CPD articles

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

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

Effective approaches to health promotion in nursing practice

Understand how health promotion approaches can be embedded in your role

Enhancing the quality of clinical supervision in nursing practice

Understand how clinical supervision can support nurses’ well-being and practice

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

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

An overview of inflammatory bowel disease

Understand its symptoms, diagnosis and management

Medicines management for people with dementia

Learn about the challenges and cautions associated with pharmacological interventions

Assessing and managing the acute complications of diabetes mellitus

Nurses have a vital role in recognising and responding to diabetes mellitus complications

Exploring health promotion and health education in nursing

It is essential nurses understand the concepts of health promotion and health education

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

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

Strategies nurses can use to improve their resilience and that of others

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...

Role of the nurse in stroke rehabilitation

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

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