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Preventing malnutrition in prison

Vulnerable patient groups are at increased risk of malnutrition. This article focuses on the...

Early stage dementia

Less than half of older people with dementia are diagnosed with the condition. I...

Blood glucose monitoring and management in acute stroke care

Diabetes mellitus is a major risk factor for stroke. Concerns have been raised that adults...

Improving asthma care

I care for many people with coexisting conditions, including asthma, in a nursing...

Ankylosing spondylitis: diagnosis and management

This article provides an overview of ankylosing spondylitis, including signs and symptoms,...

Respiratory infection

Reading the CPD article has improved my knowledge of the care and management of...

Management of acute confusion in patients with CNS infections

This article discusses the management of acute confusion and aggression in patients with...

Compassionate care

Before reading the CPD article, I would have found it difficult to define...

Successful preceptorship of newly qualified nurses

There is widespread recognition that many newly qualified nurses find it difficult to make...

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a supraventricular arrhythmia. AF is common, occurs...

Improving the management of asthma in older adults

Older people with asthma are a discrete patient group that requires specialist nursing...

Parenteral nutrition

Parenteral nutrition is an intravenous method of providing nutrition to patients by...

Understanding clinical review following a death in custody

This article examines the importance of clinical reviews for people receiving care in...

Topical treatments

I frequently see patients who require treatment for long-term skin conditions such...

Whooping cough: identification, assessment and management

Although there is a high uptake of vaccinations providing protection against Bordetella...

Constructive feedback

The CPD article on providing constructive feedback to nursing students was...

Bone disease

Reading the CPD article has made me more aware how cancer metastasises to bone,...

Promoting sexual health and wellbeing: the role of the nurse

Anecdotal evidence from clinical practice, classroom learning and research studies suggests...

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