CPD articles

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

Pathophysiology and nursing management of acute pancreatitis

Why you should read this article: » To enhance your knowledge of the pathophysiology, causes...

Assessing and managing communication needs in people with serious mental illness

Why you should read this article: » To understand the potential effects of various types of...

Current approaches to HIV prevention, treatment and care

The role of nurses in all areas of practice

Nutritional requirements in malnutrition and diabetes mellitus

An examination of two dietary conditions encountered in nursing: malnutrition and diabetes

Procedural pain management in patients with cancer

Why you should read this article: » To understand the procedural pain that may be...

Diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your understanding of the link between atrial...

Assessment and management of urinary incontinence in women

Why you should read this article: » To update your knowledge of the types of urinary...
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Meeting the needs of carers of people at the end of life

Exploring the context of caring at the end of life and the experience of carers

Collaborative communication: learning from advanced clinical practice patient...

Why you should read this article: » To understand the importance of collaborative and...

Use of professional portfolios in nursing

Nurses are increasingly using professional portfolios as a way to maintain evidence of their...

Clinical management of non-healing wounds

Chronic wounds are defined as those that have failed to heal after three months. There are...

Aetiology, clinical presentation and treatment of testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is a highly treatable and curable malignancy. It typically affects men...

Nursing management of people experiencing homelessness at the end of life

Overcoming barriers to accessing effective healthcare for people who are homeless

Preventing and managing challenging behaviour

Patients exhibiting challenging behaviour, which includes any non-verbal, verbal or physical...

Safe transfusion of blood components

How to undertake blood component transfusions safely and effectively

Supporting people who experience intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant issue in health and social care. Nurses may...

Principles and nursing management of anticoagulation

Discussion of the uses, modes of action and potential side effects of anticoagulants

Symptom management in women undergoing the menopause

The menopause is a physiological event involving ovarian failure as a result of a loss of...

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