Learning for life: WRULD

first_img Previous Article Next Article Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. 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-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learned is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnedfrom studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you canapply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explorefurther. 1. How was the state of work-related upper limb disorders (WRULD) inpodiatrists identified? a) Through focus groups b) By questionnaire c) By Mori poll d) Through medical notes 2. WRULD may be caused by a) Stress b) Trauma c) Repetitive tasks d) Arthritis 3. How many podiatrists were piloted the questionnaire? a) 15 b) 12 c) 10 d) 8 4. The sample size for the survey was a) Small b) Medium c) Large d) Extra large 5. What question was added to the questionnaire? a) Average length of breaks b) How many patients podiatrists see per day c) What other work do you do? d) Do you have a family? 6. What question was omitted from the questionnaire? a) Age range b) Hours worked? c) What, if any, hobbies podiatrists have? d) Average length of time spent gripping per day? 7. Who, besides OH, could help to improve podiatrists working practices a) Managers, physiotherapists, doctors b) Managers, physiotherapists, health and safety c) Health and safety, physiotherapists, doctors d) Managers, physiotherapists, health and safety 8. What does NOT need to be considered with regard to the instrumentsused? a) Cost b) Size c) Pressure d) Sharpness 9. What ergonomic factors should be considered for podiatrists? a) Work space, position of couch and chair b) Work space, adjustable couch and chair c) Height of couch and chair d) Patient’s position 10. What helps to stop callus formation? a) Correct shoe fitting b) Regular care of the feet c) Debridement d) All of the aboveFeedback1) b – Although with small groups, a focus groupapproach may help supply quite a bit of information too. Refresh your knowledgeof the advantages and disadvantages of using questionnaires. 2) c – Allthree other answers may contribute to WRULD, of course. 3) d 4) a 5) b –This shows the value of piloting a questionnaire. 6) c – This shows thateven with piloting you can still miss vital questions. Discuss the use ofquestionnaires with your colleagues and find out what people find good and badabout them. 7) d  – I would liketo add occupational therapists here because they could work with patients tohelp prevent foot problems by supporting patients so they are able to care fortheir own feet. Is there also a role here for practice nurses, health visitorsetc. on health education? Therefore, should we be working with other members ofthe primary care team? 8) a – Cost is important, of course, but the price willnot necessarily prevent WRULD. 9) b – Are there other members of thehealthcare professions that need their workplaces looked at from an ergonomicperspective? 10) d –  Again, isthis where OH can work with others on health education on care of the feet.Consider what you can do. How can you help educate people to prevent callusformation and develop healthy feet for later life? Learning for life: WRULDOn 1 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Maritime Antarctic climate change: signals from terrestrial biology

first_imgThe simplicity of maritime Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems, combined with rapid changes in several environmental variables, creates a natural laboratory probably unparalleled worldwide in which to study biological consequences of climate change. The Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc provide a gradient from oceanic cool temperate to frigid continental desert conditions, giving a natural model of climate change predictions. Biota are limited by the twin environmental factors of low temperature and lack of water, while also facing changes in the timing of UV-B maxima, associated with the spring ozone hole. Biological changes consistent with predictions from climate amelioration are visible in the form of expansions in range and local population numbers amongst elements of the flora. Field manipulations demonstrate (i) potential for massive species and community responses to climate amelioration, (ii) the importance of existing soil propagule banks, and (iii) biochemical responses to changing radiation environments. Antarctic species possess considerable resistance/resilience and response flexibility to a range of environmental stresses. Wide environmental variability in Antarctic terrestrial habitats also means that predicted levels of change often fall well within the range already experienced. Thus, climate amelioration may generate positive responses from resident biota, at least while they remain protected through isolation from colonization by more effective competitors. Responses are likely to be subtle and multifactorial in origin, arising from changes in resource allocation and energy economics. The integration of subtle responses may lead to greater consequential impacts in communities and ecosystems.last_img read more

US Coast Guard awards funds for ninth NSC

first_img Authorities US Coast Guard awards funds for ninth National Security Cutter September 5, 2016 Share this article View post tag: HII View post tag: US Coast Guard The U.S. Coast Guard recently awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a contract to procure long lead time materials for the construction of the ninth national security cutter.The total value of the contract is approximately $88.2 million and includes the initial order of components and materials necessary to support and sequence construction of the new cutter, including steel plating, propulsion systems, marine turbine/diesel engines, air search radar, ship integrated control system, switchboards and generators.The NSCs are the Coast Guard’s most technologically advanced cutters. They are built to act as command and control centers for complex national security, defense and law enforcement missions and have interdicted hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contraband. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf – the first NSC to enter service – seized more than 20 tons of cocaine in 2015.Five of the nine planned NSCs have been delivered to the Coast Guard: Coast Guard cutters Bertholf, Waesche and Stratton in Alameda, California, and Coast Guard cutters Hamilton and James to Charleston, South Carolina.The sixth NSC, Munro, is scheduled for delivery in December and commissioning in spring 2017. The launch of the seventh, Kimball, and the keel authentication for the eighth, Midgett, are scheduled to occur later this year. Back to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard awards funds for ninth National Security Cutter View post tag: NSClast_img read more

Morrissey: Greatest Hits

first_imgMorrissey fans are born, not made. It’s in the genes. Morrissey is the eccentric cousin you love unconditionally, but when you take him to a party and he mounts the coffee table, declaring, ‘I have explosive kegs, between my legs’, you can no more disown him than you might your racist Granddad. You’re together until one of you dies. I’m not trying to convert anyone, because Morrissey is not a choice.Greatest Hits enters a field already over-populated with World of/Best of/Live compilations. So selection is paramount. The focus is here is on the reincarnation of Maz as globe-trotting, gun-toting, sharp-suited Mafia don on the so-so You Are The Quarry and the triumphant Ringleader of The Tormentors. 8 tracks come from the aforementioned, along with four predictable classics. The exercise is justified by the presence of two new tracks and an (already released) cover version. The 1980s’ greatest romantic getting a little cynical, perhaps?To be fair, it’s joyously incongruous to hear Morrissey waltz through the loping feminist reggae of Patti Smith’s ‘Redondo Beach’ like the old queen he is. New tracks ‘That’s How People Grow Up’ and ‘All You Need Is Me’ are instant classics of the kind he’s pulling out like magic handkerchieves these days: musically concise, vocally theatrical, and hilariously bleak lyrically. The rest are a fair introduction to one of our most unapologetically idiosyncratic pop stars, which will probably either change your life or disgust you. Fans will ruefully count off the neglected classics, particularly, ‘Now My Heart is Full’, but then this CD, like all Greatest collections, wasn’t really made for them in the first place. Morrissey won’t worry; as the beatific cover picture suggests, he knows we’re stuck with him to the bitter end.by Richard Woodalllast_img read more

Ocean City Issues Special Weather Statement

first_imgThe National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning in effect for Ocean City through 2 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10. A Coastal Flood Watch remains in effect for Monday.Strong northeast winds will push water and rough surf toward the coastline during higher-than-normal new moon tides on Sunday. Forecasters also predict periods of heavy rain. Water levels are expected to peak in the hours around high tide on the bay side of Ocean City at the following times (with predictions on the mean low water scale):8:50 p.m. Sunday (6.6 feet MLW)9:19 a.m. Monday (6.3 feet MLW)9:37 p.m. Monday (6.0 feet MLW)Visit www.ocnj.us/octides to compare those predictions to recent and historic tide levels. Water pooled on the streets and in parking lots along the bayside of the streets.Street flooding is likely prior to high tide and may last for several hours. Vehicles should be moved from areas that typically experience tidal flooding. The roads closer to the beach including Central and Wesley avenues are typically at higher elevation. Parking will be available at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 20 North Shore Road in Marmora.For your safety and the protection of your vehicle and neighboring properties, never attempt to drive through flood waters, and do not drive around barricades. City crews are out clearing storm drains in advance of the storm, but storm preparation can include making sure inlets near your home are clear of debris.The National Weather Service has also issued a High Surf Advisory for Sunday. For Police and Fire Department emergencies call 911. For non-emergencies call 609-399-9111.Some areas of West Avenue were more flooded than others. Ocean City streets saw flooding Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

South End July 4 Bike Parade Canceled

first_imgThe South Ocean City Improvement Association announced Tuesday that it has canceled the annual Fourth of July Bike Parade due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The SOCIA’s board thanks everyone for their past participation and looks forward to continuing the bike parade on July 4, 2021. The family dog gets a lift in a patriotic-themed baby stroller during 2019’s Fourth of July parade sponsored by the South Ocean City Improvement Association.last_img

BIA Lifetime Award sponsored

first_imgDelifrance is to sponsor The Life-time Achievement Award at this year’s Baking Industry Awards.Ian Dobbie, MD of Delifrance UK, said: “We are delighted to sponsor this prestigious category, which recognises a talented individual who has also given something back to the industry. Together with independent judges we look forward to choosing one very special individual from among all those nominated.”To nominate someone for this award, please tell us what the nominee has achieved, what is the business they work/ed for, what they might have accomplished outside the industry and what service they may have provided to the industry itself. Nominations should arrive at British Baker’s offices by 30 June, marked ’Lifetime Achieve-ment Award’.The Baking Industry Awards take place on Wednesday 7 September at the Hilton Hotel Park Lane. For tables or places contact: [email protected] or tel 01293 846593.* See more on this award in the next issue of British Baker.>>Enter the Baking Industry Awards todaylast_img read more

Full Audio: Bob Weir Bids “Fare Thee Well” To Campfire Tour In Chicago

first_imgThe second set was full of songs from Grateful Dead catalog, including the set-opening cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece.” The set offered acoustic takes on classics like “Friend of the Devil,” “Mama Tried,” “He’s Gone,” “Playing In The Band > Stella Blue,” and a set-closing “China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider.” For the past couple of weeks, Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir has been out on the road in support of his recently-released solo album, Blue Mountain. As Blue Mountain shows off the “cowboy” side of Mr. Weir, so too did his tour, which ended last night with a stop at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL.Weir has been performing a sturdy mix of Grateful Dead originals, covers, and new songs from Blue Mountain, and that trend was kept very much intact for the finale. Weir treated fans to solo acoustic versions of “Corrina,” “Black-Throated Wind” and “Blue Mountain” before introducing his band, which consists of Josh Kaufman, Scott Devendorf, Bryan Devendorf, Jon Shaw and Steve Kimock. They accompanied Weir on Blue Mountain numbers throughout the first set, ending with “Gonesville.”Watch an acoustic “Black-Throated Wind” and “Only A River,” below. Finally, the show ended with a three song encore, starting with Weir’s “Ki-Yi Bossie” and grooving into “Not Fade Away” and finally, “Brokedown Palace.” Thanks to taper Jeff Frank, we can listen to the full audio from this emotional farewell performance.Fare thee well, Mr. Weir, and thank you for a real good time. Check out the full setlist from Bill Batson, below.Setlist: Bob Weir at the Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL – 10/20/16Set I: Corrina (solo), Black-Throated Wind (solo), Blue Mountain (solo), Darkest Hour, Only a River, Lay My Lily Down, Gallop On The Run, Most of the Time, GonesvilleSet II: When I Paint My Masterpiece, Friend of the Devil, Walkin’ Blues, Mama Tried, He’s Gone, Playing in the Band > Stella Blue, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You RiderEncore: Ki-Yi Bossie (solo), Not Fade Away, Brokedown Palacelast_img read more

Lady Gaga Is A Brunette Party Girl In Aaron Lee Tasjan’s 2009 Music Video [Watch]

first_imgLady Gaga has spent the last decade growing into one of the most well-known pop artists on the planet since emerging out of New York City’s rock/pop scene back in the mid-2000s. Another steadily-emerging artist to come out of the vibrant NYC music scene in recent years is country-rock singer and guitarist, Aaron Lee Tasjan.The music of the two artists could be considered polar opposites, but there was a time when their two worlds collided when Gaga and Tasjan were both up-and-coming musicians helping each other out with their music videos. Tasjan recently gave his followers a reminder of his past collaboration with Gaga, who appeared in one of his music videos back in 2007.Tasjan had been part of numerous local rock acts before moving to Nashville to launch his currently-blossoming career as an alternative country artist, including The Madison Square Gardeners (Google them immediately) and a garage rock outfit Semi Precious Weapons. The latter released a self-titled, three-track EP in 2009 which featured the single, “Magnetic Baby”. The music video for the single was shared right around that time as well, and featured a wonderful plethora of semi-DIY footage showcasing the band’s primal, raw punk-rock sound. A then-relatively unknown Lady Gaga makes quite the appearance in the video, which was directed by future filmmaker and screenwriter, Pamela Romanowsky.Gaga, who was still sporting dark hair at the time, appears at certain points throughout the video, covering herself (and others) with malt liquor and partaking in the wild, rock-n-roll antics taking place in the storyline.Watch the full video below to try and spot a young Gaga in her brief snippets throughout.Semi Precious Weapons – “Magnetic Baby” – Music Video feat. Lady Gaga[Video: Nyna Germanotta]“Lady Gaga opened for my first band, Semi Precious Weapons in 2007 at a club called Rebel in NYC,” Tasjan mentioned in a post shared to his Twitter. “She performed alongside her then partner Lady Starlight. I wore red ladies pants. Everyone kicked a goal that night.”While the two probably won’t tour together anytime soon, Tasjan will look to close out his 2019 with two more shows supporting Greta Van Fleet in Philadelphia, PA on December 29th and 30th.Head to Tasjan’s website for tickets and 2020 tour date information.last_img read more

Senate meeting will elect sophomore class council after failed runoff

first_imgA special senate meeting will be held Monday to finalize the sophomore class council election after no tickets received a majority vote in Thursday’s runoff election.According to section 17.5. (a.3) of the Student Union Constitution, “In the event that neither ticket receives a majority of the valid votes in the runoff election, the ticket/candidate which wins the most amount of senate constituencies shall win the election. … The student senate shall convene a special meeting for the purpose of observing the judicial council president announce the runoff election results from the individual senate constituencies.”The constitution defines senate constituencies as “each undergraduate residence hall, who shall be represented by their respective undergraduate residence hall senators, and the off-campus residents, who shall be represented by the off-campus senator.”The King-Tighe-Hogan-Case ticket was required to forfeit 33 votes in Tuesday’s initial elections after the ticket was found to have violated regulations outlined in Section 17.1(f) of the student body constitution, which restricts the use of listservs and Google Groups for campaigning. After Tuesday’s elections did not result in a winner, a runoff was held Thursday.The senate meeting will take place in Duncan Student Center Room W246 on Monday at 6 p.m. If no ticket receives a leading number of constituencies, the senate chairperson will vote.Further information about the election results will not be disclosed before the vote.Editor’s note: A previous version of this report incorrectly detailed the electoral procedures to be used in Monday’s senate meeting and incorrectly identified when sanctions were applied to the King-Tighe-Hogan-Case ticket. The Observer regrets this error.Tags: class council elections, sophomore class council, Student government, student senatelast_img read more