CPD articles

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

Infection control

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

Catheter care in the community

The practice of healthcare professionals performing routine catheter changes and the...

Nursing the patient with coeliac disease

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

Infusion devices: risks, functions and management

The use of infusion devices to administer intravenous solutions and drugs is common practice...

Dysphagia in stroke patients

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

Peripheral vascular disease

This article discusses peripheral vascular disease and its associated risk factors. It...

Injection site safety

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

Teaching and promoting testicular self-examination

Testicular cancer is the commonest malignancy of young men, but it also has a high cure rate...

Pain management for patients with chest drains

The management of pain for patients with chest drains has been largely neglected. This...

Wounds and pain management

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

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder affects up to 1 per cent of the population, yet there are few...

Promoting women’s health

Helping women attain the best possible health means using initiatives which take into...

Larval therapy

Larval therapy – the use of maggots as a form of wound care – has been shown to be an...

Nuclear medicine: will I glow in the dark, nurse?

Nursing in nuclear medicine is an unknown field for most nurses. This article sheds light on...

The importance of mouth care in preventing infection

Most patients can benefit from nurses taking an active interest in their oral hygiene....

The principles and practice of child protection

Nurses working with children might find themselves exposed to issues of child abuse. Sharon...

Eczema

Eczema is a multifactorial disease that needs a combination of therapies to improve the...

Promoting urinary continence in residential care

Ruth Sander provides guidance on the knowledge, detection skills, diplomacy and...

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