CPD articles

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

Long-term, ambulatory and short-burst oxygen therapy in the community

This article examines assessment and management strategies for all categories of domiciliary...

Long-acting reversible contraceptives

Although contraception is freely available, many women fail to use it effectively and some...

Supporting patients’ dignity in the community

Although dignity has been written about extensively, there is still an opportunity to...

Children’s and young people’s palliative care: good practice guidelines

Recent UK government guidelines set out the direction in which children’s palliative care...

Nutrition in infancy and childhood: a healthy start means a healthy future

Nutrition in infancy and childhood is of paramount importance if children are to become...

Spirometry in primary care

An evaluation of lung function is an essential part of the diagnosis and management of...

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination: the impact on practice

The introduction into the national immunisation schedule of the HPV vaccine will affect the...

Atopic eczema in children: clinical guidelines for daily practice

Atopic eczema can have a significant negative impact on the quality of life of the children...

Influenza pandemic planning and mitigation update

An influenza pandemic can have many negative effects on a society, and nurses are at the...

How the menopause affects the cardiovascular health of women

Cardivascular disease risk in women increases four fold over the ten years from onset of...

The primary care face of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an important, long-term condition that...

Treatment of superficial wounds and management of associated pain

Superficial wounds usually result from trauma and can be extremely painful. This article...

Nursing the planet

There is mounting evidence that the earth is warming and that the actions of humans are...

Delayed wound healing: in whom, what, when and why?

For a variety of reasons, some wounds take longer than anticipated to heal, or do not heal...

Global challenges in protecting and promoting breastfeeding

Breastmilk is the ideal food for healthy growth and development of infants and young...

Silver therapy in practice: clinical considerations

The last 20 years have seen rapid advances in materials used to manage wounds. These have...

First aid: basic procedures for nurses

Nurses who encounter a road traffic accident or a person who has collapsed in the community...

Best practice when immunising children

This article sets out the best practice when vaccinating children of all ages. It covers...

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