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July 2021 New Express Online Courses - Accessed Through Annual Membership

July 2021 New Express Online Courses - Accessed Through Annual Membership

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Periodontology and Oral Medicine
Contributing editor: Dr. J. Hartshorne  
COVID-19 infection implications for oral health care  

Upon completion of this course, you should have a clear understanding of the role of saliva and oral mucosa in the pathogenesis of COVID-19, disease diagnosis and oral health care, the oral manifestations of COVID-19, and implications and functional significance for the dental profession.

3 CPD points


General Emergency Care
Contributing editor: Ms A. Pretorius 
Developing pre-hospital emergency management protocols for suicidal patients  

Upon completion of this course, you should have a clear understanding of suicide management plans, interventions, and instructions utilised when dealing with suicidal patients, and considerations that need to be taken into account when treating these cases.

3 CPD points


Pollution Control
Contributing editor: Dr. Johan Schoeman 
Analysing household energy use in Kampala, Uganda with focus on correlations between Charcoal and Firewood consumption  

The aim of this study is to correlate firewood and charcoal use by analysing predictors of charcoal and firewood use in Kampala City. The main objective of the study was to examine the correlates of urban household use of traditional energy for cooking in Kampala, Uganda.

3 CPD points


Community Health
Contributing editor: Prof. Dr De Wet Schutte 
The handling of patients with chronic diseases during times of crises  

Upon completion of this course, you should understand the existence of and type of coping mechanisms among the local rural population in continuing chronic medical services, and understand the different variables that may influence the coping mechanisms of patients that need chronic medication in typical rural settings in Africa.

3 CPD points


Obstetrics
Contributing editor: Dr. A. Olaleye 
Interventions to help with reduction of recurrent gestational diabetes  

The aim of this article is to establish if lifestyle intervention before pregnancy can help to minimise the recurrence of gestational diabetes.

3 CPD points


Obstetrics
Contributing editor: Dr. P.N. Makinga 
Covid-19 and Pregnancy: what we know based on the limited data available  

The aim of this CPD activity is to update you on the effect of coronavirus infection on both maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality; and the impact which social isolation can have on the mental health and well-being of patients.

3 CPD points


Family Medicine
Contributing editor: Dr. P.N. Makinga 
Do you have patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea? Here are your options  

The aim of the article is to provide you with an evidence-based review of the medical and surgical management options for OSA.

3 CPD points


Critical Care
Contributing editor: Dr. C. Rumboll  
The physiological rationale for and against the use of APRV  

Upon completion of this course, you should have a clear understanding of the physiological rationale for airway pressure release ventilation, the advantages and disadvantages of APRV, and the commencement and troubleshooting of APRV.

3 CPD points


Palliative Care
Contributing editor: Dr. M. Rabe  
Burns and Palliative Care Considerations  

Upon completion of this course, you should have a clear understanding of the importance of palliative care in the context of burn patients in middle- and low-income settings, practical management tools to use in burn patients who need palliative care interventions, and tools to enhance “soft skills” in dealing with burn patients and their families in managing end-of-life decisions.

3 CPD points


Ethics and the Law
Contributing editor: Mrs. M. Rossouw  
Autonomy of the child in South Africa: when is a child sufficiently mature to consent to medical treatment?  

Upon completion of this course, you should have a clear understanding of the difference between autonomy rights and general rights, the different moral theories influencing consent Western liberalism vs. African communitarianism, and the elements required for informed consent.

3 CPD points


Physiotherapy
Contributing editor: Mrs. M. Rossouw  
Best-Evidence for the management of Chronic Pain Part 4: Neck Pain  

Upon completion of this course, you should have a clear understanding of the best evidence rehabilitation for the management of neck pain, the best evidence rehabilitation that can be integrated into daily routine, and the best evidence to build upon for future trials.

3 CPD points


Social and Community Psychology
Contributing editor: Mrs. B. Marsh  
Sleep Hygiene for older patients with sleep complaints  

Upon completion of this course, you should have a clear understanding of the fact that sleep deprivation is associated with physical, psychological, and social detriments, the importance of sleep hygiene as a first step in the management of insomnia, and the fact that 25% of US adults report insufficient sleep at least 15 out of every 30 days.

3 CPD points


Psychiatry
Contributing editor: Mrs. B. Marsh  
Monitoring and Treatment of Cardiac Side Effects Associated with the use of Second-Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs)  

The aim of this article is to enable you to improve your knowledge of how to prevent, monitor and manage cardiac side effects of SGAs.

3 CPD points


Audiology
Contributing editor: Mrs. S. Salijee  
Covid 19, Hearing Loss and Monitoring for Ototoxicity  

The aim of these articles is to identify medications that are being used in the treatment of Covid-19 and have ototoxic effects. It also suggests using Distortion Product Acoustic Emissions for monitoring purpose. This test picks up threshold shift earlier than traditional Pure Tone Audiometry, is objective, and does not require the co-operation of a patient.

3 CPD points


Radiography nuclear medicine
Contributing editor: Dr. S. Brussow  
Scintigraphy for Differentiated Thyroid Cancer (DTC)  

The aim of this article is to update your knowledge on procedure standards on the RAI scintigraphy aspects of DTC.

3 CPD points


Family Medicine
Contributing editor: Dr. C.F. Okafor  
Infection risk of intestinal Entamoeba and its association with lack of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities  

The aim of this article is to sensitize you on the association of lack of drinking water and poor sanitation with intestinal Entamoeba infection.

3 CPD points