Dear Emergency Care Practitioner


Herewith we include your last CPD activity for 2014. This activity has a clinical component E3(14) for 4 CEU’s, together with your first activity that was to the value of 28 clinical CEU’s, concludes your 30 points (and 2 extra) for the year. Well done!

2nd Package for 2014

Activity One E3(14)
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction is a Puzzling Asthma Mimic
  • How to Identify and Manage Massive Gastro-esophageal Hemorrhage
  • The Inns and Outs of Apneic Oxygenation
4 Clinical CEU’s


Our database development is now complete!!

Please be on the lookout for an email providing you with a username and password for our new Focus on Health Portal. If you have not received this email please contact Shelley at our office.

This will enable you to access your CPD profile online via our website through your cell phone, tablet or computer. Furthermore, you will be able to check and change personal detail, view and download your most recent Individual CPD Activity Record (IAR), upload other CPD certificates and view your payment details.

Our new website as well as the use of Facebook (from September) should allow for more effective communication. Please make use of these – they are there for you!


Your subscription will automatically be carried over to 2015. Please note that we require a three-month cancellation notice.


We will again provide you with two (2) packages; one early in the year for 20 CEU’s and by August/September another 10CEU’s.

1st PACKAGE OF 2014

It has come to our attention that some of our CPD packages got lost at the post office. From the list below, please check that you did receive our 1st CPD package sent in July: (If not, please do not hesitate to contact us in this regard.)

  • E1 (14) How to Treat Vehicular Hyperthermia in Children; Treating Sucking Chest Wounds and Other Traumatic chest injuries. Health and Safety: The Bare Necessities of EMS; Tools to Safely Transport Patients. The Effects of Consuming. Caffeine and Energy Drinks on a Long Shift. How and Why to improve employee wellness.
  • E2 (14) Young Athlete’s Abdominal Pain Indicative of more. How a Cautious Approach to TBI Patients may help Reduce. Incidents of Second Impact Syndrome. Infection detection: Identifying and Understanding Sepsis in the Pre-hospital Setting. How to Recognize and Treat Heart Block.
  • PEE1 (14) Ethical decision making: Should paramedics ever accept patients’ refusal of treatment or further assessment? Paramedics, consent and refusal – are we competent?
  • G1(14) Holiday Heart syndrome and Caffeine: No down side, hint of benefit in AF
  • GE1(14) Stimulant drug treatment

We trust that the last stretch of the year will be prosperous for you and that you will stay in good health. May spring bring joy and a new lease of life to all of you!

We conclude with a quirky quote that will hopefully put a smile on your face.

“Be yourself, because everybody else is already taken!”

Kind regards,
Shelley Schouten

FOH Team Leader And other members of the FoH Team:
Dana van Zyl: Director; Erika Grosskopf: CPD researcher, Fred & Anel: Finances; Tshego & Salome: General CPD queries; Shelley: Online assistance & audit queries