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June 2024 New Express Online Courses - Accessed Through Annual Membership

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Clinical Technology
The ethical aspects of Chat Box within the field of Nephrology

The education aim is to enhance the clarity of chatbot capabilities of comprehensive ethical frameworks in Nephrology.

3 CPD points


Dentistry
Impact of unhealthy food and beverage consumption on children’s risk of dental caries

This systematic review explores the impact of unhealthy food and beverage consumption on dental caries risk in children ≤10 years. Evidence suggests a positive association, highlighting the need for further research and policy recommendations.

3 CPD points


Dentistry
Multilevel Modeling analysis of Odontogenic Risk Factors and Nasal Septum Deviation Associated with Maxillary Sinus Mucosal Thickening

The article aims to assess how dental factors like root proximity to the maxillary sinus and nasal septum deviation influence maxillary sinus mucosal thickening using CBCT imaging, aiding preoperative planning for dental procedures.

3 CPD points


Emergency care
Survival Factors Associated with Toilet-Related Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

We retrospectively compared neurologically favourable 1-month survival rates and survival-related factors for 330,849 non-emergency medical service-witnessed OHCAs that occurred in toilets with those that occurred elsewhere using a nationwide database.

3 CPD points


Medical Technology
Microbiologic characterization of bacterial infections in children with atopic dermatitis

The article aims to identify bacterial infections in children with atopic dermatitis, determining effective antibiotic treatments for these infections to guide clinical practice.

1 CPD point


Medical Technology
The preference of women living with HIV for the HPV self-sampling of urine at a rural HIV clinic in Uganda

This article explores factors influencing HPV self-sampling preference among HIV-positive women in Uganda. Nurse-led screening is favored, yet urine-based self-sampling shows feasibility, advocating for tailored HPV testing in rural HIV care.

2 CPD points


Medicine
Building blocks for a public health ethics framework for the geriatric community

This article aims to develop a public health ethics framework for the geriatric community with the purpose to review ethical implications when working with the geriatric community.

2 CPD points


Optometry
The effect of 1% tropicamide on central corneal thickness and intraocular pressure

This study aimed to determine the effect of 1% tropicamide on CCT and IOP post-mydriasis among the University of Limpopo optometry students.

3 CPD points


Optometry
Knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards refractive error amongst students

The article aims to assess university students' knowledge, attitudes, and practices towards refractive error, aiming to understand barriers to spectacle usage and inform strategies for improving eye care programs.

3 CPD points


Pharmacy
Dosage effects of dexmedetomidine on postoperative nausea and vomiting in female patients undergoing thoracoscopic radical lung cancer surgery

The educational aim is to clarify the clinical efficacy and explore the optimal dose of dexmedetomidine in female patients undergoing thoracoscopic radical lung cancer surgery.

3 CPD points


Pharmacy
Role of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists in Achieving Weight Loss and Improving Cardiovascular Outcomes in People with Overweight and Obesity

This article reviews treatment options used to manage overweight and obesity, focusing on the role of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists in achieving weight loss and improving cardiovascular outcomes.

3 CPD points


Pharmacy
Management of patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction

The education aim is to provide a review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and medical management of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

3 CPD points


Pharmacy
The perceptions, attitudes and willingness of pharmacy users to pay for free healthcare from pharmacies

The education aim is to explore pharmacy user perspectives about unfunded services.

3 CPD points


Physiotherapy
A tool to evaluate physiotherapy clinical education in South Africa

This study aims to develop, validate, and test the reliability of an assessment tool that evaluates the effectiveness and quality of physiotherapy clinical education programmes.

2 CPD points


Radiology
Paediatric minor head injury applied to Paediatric Emergency Care

The aim of the article is to assess adherence to appropriateness criteria for lumbar spine MRI referrals at a South African academic hospital, aiming to evaluate the appropriateness of referrals and potentially identify areas for improvement in clinical practice.

3 CPD points


Speech Therapy and Audiology
The influence of screen time on the language development of children

The study revealed that the amount of screen time at an early age can have negative effects on language development - with older age of onset of viewing showing some benefits.

2 CPD points


May 2024 New Express Online Courses - Accessed Through Annual Membership

by AOSIS Insights -
Clinical Technology
Sherilene Benjamin
Specific predictor of ovarian reserve anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) for pregnancy results

To assess the relationship between AMH levels and pregnancy outcomes and investigate the influencing factors of cumulative live birth in patients with high AMH levels.

3 CPD points


Clinical Technology
Sherilene Benjamin
The Pharmodynamic targets of Antibiotics in the advanced Kidney replacement therapies in Critical patients

This study developed common antibiotic dosing recommendations for critically ill patients using 5 different techniques of KRT.

3 CPD points


Occupational Therapy
Bronwyn Reed
A randomised controlled trial assessing the functional outcomes of combining botulinum toxin (BoNT-A) treatment with robot-assisted therapy, mirror therapy and conventional task-oriented rehabilitation

This article investigates the outcomes of combining BoNT-A injections with either robot-assisted therapy, mirror therapy or conventional task-oriented training and compares the post-test and 3-month outcomes of all three combinations.

3 CPD points


Occupational Therapy
Joanna Deane
Occupational Therapy and TikTok

The aim of this article is to provide the reader with an understanding of how occupational therapy information and knowledge is shared on the TikTok platform.

3 CPD points


Occupational Therapy
Joanna Deane
The effectiveness of family-based sensory diets in children with ADHD

This article explores the effectiveness of implementing family-based sensory diets at home using the Wilbarger approach (45 minutes, three times per week) on children with ADHD.

3 CPD points


Pharmacy
Nicolene Naidu
A retrospective review of institutional protocol using fondaparinux for anticoagulation therapy in adults with renal failure and suspected heparin‑induced thrombocytopenia

The aim of this article was to provide a retrospective review of a new Fondaparinux Protocol used to reduce the risk of blood thickening and clot formation in adults with kidney disease and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia where no other treatment was available.

3 CPD points


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