CPD articles

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

Meeting the needs of homeless people: the St John Ambulance mobile service

ST JOHN AMBULANCE is best known for providing first aid services. However, the organ-isation...

Pulse oximetry

The aim of this article is to enable nurses working in various clinical areas to use pulse...

Lung cancer: the role of the nurse in treatment and prevention

The aim of this article is to develop nurses’ knowledge and understanding of their role in...

An introduction to problem-based learning

The aim of this article is to help nurses to move beyond reflection on practice, to...

Safe injection techniques

As knowledge to support nurses’ everyday practice increases, it is appropriate to reappraise...

Assessing continence needs in children

The aim of this article is to develop nurses’ knowledge and skills to enable them to assess...

Managing the child with gastroenteritis

This article discusses the treatment of children with gastroenteritis and takes account of...

Asepsis

In this article Gladys Xavier describes the concept of asepsis and its application in...

Role of the community nurse in caring for people with depression

Depression is often seen as a defect of character, rather than a disorder which can be...

To reuse or not to reuse — that is the question

In this article, Karen Castille examines the issues concerning the reuse of products...

Malignant melanoma

In this article, Jaqualyn Moore describes the causes of malignant melanoma and the nurse’s...

Genetics and disease

This article describes the fundamentals of genetics and its influence on the transmission of...

Breast cancer screening

This article discusses breast screening, breast awareness and the role of the breast care...

Casting: part two

In the second of two articles, Margaret Prior and Susan Miles discuss techniques for the...

Nutrition in Crohn’s disease

This article discusses ways in which nurses can help to advise patients who have Crohn’s...

Prostate disease

This article discusses prostate disease and outlines the role of the nurse in the assessment...

Project MELANIE – language training for European nurses

NURSES FORM the largest single workforce in Europe. With demographic changes and a...

Antipsychotic drug treatment

This article discusses the clinical use, action and effectiveness of antipsychotics and...

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