CPD articles

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

Use of compression therapy in patients with lymphoedema

Compression therapy is an effective and common approach to the management of lymphoedema, a...

Developing nursing care plans

This article aims to enhance nurses’ understanding of nursing care plans, reflecting on the...

Infusion-related risks associated with chemotherapy

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

Discharging patients from acute care hospitals

Planning for patient discharge is an essential element of any admission to an acute setting...

Acute pulmonary oedema

Acute pulmonary oedema is a distressing and life-threatening illness that is associated with...

Promoting effective education for children with eczema

Patient and parent education for children with eczema should follow a consistent approach,...

Hallucinations: insights and supportive first care

Nurses working in a range of clinical settings may encounter patients who report...

Management and treatment options for patients with open abdomen

Abdominal sepsis and trauma are the main indications for open abdomen. However, there is no...

Improving self-management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Diabetes is an increasingly common life-long condition, which has significant physical,...

Pressure ulcer prevention in frail older people

Pressure ulcers are painful and cause discomfort, have a negative effect on quality of life...

Understanding attitudes and their effects on nursing practice

Attitudes are of crucial importance in nursing. Attitudes help us to understand how people...

Understanding bullying in healthcare organisations

Bullying is a pervasive problem in healthcare organisations. Inquiries and reports on...

An overview of nuclear medicine imaging procedures

Nuclear medicine imaging is not generally well understood by nurses who work outside this...

Recognising and managing community-acquired pneumonia

Pneumonia remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the UK and yet the...

Managing patients with encephalitis

This article provides an overview of encephalitis and addresses its diagnosis, some of the...

Preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in hospital and community settings. The major...

Paediatric anaesthesia: an overview

This article provides an overview of the nursing considerations for paediatric anaesthesia...

Prevention and management of comorbid diabetes and depression

As the population ages, an increasing number of people are developing long-term conditions...

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