CPD articles

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

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

Nurses should be knowledgeable about treatment options available so they can advise patients

Fluoride

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

Supporting patients in shared decision making in clinical practice

This article defines shared decision making in patient care and describes the background to...

COPD

In my work I care for many residents with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (...

Gout

Gout predominantly affects people aged between 40 and 60 years and frequently...

Caring for older people experiencing agitation

Agitation commonly affects older adults, particularly those living in care homes and in...

Child maltreatment: every nurse’s business

Every nurse has a responsibility for protecting children, even nurses who do not work...

Chronic pain in adults

I was unaware of the full range of treatments available for individuals...

Managing malnutrition in patients with dementia

As dementia progresses, an individual may experience increasing difficulties in eating and...

End of life care

End of life care is challenging, rewarding and a privileged experience,...

Management of gastroenteritis in children under five years

This article explores the causes and management of gastroenteritis in children under five...

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