CPD articles

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

A framework to guide effective patient education

Nurses who understand the philosophical concept of knowledge are able to deliver patient...

Perspectives for nurses on mental health in children and young people

An increasing number of children and young people are accessing services for a range of...

Assessing a patient with a common dermatological problem

Skin conditions are common and patients will present in all care settings. Nurses observe...

Intimate partner violence and the role of community nurses

Intimate partner violence is a common problem that is known to have serious and long-term...

Tea: hydration and other health benefits

There is concern in some health profession literature and the wider media that caffeinated...

Managing the menopause: symptoms, consequences and treatment

The menopause affects all women, and nurses in any role will come across women who have...

Mosquito-borne infections and UK travellers

Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting a significant number of infections around the...

Understanding help-seeking behaviour in patients

Healthcare staff based in the community have a vested interest in understanding the help-...

Identifying, diagnosing and managing skin allergies

There are several skin conditions that can be triggered by allergy. These allergies can be...

Treatment and management of psoriasis

Psoriasis is a complex, lifelong condition requiring effective treatment and management....

Personalised care for patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue worldwide. It is a chronic disease that...

Which clinical diagnostic tools are most effective for assessing opioid-dependent women...

Opioid addiction and the menopause share similar signs and symptoms, which may confuse a...

Group B streptococcus in pregnancy: intrapartum care choices for women

Group B streptococcus (GBS) colonisation can occur intermittently in a proportion of the...

Clinical leadership and organisational governance in primary care

This article examines nurse clinical leadership in primary care from the perspective of...

Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV seropositive adults

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) non-adherence is one of the strongest predictors of the...

Climate change: a review of potential health consequences

Climate change results in increased levels of air pollution; airborne allergens; extreme...

Colorectal cancer and how to avoid it

Colorectal cancer represents a significant threat to men and women and in Western societies...

Legal and ethical issues in end of life care: implications for primary health care

Increasing numbers of patients are achieving their wish to die in the familiar surroundings...

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