CPD articles

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

Clinical commissioning: the nurse’s role

The move to place clinicians at the centre of healthcare commissioning has been an integral...

Oral cancer

Oral cancer is the sub-group of cancers in the head and neck, including cancer of...

Preparing a successful, role-specific curriculum vitae

An internet search reveals just how many articles there are on preparing a curriculum vitae...

Nursing research

The importance of evidence-based practice to nursing is emphasised in the first...

Intramuscular injection technique: an evidence-based approach

Intramuscular injections require a thorough and meticulous approach to patient assessment...

Inguinal hernia repair

During most of my shifts, I provide care for patients undergoing hernia repair....

Diabetes

I found this CPD article interesting and I have increased my knowledge of blood...

Subcutaneous injection technique: an evidence-based approach

Injections are routinely administered by nurses in acute care settings and in the community...

End of life care

Caring for those who are dying and their families is a challenging aspect of...

Gout: clinical presentation and management

Gout is a painful inflammatory condition that can affect a variety of joints, causes...

Professional practice skills for nurses

Nurses work in a healthcare system in which different partners in care have different...

Wound debridement: a clinical update

This article aims to improve nurses’ knowledge of wound debridement through a review of...

Blood glucose and stroke

I work in an emergency assessment unit, and have worked in several stroke units....

Psychological interventions in obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem associated with poor...

Statins

While I was aware of the link between high serum cholesterol and cardiovascular...

Assessment and management of patients with ankle injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are common and can have a significant effect on an individual’s...

Acute confusion

Acute confusion, an acute cognitive impairment associated with severe illness, is...

Asthma in older adults

Asthma has become increasingly common in the older population. Educating older...

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