Our continuing professional development (CPD) articles are designed to assist with your nursing skills and practice.
Assessment and management of urinary incontinence in women
Why you should read this article: » To update your knowledge of the types of urinary...
20 Apr 2018
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
06 Apr 2018
Collaborative communication: learning from advanced clinical practice patient...
Why you should read this article: » To understand the importance of collaborative and...
06 Apr 2018
Use of professional portfolios in nursing
Nurses are increasingly using professional portfolios as a way to maintain evidence of their...
21 Mar 2018
Clinical management of non-healing wounds
Chronic wounds are defined as those that have failed to heal after three months. There are...
14 Mar 2018
Aetiology, clinical presentation and treatment of testicular cancer
Testicular cancer is a highly treatable and curable malignancy. It typically affects men...
07 Mar 2018
Nursing management of people experiencing homelessness at the end of life
Overcoming barriers to accessing effective healthcare for people who are homeless
28 Feb 2018
Preventing and managing challenging behaviour
Patients exhibiting challenging behaviour, which includes any non-verbal, verbal or physical...
21 Feb 2018
Safe transfusion of blood components
How to undertake blood component transfusions safely and effectively
14 Feb 2018
Supporting people who experience intimate partner violence
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant issue in health and social care. Nurses may...
07 Feb 2018
Principles and nursing management of anticoagulation
Discussion of the uses, modes of action and potential side effects of anticoagulants
31 Jan 2018
Symptom management in women undergoing the menopause
The menopause is a physiological event involving ovarian failure as a result of a loss of...
24 Jan 2018
Developing the organisational culture in a healthcare setting
Why organisational culture is important to patients, carers and healthcare workers
17 Jan 2018
Undertaking drug calculations for intravenous medicines and infusions
Drug calculations for intravenous (IV) medicines and infusions are more complex than those...
10 Jan 2018
Role of nursing leadership in providing compassionate care
This article encourages nurses to explore the concept of leadership in the constantly...
13 Dec 2017
HIV and AIDS: An overview of the current issues, treatment and prevention
The theme of World AIDS Day 2017 is ‘let’s end it’. After almost 40 years since the first...
06 Dec 2017
Using the ABCDE approach to assess the deteriorating patient
Learn the ABCDE (airway, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure) process
29 Nov 2017
Methods of contraception: the nurse’s role in providing care and advice
Most women require contraception during their reproductive years, and many methods are...
22 Nov 2017