CPD ACTIVITIES

Welcome to the Research and Development Unit's (RAD) CPD web page!

The RAD unit is excited to introduce our first Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities for 2024. As we embark on this journey, we invite you to engage with our activities and us, in providing constructive feedback to enhance the relevance of our offerings. 


About the RAD CPD webpage:

What is CPD? Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is vital to maintaining and enhancing professional competence, as regulated by the HPCSA. It ensures that practitioners stay up to date with the latest advancements, best practices, and ethical standards in their respective fields. To view the number of points you require within a 24-month period, please visit the HPCSA website

Our Commitment: We are dedicated to providing high-quality CPD activities that meet the needs of a wide range of professionals. Our current emphasis is on publishing article reviews, and we have exciting plans for expanding our offerings to cover an array of topics soon.

Your Input Matters: As this program is still in its development phase, we value your thoughts and suggestions. Feel free to share your feedback on the presentation, level of difficulty, or any other aspects by emailing us at RAD@ufs.ac.za.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to your feedback!

 Paediatric asthma 

CPD activity: Paediatric Asthma Clinical Update.

Compiled by StatPearls publishing, this clinical refresher activity on paediatric asthma will highlight evaluation and management guidelines for the detection and treatment of paediatric asthma.

Included in the activity is an asthma action plan document, also created by StatPearls publishing, to guide and establish a working treatment/management plan for adult and paediatric patients with asthma.


 Death Determination 

CPD activity: Death Determination - Guidelines for South Africa.

Compiled by the Critical Care Society of Southern Africa, this article and activity aligns with the latest evidence-based research and international guidelines and applies to the South African context and legal system.

This activity will provide participants with clear medical standards to follow in determining death while providing assurance to medical staff when adhering to these guidelines. 


Activity 1 

CPD activity:  Medico-Legal Documentation - PART 1

The topic will be addressed in three parts.

The J88 form is an integral link in how a victim's injuries are recorded for the successful prosecution of an alleged perpetrator.

Part 1 in the series, will focus on the Role and responsibilities of the medical practitioner. Issues surrounding consent, general completion guidelines, and information relayed to the courts will also be discussed. 


Activity 2 

CPD activity:  Medico-Legal Documentation - PART 2

The topic will be addressed in three parts.

The J88 form is an integral link in how a victim's injuries are recorded for the successful prosecution of an alleged perpetrator.

Part 2 in the series, will provide practical examples on completion of the J88 form, focussing on cases of an alleged assault. 


Activity 3 

CPD activity:  Medico-Legal Documentation - PART 3

The topic will be addressed in three parts.

The J88 form is an integral link in how a victim's injuries are recorded for the successful prosecution of an alleged perpetrator.

Part 3 in the series, provide focus areas related to the completion of pages 2 and 3 of the J88 form highlighting an alleged sexual offence against adults and children. 



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