CPD articles

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

Infant feeding issues related to gastrointestinal conditions: assessment and management

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of gastrointestinal conditions that can cause infant feeding issues • To acknowledge the importance of involving parents of infants with feeding issues in decision-making • To contribute towards revalidation as part of your 35 hours of CPD (UK readers) • To contribute towards your professional development and local registration renewal requirements (non-UK readers) Gastrointestinal conditions that can cause feeding issues in infants – such as colic, gastroesophageal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease, cow’s milk protein allergy and lactose intolerance – can be challenging to differentiate because of symptom overlap. This article describes these conditions, outlining similarities and differences, and details how to conduct a comprehensive assessment of infants with feeding issues related to gastrointestinal conditions to support their accurate diagnosis and timely management. The importance of developing positive relationships with parents and working in partnership with them to help them understand their child’s condition and manage their child’s symptoms is emphasised.

Long term conditions: three ways to give patients the confidence to self-care

Long term conditions: three ways to give patients the confidence to self-care

Teaching self-care can be woven into the routine conversations nurses have with patients

Role of the community nurse in supporting person-centred end of life care

Role of the community nurse in supporting person-centred end of life care

Some of the challenges that community nurses may experience and how to address them

Identifying and supporting women and girls at risk of, or experiencing, violence and abuse

Identifying and supporting women at risk of, or experiencing, violence and abuse

Enhance your understanding of the forms of violence and abuse women and girls may experience

Recognising and managing non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease

Recognising and managing non-tuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease

An explanation of the epidemiology, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of NTM-PD

The menopause: symptoms, treatments and implications for women’s health and well-being

The menopause: symptoms, treatments and implications for women’s health and well-being

Enhance your knowledge of treatments and strategies available to manage menopausal symptoms

Identifying and managing patients with disease-related malnutrition in primary care

Identifying and managing patients with disease-related malnutrition in primary care

Clinical consequences and potential health and social care costs of untreated malnutrition

Applying public health theory to practice in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Applying public health theory to practice in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Learn about the six essential elements of public health theory and practice

Nurse prescribing: developing confidence, autonomy and collaboration

Nurse prescribing can benefit patients, prescribing clinicians and healthcare systems

How nurses can promote well-being in personalised care

How nurses can promote well-being in personalised care

Harnessing the strengths, skills and resources of people and communities to improve health

How to discuss the human papillomavirus infection with patients in primary care

How to discuss the human papillomavirus infection with patients in primary care

An overview of HPV, including its types, transmission, links to cancer and testing

Supporting people with dementia who mobilise excessively around and outside of the home

Supporting people with dementia who mobilise excessively around and outside of the home

People with dementia who mobilise around and outside the home can present challenges

How to support nursing students to develop community care planning skills

Nurses and nursing students should learn the principles of effective care planning

Ethical challenges in delivering person-centred care

Exploring normative ethics and teleological ethics and how they are applied in everyday care

How to make clear and compelling written arguments: advice for nurses

In healthcare clearly formulated arguments can mean nurses’ efforts are directed effectively

Dengue fever

Nurses involved in travel health should be aware of the signs of dengue fever and what to do

Tracheostomy care in community settings

Risks associated with tracheostomy cannot be eliminated, but they can be addressed

Continuing professional development: lymphoma in primary care

This article summarises the diagnosis, treatment and long-term consequences of lymphoma

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