CPD articles

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

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...

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...

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