CPD articles

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

Patient advocacy: the role of the nurse

The role of nurses as patient advocates is well recognised by healthcare professionals, yet...

Preventing amputation in adults with diabetes: identifying the risks

Good management of diabetes can reduce the risk of complications of the disease. When not...

Spirituality in nursing practice

Spirituality is an important aspect of holistic care that is frequently overlooked. This is...

Advance care planning

The continuing professional development article on advance care planning prompted...

Improving surgical outcomes for people with dementia

Surgical intervention in older people with dementia is becoming increasingly common as the...

Subcutaneous injection

As a third-year nursing student, I found the CPD article on subcutaneous injections...

Crohn’s disease in adolescence: presentation and treatment

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel condition that affects more than 115,000...

Asthma in older adults

Reading the CPD article increased my knowledge of the different presentations and...

Palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease

Non-malignant respiratory disease is a chronic life-limiting condition that requires...

Preceptorship

The continuing professional development article on preceptorship of newly qualified...

Understanding non-compliance with hand hygiene practices

Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) continue to be a challenge in developed and...

Writing an article

Nursing is a career that I enjoy and am passionate about. Before qualifying as a...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease part 2: non-pharmacological therapy

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common, progressive and disabling disease...

Nursing research

The contribution of clinical research to best practice in nursing was explored in...

Cardiovascular disease

I work on a secure mental health unit, where there are several patients with long-...

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease part 1: smoking cessation

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is common in the UK and causes a significant...

Prevention and management of constipation in adults

Constipation is a common, often chronic, condition that is a health concern for providers of...

Fluoride

A recent conversation with a colleague prompted me to read this CPD article on...

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