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Revalidation - CPD resources: Keeping up to date

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Evidence-based nursing journal

Evidence-Based Nursing selects from the health related literature research studies and reviews that report important advances relevant to best nursing practice. The clinical relevance and rigour of the studies is assessed to identify research that is relevant to nursing.

You can also listen to podcasts, read the blog and read opinion articles.

Full text access is available with an NHS Open Athens account

RCNi CPD articles

You can browse the RCNi pages for recent CPD articles published in the RCN journals.

Unless you have an RCNi account, you may not be able to access the full text but you can ask the library to order an article for you free of charge.

Keeping up to date

There are many different ways you can keep up to date with new developments relating to your clinical practice or professional interests.

If you are not sure where to start, this page has examples of websites that may give you some inspiration.

Alternatively you can get the latest contents of specific nursing journals or do a literature search

Evidently Cochrane

Evidently Cochrane promotes evidence based practice for nurses and midwives. It highlights emerging evidence relevant to a range of clinical specialities that relate very practically to everyday practice and is a useful source of keeping up to date.

You can browse by clinical topic to find the evidence that most closely relates to your practice.

Examples of topics include

  • Replacing peripheral venous catheters
  • Treating pressure ulcers - which dressings are best?
  • Loading with warfarin - what's the quickest and safest dose?
  • A good death at home

It's Everyday Evidence service shares relevant new evidence for nurses and midwives via Twitter  - see the opposite column for the latest tweets

Behind the headlines - NHS choices

See what health stories have made the news headlines recently and find out more about the quality of the research behind them.

Examples of news stories include

  • Babies born on the weekend have slightly higher death risk
  • 'New' sexually transmitted infection 'MG' may be widespread
  • Blood test could help improve prostate cancer outcomes
  • More than 11 moles on an arm may be 'sign of skin cancer risk'
  • High blood pressure: does it leads to diabetes?
  • How hopping may help with osteoporosis risk in older people

Knowledge Share

Knowledge Share is the library's online current awareness service.

You can use this service to keep up to date with high impact documents relating to your clinical practice or other professional interests.

Examples of topics people have asked us to be kept up to date with include:

  • Management of COPD in the community
  • Labour complications
  • Wound care in perioperative settings

You can also use it to keep up to date with developments relating to revalidation

Sign up online via Swanlive or download an application form

Evidence for everyday nursing and midwifery

If you have a Twitter account, you can follow these tweets in your own timeline using the hashtags #EENursing or #EEMidwifery