CPD articles

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

Globalisation and global health: issues for nursing

‘Globalisation’ is the term used to describe the increasing economic and social...

Reducing health inequalities for people with serious mental illness

People with serious mental illness (SMI) are at risk of dying many years earlier than the...

Use and relevance of bibliometrics for nursing

A vast and increasing scientific literature is published each year, including books,...

Use of closed cannulae in peripheral intravenous cannulation

Undertaking peripheral intravenous (IV) cannulations and the management of cannulae are...

Evaluation and its importance for nursing practice

Evaluation of service delivery is an important aspect of nursing practice. Service...

Acute limb compartment syndrome in the lower leg following trauma: assessment in the...

Acute limb compartment syndrome (ALCS) is a serious complication of traumatic injury....

Discussing risk with patients

Nurses support patients to make decisions about risk on a regular basis. They aim to offer...

Implementing fundamental care in clinical practice

Modern healthcare environments are becoming increasingly complex. Delivering high-quality...

Understanding and responding to severe and enduring patient distress resulting from...

This article focuses on the severe, long-term and debilitating distress that may be...

Promoting effective teamwork in the healthcare setting

Patients require access to various healthcare professionals to manage their healthcare needs...

Acute coronary syndrome: assessment and management

Acute coronary syndrome is a serious condition that requires urgent assessment and...

Developing effective and caring nurse-patient relationships

Establishing positive and trusting therapeutic relationships with patients has long been...

Promoting health-related quality of life in patients with an implantable cardioverter...

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are an effective treatment to reduce...

Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: symptoms, treatment and management

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex functional bowel disorder. It can be difficult...

Locating difficult veins for venepuncture and cannulation

Vein location and assessment are essential to improve the success rates for vascular access...

Promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours and well-being among nursing students

First-year university students often embark on university life with excitement. In addition...

An overview of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation equipment

Nurses have many roles and responsibilities in relation to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (...

The role of obesity in the onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus

The onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated with various modifiable and non-...

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