CPD articles

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

An overview of the prevention and management of wound infection

An overview of the prevention and management of wound infection

Pathophysiology, risk factors and signs and symptoms of wound infection

Breaking bad news

Breaking bad news

Communication skills to help you engage in challenging conversations with patients

Understanding and mitigating low health literacy

Understanding and mitigating low health literacy

Source techniques to assist you in communicating with people who have low health literacy

Identifying and managing acute kidney injury

Identifying and managing acute kidney injury

Learn its pathophysiology, staging, signs and symptoms, and treatments

Prevention, identification and management of malnutrition in older people in the community

Management of malnutrition in older people in the community

Understand the elements of a person-centred care plan for individuals who are malnourished

Understanding and managing common drug interactions

Understanding and managing common drug interactions

Enhance your knowledge of some of the mechanisms of drug-drug interactions

Ethical issues arising from the assisted dying debate

Ethical issues arising from the assisted dying debate

Familiarise yourself with the nurse’s role in caring for patients requesting assisted dying

Clinical assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms in adults

Clinical assessment of lower urinary tract symptoms in adults

Enhancing nurses’ understanding and identification of these symptoms

Cardiac pacing: principles, interventions and patient support

Cardiac pacing: principles, interventions and patient support

The nurse’s role in the management of patients receiving cardiac pacing

Acute coronary syndrome: role of the nurse in patient assessment and management

Acute coronary syndrome: role of the nurse in patient assessment and management

Learn how the syndrome develops and what characterises its different types

Practising cultural humility to promote person and family-centred care

Practising cultural humility to promote person and family-centred care

Understand how an individual’s culture can affect their health behaviours

Respiratory assessment: undertaking a physical examination of the chest in adults

Respiratory assessment: undertaking an examination of the chest in adults

Learn a systematic approach that includes inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation

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Heel pressure ulcers: understanding why they develop and how to prevent them

Read about techniques and devices that can be used to prevent heel pressure ulcers

Enhancing care of transgender and non-binary patients through effective communication

How to provide a positive healthcare experience for this patient group

Identifying people with deteriorating mental health using a mental state assessment

Read this article to understand the role of a mental state assessment

Understanding nurses’ responsibilities in promoting equality and diversity

Empowering nurses to recognise and challenge discrimination

Managing the effects of cancer and cancer treatments on patients’ nutritional status

Familiarise yourself with nutritional interventions that can support individuals

Recognising the importance of language in effective pain assessment

How language can assist nurses in understanding the patient’s pain experience

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