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

Improving care and quality of life for patients with lung cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and is associated with significant morbidity...

Diabetic neuropathy

Being a practice nurse I often meet patients with diabetes who are at risk of...

Oral cancer: risk factors, treatment and nursing care

Oral cancer occurs in a range of anatomical sites within the oral cavity and pharynx....

Depression

On the ward where I work, I care for patients who have long-term conditions or are...

Non-pharmacological treatments for patients with depression

Depression is a common mental health disorder. People with physical health problems are at...

Late stage dementia

The CPD article was of particular interest to me because I care for patients with...

Intravenous therapy in older patients

Intravenous therapy is available in a variety of settings and for patients of all ages....

Portal hypertension

This CPD article improved my knowledge and understanding of portal hypertension and...

An individual focus

Care of older people is not always of a high standard and dignity may not be...

Assessment and treatment of patients with acute tachyarrhythmia

A tachyarrhythmia is defined as a heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute in...

Mental health in men

Mental and physical health are intrinsically linked to a person’s ability to...

Assessment of suicidal intent in emergency care

The assessment of suicidal intent in first-contact settings, including the emergency...

Staff appraisal

As a nurse and supervisor of an acute surgical ward, I found the CPD article...

Pressure ulcer prevention in the community setting

Pressure ulcers are associated with reduced quality of life, affecting individuals...

Reducing cardiovascular disease risk: cholesterol and diet

Addressing cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a priority for all involved in health promotion....

Early-stage dementia

In my work on an elective and emergency surgical ward, patients with dementia are...

Dengue fever

Dengue fever is a notifiable infectious disease in England because of its...

Promoting continence in women following childbirth

Continence in women during pregnancy and following childbirth is an important issue that...

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