CPD articles

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

Fever management in children

Treating a child with a fever is a skilled nursing activity. This article explains the...

Sexually transmitted infections and older people

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) remains a taboo subject when associated with older...

Contraception: the changing needs of women throughout the reproductive years

The contraceptive needs of women often change as they get older. Dinah Gould discusses the...

Promoting travel health for older people

Older people are spending more time travelling for recreation than ever before. Irene...

Stress incontinence in younger women: prevention and treatment

Urinary stress incontinence is prevalent in older people, but it has also been found to...

Head injuries: acute care

Nurses working in acute care settings will encounter patients with various head injuries....

Blood transfusion

Blood transfusion is a potentially dangerous treatment in which adverse reactions are rare...

The older person with renal failure

The number of older people with end-stage renal failure is increasing. Mark Bevan describes...

Understanding type 2 diabetes

Practice profiles are reflective pieces written by nurses in practice and based on...

Care of foot ulcers in the diabetic patient

Practice profiles are reflective pieces written by nurses in practice, and based on...

Safe use of glutaraldehyde

Glutaraldehyde is an effective chemical for killing micro-organisms that is used in a...

The importance of mouth care

Practice profiles are reflective pieces written by nurses in practice, and based on...

Nursing the patient with an external fixator

External fixators are an effective way of fixing broken bones while at the same time...

Pulse oximetry in practice

Practice profiles are reflective pieces written by nurses in practice and based on...

Immunisation

Nurses’ involvement in immunisation goes beyond simply giving vaccines. Jeannett Martin...

Care of the patient with a sexually transmitted disease

Practice profiles are reflective pieces written by nurses in practice and based on...

Cultural and religious influences on adult nutrition in the UK

The UK is a multicultural society where the prevalence of nutrition-related illnesses varies...

Infection control

Dee May looks at the prevalence and cost of hospital-acquired infection, how epidemiological...

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