Dear Basic Ambulance Assistant

We trust that you had a most enjoyable and restful festive holiday and that you will be graced in this new year with renewed strength, fresh ideas, an abundance of laughter, good health and spirits, love and kindness for all and that your work will be a blessing to you and all the patients that you help this year. May you prosper in your work and in your personal life and may 2015 be the year where every day counts. Each minute that passes is a minute of your life that you will never be able to retrieve again. Enjoy the year and a special thanks for being part of the Focus on Health family. We are looking forward to attending to all your CPD requirements. And remember there is nothing more true than being your real authentic self. Let your light shine bright in 2015!

One way of countering the effects of a postal strike is to have all 15 points for 2015 ready early in the year. And this is exactly what we have done – your activities for 2015 are done and dusted. You now have up to March 2016 to complete them and provide us with your answer sheets.

Activities in Professional Ethics

We provide one very interesting and relevant articles in this category; waking up during an operation and if it is ethical if the anaesthetist then injects you with a drug that will erase any memories of this.

Activity One – GE1(15) Anaesthesia, amnesia and harm 4 Ethics CEU’s


Activity Two – EE2(15) Using Checklists to Minimize Mistakes in the Field. If you don’t have a checklist you probably should. Wake County EMS Clinical checklist. Prevent Medical Errors in the Field with Cognitive Strategies 3 Clinical CEU’s
Activity Three – EE3(15) Understand When to Remove Gloves and Other PPE. Understand Ebola Precautions. Detailed Emergency Medical Services Checklist for Ebola Preparedness. Interim Guidance for EMS Systems and 9-1-1 PSAPs for Management of Patients. Under Investigation for Ebola Virus Disease. Pandemic Preparation Shouldn’t Stop When Threat Decreases. Cleaning the Rig’s Invisible Enemies 7 Clinical CEU’s
Activity Four – EE4(15) Five common causes of sudden unexpected death every EMS provider should know 1 Clinical CEU’s

Online CPD

Why not complete your answer sheet online?

Remember that you can use our online facility JUST to complete your answer sheets. You don’t have to fax it to us, wait for a confirmation, give us a call or cope with the effects of power outages. Just log in, capture your answers and your Individual CPD Activity Record (IAR) is immediately populated with your results.

If you fax your answer sheet(s) look out for a confirmatory sms from us. If you do not receive such an sms, please fax your answer sheets again.

Refer a friend

When you refer a friend your account is credited with R50.00. To ensure transparency your referrals will also be available online as from 1 April 2015. Who knows, you can get your annual subscription for free if you keep on referring!

What about the rest of 2015?

We will source and accredit new activities throughout 2015 and make it available via the online CPD management system. This will already give you some idea of what you will get in 2016 – so have a look now and then and give us your comments.

Payment and cancellation policy

Should your account be in arrears answer sheets will NOT be assessed. Accounts continually in arrears can also lead to us requesting the blacklisting of the account holder.

For paid up accounts and referrals, we reciprocate by offering a discount on annual fees as well as credits to accounts.

Please remember that we require written notice of cancellation and that a three – month notice period applies. In all cases your account will be seen as active without such a notice of cancellation.

Kind regards,

Shelley Schouten
FOH Team Leader