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 30 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 two very interesting and relevant articles in this category; the use of methylphenidate (Ritalin) among healthy people – i.e. those who do not need it because of ADHD, but use it to enhance their cognitive performance – and, secondly, 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||DESCRIPTION||NUMBER OF CEU’S|
|Activity One – GE1(15)||Anaesthesia, amnesia and harm||4 Ethics CEU’s|
|Activity Two – GE2(15)||The implications of Methylphenidate use by healthy medical||4 Ethics CEU’s|
|TOTAL CEU’S||8 ETHICS CEU’s|
An interesting new category has been added; Practice Policy and Quality Initiatives. We trust that you will find this useful and that some practices will apply some of these practice management tips. Please give feedback on the value of these activities.
More activities where radiography comes into play have been included, but we retained variety on imaging modality and disease.
Activities in general are also shorter (1 – 2 points per activity) to allow variety.
Whilst you provide feedback per activity on the answer sheets, please let us know how you find our 2015 activities as a whole.
|ACTIVITY||DESCRIPTION||NUMBER OF CEU’S|
|Activity Three – G1(15)||Why is it so difficult to lose weight?||4 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Four – A1(15)||Congenital and Hereditary Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Adults: Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, and Risk Stratification||2 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Five – A2(15)||Imaging of Oncologic Emergencies: What Every Radiologist Should Know||2 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Six – A3(15)||Radiology of Eating Disorders: A Pictorial Review||2 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Seven – A4(15)||CT and MR Enterography in Children and Adolescents with Inflammatory Bowel Disease||2 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Eight – A5(15)||Imaging of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Multimodality Approach||2 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Nine – A6(15)||Practice Policy and Quality Initiatives Quality Improvement and Confirmation Projects: Facilitating Rapid, Measurable Performance Improvement||1 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Ten – A7(15)||Practice Policy and Quality Initiatives Using Lean Principles to Improve Screening Mammography Workflow||1 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Eleven – A8(15)||Learning from the Pulmonary Veins||3 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Twelve – A9(15)||Traumatic Thoracolumbar Spine Injuries: What the Spine Surgeon Wants to Know||1 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Thirteen – A10(15)||Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breasts: Review of MR Imaging Features||2 Clinical CEU’s|
|Activity Fourteen – A11(15)||Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Visual Illusions in Radiology||2 Clinical CEU’s|
|TOTAL CEU’S||24 CLINICAL CEU’s|
|GRAND TOTAL CEU’S||32 CEU’s|
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.
FOH Team Leader