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. What are the advantages of a pre-employment health test?
a) Promotes and protects health
b) Reduces sickness absence and identifies high risk applicants
c) Establishes baseline data and promotes occupational health
d) Complies with health and safety legislation
2. What are the disadvantages of a pre-employment health test?
a) It deflects time from proactive work
b) It discriminates against people with existing disease
c) It is an invasion of personal freedom
d) It generates a lot of waste paper
3. Pre-employment examinations involve an assessment of the applicant's health in relation to
a) The hazards
b) The risks of the proposed job
c) The sickness absence policy
d) A company pension scheme
4. When can an employer be as selective as it wishes with regard to recruitment?
a) Periods of full employment
b) Holiday times
c) Periods of high unemployment
d) Leap years
5. With pre-employment assessment, to whom does the OHP have a duty of care?
6. What will identify circumstances in which health surveillance is required?
a) Pre-employment questionnaire
b) Medical examination
c) Safety officer
d) Risk assessment
7. There are three basic steps to health surveillance risk assessment. Which of the following is NOT one of the steps?
a) The identified health risks
b) Cost implications
c) Controls in place
d) Occupational health issues
8. When should job applicants be informed of