CPD articles

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

Biological basis of child health 7: growth, development and the reproductive system

Understanding childhood growth and development is crucial for children’s nurses

Focus on asthma 1: the state of care for children and young people in the UK and...

An overview of the state of asthma and asthma care in the UK and globally

Biological basis of child health 6: skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions

An overview of the development of the skeletal system before and after birth

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements...

Development of the respiratory system and conditions that can occur in infants and children

BLS for children with a learning or physical disability and an altered body shape

Nurses need to undertake basic life support effectively while complying with guidelines

Equipping nurses to de-escalate conflict and communicate challenging information

This article considers some of the challenging situations children’s nurses may encounter

Biological basis of child health 4: an overview of the central nervous system and...

This article is the fourth in a series on the biological basis of child health

Biological basis of child health 3: development of the cardiovascular system and...

Cardiovascular system development during gestation and how congenital heart defects arise

Biological basis of child health 2: fertilisation, prenatal development and birth

The period from fertilisation to birth is crucial in the development of an individual

Biological basis of child health 1: understanding the cell and genetics

An introduction to cell biology and genetics for children’s nurses

Care and management of children with a totally implanted central venous access device:...

Research and advances in technology have enabled children and young people with life-...

The Me first communication model

This article explores communication and decision-making with children and young people in...

Diagnosing and managing migraine in children and young people

This article gives an overview of migraine in children. It outlines the epidemiology of the...

An update on complementary feeding

Complementary feeding is an important developmental milestone in children and occurs at a...

Assessment and treatment of nocturnal enuresis in children and young people

Nocturnal enuresis – or bed-wetting – is one of the most common chronic conditions of...

Principles of suctioning in infants, children and young people

Suctioning to clear airway secretions is an important part of the nursing care for children...

Understanding fluid homoeostasis in infants and children: part 2

Part two of this article focuses on the care and management of infants and children who are...

Understanding fluid homeostasis in infants and children: part 1

Fluid requirements differ between infants and children. It is important for children’s...

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