CPD articles

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

Part 1: Palliative and end-of-life care for people living with dementia in care homes

The terms palliative and end of life care are often used interchangeably and healthcare...

Mentorship practice and revalidation

Nurses and midwives who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are...

Early diagnosis and testing for human immunodeficiency virus

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is now considered a long-term condition. However, HIV can...

Children with eczema

As a nurse practitioner at a GP surgery, I frequently encounter children who have...

Infusion-related risks of chemotherapy

This article provides a comprehensive overview of the risks associated with the...

Moving and handling: reducing risk through assessment

Manual handling injuries can occur almost anywhere in a healthcare environment, and most...

Polypharmacy: the challenge for nurses

Polypharmacy refers to the prescribing of many medicines for one individual. Polypharmacy is...

Managing resources and reducing waste in healthcare settings

The NHS is under pressure to increase its effectiveness and productivity. Nurses are tasked...

Management of patients with chronic open angle glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to a group of conditions that can cause sight loss as a result of damage to...

Understanding reflective practice

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requires that nurses and midwives use feedback as an...

Neutropenic sepsis: prevention, identification and treatment

Chemotherapy-induced neutropenia may result in significant physical, social and emotional...

Understanding situation awareness and its importance in patient safety

Situation awareness describes an individual’s perception, comprehension and subsequent...

Reviewing depot injection efficacy in the treatment of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe and enduring mental health disorder. Treatment includes...

Role of the nurse in managing complaints in their clinical area

Complaints and their management are an important indicator of the quality of care. Therefore...

Rosacea: clinical features and treatment

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that predominantly affects the central face...

Medicines optimisation: priorities and challenges

Medicines optimisation is promoted in a guideline published in 2015 by the National...

An integrated practice approach to mobility care for older people

Mobility is important to older people in nursing homes and residential facilities since it...

Promoting healthy sleep

Nurses are accustomed to helping others with their sleep problems and dealing with issues...

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