CPD articles

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

Safeguarding children

Nurses are well placed to identify behaviour or circumstances that might signify a child is...

Causes of constipation and treatment options

As one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the UK, this article looks at what...

Calculations for new prescribers

Mistakes in calculation can lead to potentially dangerous prescribing errors. This article...

Community health assessments

Community health assessments have become an important part of the work of primary care...

Behind the headlines: sexual health implications for nursing ethics and practice

Lurid headlines, cultural beliefs and outdated value systems have all contributed to sexual...

Advocating immunisation

The improvement of global immunisation coverage over the last 30 years is the single...

Management of patients with breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with over 41,000 women diagnosed every...

Diet and menopausal health

This article outlines the evidence for exercise and dietary influences on many of the major...

Management of allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever, can have a major effect on patients’ quality of life...

Providing a quality pre-travel health consultation

This article analyses the pre-travel health consultation and discusses the importance of...

Managing depression: an overview

This article examines the treatment and management of depression, dispelling a number of...

Managing dyspnoea in end-stage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

This article examines the palliative care needs of patients with end-stage COPD, looking...

Weight management

Obesity has a major impact on individual health and wellbeing. This article describes how...

Local factors and their impact on the wound healing process

There have been important advances in the management of wound healing. This article brings...

Power and control over children and young people

This feature introduces you to theories of control and power and invites you to relate these...

Understanding your patients’ needs: travel vaccines

This article suggests ways of deciding what travel health advice nurses should give to...

Nutrition and diabetes

This article considers the diagnosis and management of the increasing incidence of diabetes

Factors that compromise wound healing

This article explores a zonal approach to wound assessment considered in a holistic context

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