CPD articles

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

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

An outline of the nature of the condition and discussion of its underlying pathophysiology

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

Eating well and exercising can be challenging at university but a practical approach can help

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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Exploring how mindfulness and self-compassion can enhance compassionate care

Research suggests that the development of mindfulness and self-compassion may help to...

Chronic heart failure part 2: treatment and management

Chronic heart failure is a common and complex clinical syndrome that results from impaired...

Chronic heart failure part 1: pathophysiology, signs and symptoms

Chronic heart failure is a common and complex clinical syndrome that results from impaired...

Enabling patients to manage altered body image

The author presented a model in the 1990s to explain altered body image, which has been used...

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