Newsroom

May 2021 New Express Online Courses - Accessed Through Annual Membership

May 2021 New Express Online Courses - Accessed Through Annual Membership

by AOSIS Insights -
Number of replies: 0
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Contributing editor: Mrs. B. Marsh  
Understanding Solution Focused Brief Therapy by tracing Steve de Shazer’s theoretical thinking  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of De Shazer and the BFTC team’s view of the recursive relationship between practice, research and theory, therapy as an interactional process, and not something that the therapist “does to the client”, and the fact that co-constructing of meaning is a feature of all therapies, not only post-modern ones.

3 CPD points


General Medicine
Contributing editor: Dr. C.F. Okafor  
The existing population of rural black hypertensive in Mthatha town, South Africa and its associated risk factors  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the prevalence of hypertension and its associated risk factors in the rural black population of Mthatha town, Eastern Cape, South Africa, the health threat associated with hypertension in our society, and the outcome of the research.

3 CPD points


General Medicine
Contributing editor: Dr. C.F. Okafor  
Cardiovascular risk burden among community dwellers over 40years residing in four sub-Saharan Africa  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the burden of cardiovascular disease risk in community dwellers in African setting, the methodological approach adopted by the researches, and the results, strength/ limitations, discussions and recommendations by the authors.

3 CPD points


Pediatric Dentistry
Contributing editor: Dr. J. Hartshorne  
NiTi rotary files in paediatric endodontics  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the design of rotary instruments, the development of rotary systems, techniques and use of rotary NiTi file in primary teeth root canal therapy, and the benefits and weaknesses of file systems.

3 CPD points


Radiography nuclear medicine
Contributing editor: Dr. S. Brussow  
Procedure Standard for Bone Scintigraphy  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the four types of bone scintigraphy, the reported bone scintigraphy findings the bone scintigraphy combined SPECT/CT, the limitations/advantages of conventional bone scintigraphy, 99mTc-labeled radiopharmaceuticals from the bisphosphonate family and the bone scintigraphy protocol/image acquisition and processing.

3 CPD points


Anaesthesiology
Contributing editor: Dr. C. Rumboll 
A practical approach to management of patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit setting  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of ventilation strategies for the L and H type of severity of pulmonary compromise in the intensive care COVID-19 patient, pharmacological interventions that are effective and ineffective, and the importance of adjusting ICU practices and protocols regarding the ever-changing management of COVID-19 patients as evidence becomes available and clearer.

3 CPD points


Ethics and the Law
Contributing editor: Mrs. M. Rossouw 
Compassionate Force: When and how should it be implemented?  

This article explores compassionate use of force and considers how and by whom force should be executed; the nature and scope of goals, motivations and protocols that should guide caregivers who must implement force protocols; and what a good compassionate force protocol might look like.

3 CPD points


Physiotherapy
Contributing editor: Mrs. M. Rossouw 
Compassionate Force: When and how should it be implemented?  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of best evidence rehabilitation modalities for patients having persistent pain during and following cancer treatment, the clinical perspective on the topic to better integrate research into daily clinical practice, the scientific perspective on the topic to assist with designing future trials.

3 CPD points


Pollution Control
Contributing editor: Dr. Johan Schoeman 
Community perceptions on the socio-economic costs of dust fall-out in a gold mining village  

The aim of this study is to investigate the community perceptions on the socio-economic costs of dust fallout in a gold mining village situated in the West Witwatersrand basin. The perceptions of the community are assessed to articulate how sudden mine closure can be linked to dust fallout and the effects on society`s well-being.

3 CPD points


Pollution Control
Contributing editor: Prof. Dr De Wet Schutte  
The Relationship Between Air Pollution Sources and Respiratory Hospitalizations in Rio de Janeiro during the FIFA World Cup and Olympic Games  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the potential value in using spatial analysis as a monitoring instrument over time, to apply critical thinking and scientific logic to all information, especially when using secondary sources as the information base, and to sensitise the EH practitioner for an alternative, but complementary focus on vulnerable communities within their respective work environments.

3 CPD points


Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Contributing editor: Ms A. Pretorius  
Does age play a role in prehospital prognostic factors in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of prehospital prognostic factors, put-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and prehospital interventions (for OHCA).

3 CPD points


Audiology
Contributing editor: Mrs. S. Salijee  
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Hearing  

This article provides an additional option to offer patients with an acute hearing loss. The need for early initiation for maximum benefit could be a limiting factor, as well as the cost.

3 CPD points


Infectious Diseases
Contributing editor: Dr. M. Rabe  
An exploration of tuberculosis (TB) in people with sudden unexpected deaths (SUD) in Cape Town, South Africa  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the burden of TB globally and locally, the methods used to conduct the study, the overarching meaning of the results obtained in this study and the implications of this study relating to the management of primary health care users presenting to facilities with unresolved complaints.

3 CPD points


Gynaecology
Contributing editor: Dr. A. Olaleye  
The effect of exercise in women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the advantages of various intensity of exercise in women with PCOS, the effect of exercise on cardiorespiratory system, and the effect on exercise on health maintenance.

3 CPD points


Renal disorders
Contributing editor: Ms. N. Cronje  
Nutritional Status in Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)  

Nutritional intake and status in PD patients can be challenging to assess and correct. Frequent and regular evaluation of patients not only ensures appropriate patient education but maintains adequate macro- and micronutrient intake in order to reduce morbidity and mortality, as well as improve quality of life.

3 CPD points


Curationis
Contributing editor: Hester M.P. Visagie  
Group therapy patients with mood disorders – Psychiatric nurses  

The aim of this article is to explore and describe patients’ with mood disorders lived experiences of group therapy facilitated by psychiatric nurses. To make recommendations to psychiatric nurses to be able to facilitate constructive group therapy to patients with mood disorders.

3 CPD points


South African Journal of Industrial Psychology
Contributing editor: Masefako A. Gumani  
Organisational stressors, wellbeing and performance among operational police members  

Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of the methodological and ethical issues to consider when studying police members’ experiences of social phenomena, the organisational stressors within operational policing that affect police members’ psychological wellbeing and performance as grounded in organisational/industrial theories/models, and the approach relevant to handling organisational stressors in the police operational setting.

3 CPD points