidence

Prevention and management of hyperglycaemic crisis

Understand its causes and clinical manifestations, and how to care for patients

Using a structured clinical assessment to identify the cause of chest pain

Learn essential elements such as physical examination and clinical investigations