CPD articles

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

Effective management of lower respiratory tract infections in childhood

This article summarises the five most common lower respiratory tract infections seen in...

Understanding childhood asthma and the development of the respiratory tract

Asthma is a chronic and acute condition that causes inflammation of the airways in response...

Improving clinical reasoning in children’s nursing through narrative analysis

This article introduces the reader to the use of narratives to inform and enhance patient...

Triggers, clinical features and management of anaphylaxis in children

This article describes the clinical features of anaphylaxis in children and young people....

Clinical features, psychological issues and management of constipation in childhood

This article provides a basic introduction to constipation and stool withholding. Anatomy...

Caring for bronchiolitic infants needing continuous positive airway pressure

This article summarises the signs and symptoms of bronchiolitis, the advantages of...

Signs, symptoms and management of bacterial meningitis

This article describes the common causes of bacterial meningitis, signs and symptoms, and...

Managing the emotional aspects of end of life care for children and young people

Caring for a child at the end of life stage is one of the greatest challenges a nurse can...

Techniques to use when consulting families about child health services

Government policy proposed by Lord Darzi ( 2009 ) and others has highlighted the importance...

Cardiovascular assessment in children: assessing pulse and blood pressure

Cardiovascular assessment is an important nursing skill in the assessment and management of...

Clinical features and management of atopic eczema in children

This article describes atopy and the clinical features of the different types of eczema....

Body image in adolescents: insights and implications

This article explores some of the key processes associated with the development of a normal...

Traditional, alternative and innovative approaches to health promotion for children and...

This article considers the health promotion role of children’s nurses and its relevance to...

Intestinal failure and long-term parenteral nutrition in children

Infants and children with intestinal failure such as that seen in short bowel syndrome will...

Improving medicine taking in epilepsy

Many factors influence medicine taking in children and young people with epilepsy....

Case study research with children and their families

Because the care of children and their families requires an intimate knowledge of their...

Care of the infant with inherent metabolic disease

Early detection and prompt management of metabolic crisis are crucial to favourable outcomes...

Cultural safety: an introduction

Cultural safety is one approach to integrating cultural components into nursing care. It is...

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