CPD articles

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

Fundamentals of chronic pain in children and young people. Part 1

Persistent and recurrent pain is a common condition in childhood. Chronic pain can have a...

Raising awareness of scoliosis among children’s nurses

Scoliosis affects up to 3% of adolescents, some babies and young children, and many children...

Health literacy and its importance for effective communication. Part 2

This is the second of two articles exploring the concept of health literacy, an often hidden...

Health literacy and its importance for effective communication. Part 1

This is the first of two articles exploring the concept of health literacy, an often hidden...

Managing children with raised intracranial pressure: part two (brain tumours and...

This article is the second of two examining the causes of increased intracranial pressure in...

Managing children with raised intracranial pressure: part one (introduction and...

Intracranial pathologies in children need urgent identification and management. This article...

Educating children’s nurses for communicating bad news

Some parents are unhappy with the way news is broken to them. This article seeks to educate...

Understanding skin care and skin barrier function in infants

Skin care practices involving the application of products to the skin are common. This...

Daytime wetting in children and acquisition of bladder control

Daytime wetting is a common problem in early childhood. This article explains how the infant...

An overview of surgical stoma construction and its effects on the child and their family

Having a stoma can be a difficult adjustment for the child or young person and his or her...

Oral health assessment and mouth care for children and young people receiving...

This is the second part of a two-part article on oral health assessment and mouth care for...

Oral health assessment and mouth care for children and young people receiving...

This is the first part of two articles exploring oral health problems and treatments for...

Planning the transition of children with complex needs from hospital to home

Planning and facilitating a high quality transition from hospital to home for children and...

Clinical assessment and management of a child with bronchiolitis

Children’s nurses frequently encounter children who have bronchiolitis and the severity of...

An overview of epilepsy in children and young people

The role of the nurse is vital in the management of childhood epilepsy. Nurses play a key...

Maintaining good practice in the administration of medicines to children

This article discusses the role of the children’s nurse in the administration of medicines...

Assessment and management of a child with suspected acute neck injury

Any child presenting at an emergency department after trauma, such as road traffic accidents...

Care and nursing management of a child with a chest drain

Caring for and managing an infant or a child with a chest drain may cause the children’s...

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