The Clinical practice guidelines (CPG’s) and you

Introduction

The clinical practice guidelines (CPG’s) and related capabilities and medications have been updated and

adopted by the Professional Board for Emergency care (PBEC) for use and implementation by all registered  emergency care providers. 

It now is the responsibility of all registered persons to:

  1. Familiarise themselves with the updated CPG’s; and
  2. Undergo training / learning activities related to the contents of the document

Emergency care providers acting outside of the revised list of capabilities (and mandatory training to perform such procedures) will be considered to be acting outside of the relevant scope of practice.

Scope of learning provided

Through your participation in the Focus on Health / Life CPG program, you will be required to complete activities in four (4) levels.

  • Level 1

Familiarise yourself with the revised list of capabilities and medications and be able to easily identify changes to your scope of practice. The revised  list of capabilities and medications will be available on the Focus on Health website as well as in PDF format that can be downloaded on any smart phone. Your competence in this will be measured through a multiple-choice questionnaire with a 90% pass rate.

  • Level 2

Complete a range of self-study activities based on your new capabilities. If, for instance, your new capabilities cover six (6) new areas of competence plus three (3) new medications, your will receive nine (9) self-study activities. These activities will be available in hard copy, on the online CPD section of the Focus on Health website as well as in PDF format that can be downloaded on a smart phone. Competence will be measured through a number of multiple-choice questionnaires with a pass rate of 70%.

  • Level 3

Study the CPG’s and complete a portfolio of evidence (POE) that needs to be sent to Focus  on Health for assessment and moderation. The POE will cover those sections of the CPG’s wherein changes took place and which impact on your scope of practice. You need to attain 70% for each section. Within each section you must answer a series of questions that will require critical thinking on your part. All elements related to the POE will be available in hard copy, on the online CPD section of the FoH website as well as in PDF format that can be downloaded on a smart phone.

  • Level 4

Attend a practical evaluation session during which you will be required to demonstrate competence in the application of a selected number of new capabilities.

These sessions will be held in all provinces and in the larger centra. It will be facilitated by Life Occupational Health.

It is only with the successful completion of the practical assessment that you will be provided with a “Certificate of Competence in the updated Clinical Practice Guidelines”.