CPD articles

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

Concept mapping: a tool for improving patient care

This article reviews the use of concept mapping as a person-centred problem-solving aid to...

Improving nutrition in older people in acute care

Older people have an increased risk of becoming malnourished when they are ill. Admission to...

Managing lifestyle factors in adults with osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a major cause of disability in older people in the UK. The symptoms of...

Clinical presentation, assessment and management of pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia is a complex and unpredictable disorder that may occur during pregnancy. Its...

Psychological needs of people living with cancer

The mental health of patients with cancer is a vital part of their overall wellbeing. Unmet...

Managing fatigue in adults with multiple sclerosis

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by people with multiple sclerosis (MS...

Effects of rounding on patient care

Rounding is practised widely in the NHS and nurses should understand its practice and value...

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...

Subcutaneous injection

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

Improving surgical outcomes for people with dementia

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

Asthma in older adults

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

Crohn’s disease in adolescence: presentation and treatment

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

Preceptorship

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

Palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease

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

Understanding non-compliance with hand hygiene practices

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

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