Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are the processes by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve their practice.
There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses, study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection. Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-date with what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifying what you have learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explore further.
1 Saving lives: Our Healthier Nation is an action plan for:
Saving lives, improving health and community projects
b) Saving lives, community projects and tackling inequalities
c) Saving lives, improving health and tackling inequalities
d) Improving health, tackling inequalities and community projects
2 Saving lives: Our Healthier Nation is a three-way partnership between:
Individuals, employers and government
b) Employers, communities and government
c) Communities, Government and individuals
d) Individuals, employers and communities
3 SMEs (small- and medium-sized enterprises are organisations employing:
<500 people with a turnover of <£45m
b) <250 people with a turnover of <£27m
c) <1000 people with a turnover of <£60m
d) <750 people with a turnover of <£50m
4 What type of survey was undertaken to explore the occupational health and safety needs of Sandwell?
A business survey?
b) A risk assessment?
c) A health needs survey?
d) A health assessment?
5 Sandwell's economic past was rooted in:
6 In Sandwell the most reported occupational injury is:
Strains and sprains?
b) RSI (repetitive strain injury)?
c) Needle stick injury?
d) Back pain?