CPD articles

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

Writing up research for publication

This article describes the process of preparing a research article for publication in a...

Promoting better care for stigmatised patients

This article discusses the role of nurses and nurse leaders in the prevention and resolution...

Record-keeping and documentation

A patient’s notes, assessments, care plans and letters are all evidence of the care...

Assisting students to prepare for a clinical practice placement

All students undertaking a nursing programme are required to complete clinical practice...

Blood glucose monitoring

The incidence of diabetes is increasing. As a new practice nurse, I am aware that...

Effective communication skills in nursing practice

This article highlights the importance of effective communication skills for nurses. It...

Psychological effects of living with rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term inflammatory condition that can affect physical,...

Fever in children

After reading this CPD article, I am now aware of the complexities associated with...

Improving care for people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities have poorer health than the general population and...

Depression

Depression is a common mental health disorder that impairs normal functioning,...

Multiple sclerosis: managing a complex neurological disease

This article describes the complex neurological condition multiple sclerosis (MS) and its...

Ascites

I have looked after patients with ascites and those who have had large-volume...

Economic evaluation of interventions in health care

Economic evaluation is rapidly becoming an invaluable tool for healthcare decision making,...

Writing a CPD article

I recently underwent major surgery and, as a nurse, this experience gave me greater...

Treating patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease characterised by...

Promoting urinary continence in older women

Continence promotion involves informing and educating the public and healthcare...

6Cs of nursing

In my area of work – providing education programmes – embedding the 6Cs of nursing...

Managing chronic pain in adults

The management of chronic pain is complex. Services and support for people living with...

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