CPD articles

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

The use of intravenous therapy

Nurses have a professional and legal responsibility to understand the rationale for the use...

Tackling embarrassment

Aims and intended learning outcomes This feature will assist you to explore the subject of...

Childhood eczema

Aims and learning outcomes The aim of this article is to: ■ Explain the physical and...

Failure to thrive

Aims and intended learning outcomes This article aims to provide an overview of current...

Pressure ulcer risk assessment

A considerable amount of research has been undertaken to determine the variables that...

Understanding allergies and their treatment

Allergies are common and although their effects are often minor, they can be life...

Meningococcal infection

Aims and intended outcomes The aim of this article is to provide an overview and promote an...

Indwelling Urethral Catheters

The aim of this article is to encourage a proactive approach to indwelling urethral catheter...

The vital role of nutrition in wound healing

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to illustrate the important...

Childhood immunisation

When we immunise children, we introduce their bodies to a powerful little cocktail which...

Dressing wounds

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to update nurses’ knowledge...

Continence in older people: a priority for primary care

It is often assumed that incontinence is an inevitability of older age and, therefore,...

Psoriasis

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to provide an overview of all...

Safe injection techniques

Aims and intended learning outcomes As knowledge to support nurses’ everyday practice...

Obesity in primary care

Aims and intended learning outcomes This article aims to give an overview of some of the...

The challenging traveller

Nurses are increasingly faced with having to provide advice for a wide variety of travellers...

Smoking cessation: the role of the community nurse

Aims and intended learning outcomes This article aims to review the impact of smoking on...

Wound infection

Aims and intended learning outcomes This article intends to give an overview of some of the...

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