CPD articles

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

Measles: pathology, management and public health issues

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that continues to occur in epidemics in the UK...

Stoma care

The CPD article provided a concise review of the three main types of stoma, the...

Care of patients with peristomal skin complications

Stoma formation is common and may be necessary in the management of certain diseases and as...

Temperature monitoring

Normal human body temperature is between 36°C and 37.5°C, and is maintained by...

Whooping cough

The CPD article was relevant to my practice because most upper respiratory tract...

Maintaining best practice in record-keeping and documentation

This article considers best practice in record-keeping and documentation in the light of...

Ethical practice

My understanding of ethical dilemmas in nursing care has been enhanced by reading...

Writing a journal article: guidance for novice authors

This article focuses on writing for journal publication. The purpose of writing is explored...

Cerebral aneurysm and aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

A cerebral aneurysm is a weak or thin spot on a blood vessel in the brain that swells and...

Suicidal intent

Although I do not work in an emergency setting, I encounter patients who present...

Varicella zoster virus: chickenpox and shingles

The varicella zoster virus causes two infections: varicella, also known as chickenpox...

Psychosis

Having worked in community mental health teams, the CPD article reinforced my...

Improving end of life care for adults

With people being given more choice about where to die, it is important that healthcare...

Depression

Reading the CPD article was beneficial to my professional nursing practice and...

Care of patients undergoing day case inguinal hernia repair

Inguinal hernia repair is a common operation often performed as a day case procedure. Day...

Pressure ulcer prevention

Pressure ulcers are largely preventable, and efforts should be made to reduce their...

Fever and feverish illness in children under five years

This article discusses the causes and management of fever in children. In line with guidance...

Parenteral nutrition

Parenteral nutrition is a method of administering nutrition and hydration...

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