Learning for life: Back pain

first_img Comments are closed. 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 learnt is not always easy. These questions are designed to helpyou to identify what you have learnt from studying the article. They will alsohelp you to clarify what you can apply to practice, what you did not understandand what you need to explore further. 1. Who are more resistant to change? a) Patients b) Healthcare professionals c) OH nurses d) Employers 2. On which model does the ‘injury model of back pain’ concentrate? a) The disease model of medicine b) A quality assurance model c) A nursing model d) A health promotion model 3. Preventing disability and chronicity developing are goals of whichlevel of prevention? a) Primordial b) Tertiary c) Primary d) Secondary 4. What percentage of people are affected by back pain at some time intheir lives? a) 40 per cent b) 58 per cent c) 90 per cent d) 48 per cent 5. What are the three functions of a medical interview? a) Examine patient, collect data, negotiate management b) Establish rapport, collect data, negotiate management c) Establish rapport, examine patient, negotiate management d) Establish rapport, examine patient, collect data 6. At the tertiary prevention stage treatment should facilitate a) Active rehabilitation b) How the patient feels c) The patient’s beliefs d) Temporary restrictions 7. Occupational health professionals are in an ideal position to provide a) Counselling b) Functional restoration programmes c) Redevelopment programmes d) Support and encouragement 8. Which is NOT an attitude or belief about back pain? a) Pain is always harmfulb) Pain is uncontrollable c) Pain is a normal phenomenon d) Passivity 9. Which of the following is NOT medical labelling? a) Crushed discs b) Muscle spasm c) Trapped nerve d) Arthritis of the spine 10. According to the case study which sport was Alison advised to giveup? a) Swimming b) Jogging c) Aerobics d) Walking Feedback1.b) Yes – ourselves. The professionals are most resistant to change.Carry out a literature search and update your knowledge of back pain, thenconsider if what you have read concurs with what you believe. Are you believingfrom an ‘evidence base’ or ‘experience’? 2.a). 3.d) Review yourknowledge of the four levels of prevention and discuss with your colleagues therole of OH in each level. This article deals with the secondary level ofprevention. Consider whether you have a role in secondary prevention. 4.c)For more facts and figures on back pain go to the BackCare website for theirfact sheet, www.backcare.org. 5.b) The question asked specifically about‘medical interviews’ and so they are interviews between a doctor and his/herpatient. Consider the different types of interviews you undertake in your roleand whether these functions apply to you role – or are different. Write a listof what you think are the three main functions. 6.a). 7.d) 8.c). 9.b)Questions 8 and 9 may have been difficult to decide. It may be worth discussingwith colleagues what are meant by attitudes and beliefs about back pain andwhat is meant by medical labelling. Then consider how we deal with theseaspects of our practice.10.a) Swimming is probably the least damagingexercise along with walking. Certainly exercise has a relaxing effect and helpsto relieve stress and tensions. Take some time to explore this in more detail. Previous Article Next Article Learning for life: Back painOn 1 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Band of brothers

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KIJHL governors in Nelson to map out game plan for upcoming Junior B Hockey season

first_imgTeams play home-and-away within the Conference with the remaining games in the 52-contest schedule played within the division.Saturday the other items on the agenda will be covered.One of those items is a report from the Nelson Leafs on progress of the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup.Nelson plays host to the B.C. Championship April 10-13, 2014.If necessary, any unfinished business is handled Sunday morning.New coaches for new seasonThe coaching carousel had begun with a couple of changes behind the bench in the Kootenay Conferene.After taking Castlegar to the 2013 KIJHL title, Steve Junker has resigned his position with the Rebels and is being replaced by assistant Jessie Dorrans.Meanwhile, in Fernie, former Princeton boss Dale Hladun, aka, Duner, has signed on as the Ghostriders new coach and GM.Two Rebels go off to collegeCastlegar lost of pair of key players off the 2013 KIJHL roster when goalie Jordan Gluck and defenceman Erik Alden signed letters with the Arizona State SunDevil’s- Division 1 team and Adrian College Bulldogs in Adrian Michigan, respectively.Leafs goes to howling to WolfpackThompson Rivers GM Chris Hans and head coach Don Schulz are pleased to announce that a second member of the Maple Leafs from 2012-13 has agreed to join the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League club in September.Colton Schell, a 5’11” forward from New Westminster, BC is the WolfPack’s 12th recruit committed for the coming season. The former Nelson Leafs captain will be enrolled in the Police and Justice studies course at Thompson Rivers.Schell joins teammate Cam Weir at the Kamloops-based University. Discipline is the key item on the agenda as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League brain trust holds its annual general meeting beginning Friday at the Hume Hotel in Nelson.“We’re going to be talking a lot about supplemental discipline,” said KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen from the league office in Okanagan Falls.“As you know Hockey Canada coming down hard on penalties like checking to the head and checking from behind. So we’ll be addressing those issues during the meeting.”Ohlhausen said each Junior B League in the province has had different ways of dealing with these types of penalties.Now the Junior B Director from the province, a la like Brendan Shanahan of the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety, will be the sole person to determine final suspensions or penalties.“We’re going to streamline all of the discipline handled by three leagues in BC to one,” Ohlhausen explained. “The playing rules are all the same now. Refereeing in all of the leagues will be called the same . . . everything be the same.”The one-fight rule continues in Junior B Hockey.However, players fighting more than twice will receive suspensions for each additional tussle.Other items on the agenda include welcoming the newest team to the fold, the 100 Mile House Wranglers.The Wranglers, formerly the Pentiction Lakers, join Kamloops Storm, Revelstoke Grizzlies, Sicamous Eagles and Chase Heat in the Doug Birks Division.Friday governors take to the golf course for a relaxing start to the meetings before hitting the boardroom to hammer out the 2013-2014 schedule.This season the Neil Murdoch Division — Nelson Leafs, Beaver Valley Nitehawks, defending KIJHL Champion Castlegar Rebels, Spokane Braves and Grand Forks Border Bruins — will play a home-and-away series against the Okanagan Division — Kelowna, Summerland, Osoyoos, Princeton and former North Okanagan while the Eddie Mountain teams cross over to the Doug Birks.last_img read more

OK Tire back on top of Nelson Mixed Slopitch League in 2015

first_imgOK Tire lost to Unknowns in the 2014 finale.OK Tire advanced as the top seed last season before getting blasted by Unknowns in the final.This time around the final score would be different as OK Tire took the title from The Competition.Louie’s, now OK Tire, won the title in 2013.Unknowns, edging out regular-season champion Total Chaos in the semi final round, defeated Molson Finley’s to win the B final while DeVito’s Cardinals defeated Ripping Giraffe for the C-Division Crown.Trailing 2-1, DeVito’s Cardinals scored two five-running frames to blow open the tightly played contest. Louie’s did not win the Nelson Mixed Slopitch title in 2014.However, with a new name Louie’s, now OK Tire, defeated The Competition 20-15 to capture the 2015 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds.The seesaw battle came down to the final inning with OK Tire leading 20-13.The Competition was able to stage a bit of a rally, but was only able to muster a pair of runs.The Competition advanced to the final with a thrilling 7-6 extra-innings win over Uptown Tavern.last_img read more

StarTimes secures Uganda Premier, Big League rights in whopping Shs 28 Billion deal

first_img Tags: FUFAStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop StarTimes and FUFA officials during the launch on Thursday morning (photo by Racheal Tebandeke)PayTv Company StarTimes has secured rights for both title and broadcasting rights of the Uganda Premier league and FUFA Big league.The deal will see StarTimes invest a whopping $7.24 Million (Shs 28 Billion) in the two leagues for a period of 10 years.This is the biggest investment in Ugandan Sports history, surpassing the $3 Million that Sports Broadcasting had paid for the same rights earlier this year.FUFA and Sports Broadcasting are understood to have terminated their contract by mutual understanding a few months ago to pave the way for StarTimes.Speaking at the launch of the partnership at Hotel Africana on Thursday morning, StarTimes CEO Andy Wanga explained that the rights secured also include distribution of all audio and visual transmissions.“The media and commercial rights also include public viewing, distributing all content media and commercial rights including public viewing broadcasts, distributing all content relating to audio, visual and audio-visual transmissions of matches through all platforms and in all forms of distribution, said Wang.“We took the decision to give back to the people of Uganda through football because of their passion for the game, added Wang.“It touches a lot of people from the grass roots so it is our way of thanking the public for supporting our business and making us the leading pay television with 70% market share after only eight (8) years.FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo (left) and StarTimes CEO Andy Wang (right) at the launch on Thursday morning (Photo by Racheal Tebandeke)It is also worth noting that StarTimes are the official sponsors of reigning Uganda cup holders KCCA FC and their stadium, the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo.The PayTv Company has already invested Shs 4.5 Billion for a period of seven years in those two projects and is also a former sponsors to troubled side, SC Villa.FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo expressed his delight that a deal between Ugandan football and StarTimes had been struck.“We are so grateful that today we enter into a huge partnership with StarTimes, said Magogo.“The deal with Startimes is in line with our target of making Ugandan football the best on the continent.“We are aware that we still have a lot to do in order to achieve that but we are confident we are on the right path.With StarTimes broadcasting in over 38 African countries and up to six on the Asian continent, the move to acquire rights for the two biggest leagues in Ugandan football will clearly benefit both the local clubs and players as they get a chance to attain much craved exposure on the continent.The games will be broadcast live on StarTimes but it is still unclear which channel will harbor the Ugandan games as the PayTv has four football channels-World Football, Sports Premium, Sports Focus and Sports Life.Aldrine Nsubuga, the Vice President in charge of branding and Marketing summed up the whole sponsorship saying;“The legacy we want to leave behind in the Ugandan local community is the support towards the development of football-the game that unites the whole country without bias.“A strong top division league reflects on the strength of our national team, the Cranes.The now newly branded ‘StarTimes Uganda Premier League’ will kick off in three weeks’ time while the ‘StarTimes Big League’ begins in a month.Comments last_img read more

Bulldogs dominate Weed in return to playoffs

first_imgLos Molinos >> It’s been more than a decade since Los Molinos football won a playoff game, but you wouldn’t have known it Friday night when the Bulldogs ran roughshod over the visiting Weed Cougars for a 72-0 first round win. Alex Russell took the opening kickoff to the house, Henry McHale picked up a Cougars’ fumble and Hunter Landingham went in from the 25 to put the Bulldogs up 14-0 inside the opening minute of play, setting the tone for the evening.The Cougars moved the ball well on a …last_img read more

The Gap steps into the mens athleisure game

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – The Gap is stepping in to the men’s athleisure wear game, which has exploded in recent years.The clothes are intended to be formal enough to wear to the office, at least on casual Friday, and suitable for the gym or yoga studio directly afterward.Gap’s Hill City brand will roll out in mid-October at hillcity.com and will be on display at 50 of the clothing chain’s Athleta stores, which sell technical, athletic clothing for women.The Gap Inc. is struggling with weak sales and follows others in recognizing a sustained demand for work-to-yoga studio clothing.Last month VF Corp., which makes Wrangler and Lee jeans, said it would break off its denim division to focus on its faster-growing brands like The North Face, Timberland, Altra, Icebreaker and Williamson-Dickie.last_img read more

Small business owners upbeat about companies look to expand

first_imgNEW YORK — Small business owners are upbeat, looking to expand and worrying less about financial concerns like health costs.That’s the finding of a survey of 1,067 owners released last week by Bank of America. The survey shows owners are optimistic about the short and long term. Fifty-seven per cent said they expect their revenue to increase in the next 12 months, and 56 per cent have plans to increase business over the next five years. Two-thirds said they’re planning to expand in the coming year.The survey also shows owners are less worried about health care costs than they were a year ago even as the price of insurance is still an issue for many. Sixty-three per cent called health care a concern, compared to 72 per cent a year ago. Owners were also less concerned about consumer spending, commodities prices, the strength of the dollar and minimum wage increases. But they were slightly more concerned about interest rates, not surprising considering that the Federal Reserve has raised rates four times in the past year.The survey was conducted between late August and mid-September.A separate survey by Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School showed small business demand for outside financing, including equity investments and loans, was down just over 11 per cent from three months earlier. Just 27 per cent of companies tried to raise outside financing in the past three months.The drop in demand is likely due to the fact that companies are overall doing well. Fifty-five per cent said they didn’t seek financing because their cash flow is sufficient. Twenty-nine per cent said they had enough financing in place.Small businesses are becoming more successful in obtaining bank loans, another sign of their increasing health. Nearly 46 per cent said they were successful in getting loans, up from nearly 44 per cent three months earlier.Looking ahead, only 28 per cent of small businesses said they’re planning to raise financing in the next six months, a sign that owners expect to keep doing well. Strong cash flow and sufficient financing were again cited as reasons why owners aren’t seeking more money.The survey questioned 878 business owners during October. The companies had revenue up to $100 million. The survey, which broke out some data according to company size, considers a small business to be one with no more than $5 million in revenue._____For more small business news, insights and inspiration, sign up for our free weekly newsletter here: http://discover.ap.org/ssb_____Follow Joyce Rosenberg at www.twitter.com/JoyceMRosenberg . Her work can be found here: https://apnews.com/search/joyce%20rosenbergJoyce M. Rosenberg, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Lanka suspends visas on arrival

first_imgColombo: Sri Lanka on Thursday suspended its plans to grant visas on arrival to citizens of 39 countries after the devastating Easter suicide bombings that killed nearly 360 people. “Although arrangements were in place to issue visas on arrival for citizens of 39 countries, we have now decided to hold it for the time being in consideration of the current security situation,” Tourism Minister John Amaratunga said in a statement. “Investigations have revealed foreign links to the attacks and we don’t want this facility to be abused,” Amaratunga added. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe visas on arrival pilot programme was part of a larger initiative to increase tourist arrivals to the country during the six month off-season period from May to October. The island nation received 7,40,600 foreign tourists in the first three months of 2019. Around 450,000 Indians visited Sri Lanka last year and the island nation was expecting the total Indian tourist arrivals to cross one million mark in 2019. Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, which accounts for around five per cent of the country’s GDP, is likely to suffer due to the Easter blasts. Tourism revenues in Lanka increased to USD 362.7 million in November from USD 284 million in October 2018, according to reports. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsMeanwhile, the Lankan authorities Thursday intensified their raids with the help of the army and arrested 16 more suspects in connection with the country’s worst terror attack that killed 359 people and left over 500 injured. President Maithripala Sirisena has said that 139 people have been identified as suspects in connection with the attacks. Addressing an all-party conference at the Presidential Secretariat here, Sirisena said that a Combine Operation Centre will be established within the defence ministry for the enforcement of the country’s security measures from Friday.last_img read more

Syria peace conference set for Nov 23 Arab League chief

first_imgA keenly anticipated peace conference for Syria will convene in Geneva on November 23, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said on Sunday after meeting international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.Arabi acknowledged that there were still obstacles to holding the conference, as Western and Arab governments prepare to meet Syrian opposition leaders on Tuesday to attempt to persuade them to attend.Arabi made the comment to reporters after meeting the UN-Arab League envoy for Syria at the bloc’s Cairo headquarters, on the first leg of a regional tour Brahimi is conducting ahead of the conference. “It was decided that the Geneva II conference will be held on November 23, and preparations are underway for this conference,” Arabi said.The top Arab diplomat warned, however, that there were still hurdles to convening the already much-delayed meeting.“There are many difficulties that must be overcome for this conference to succeed,” he said.Brahimi refused to publicly set a date for the conference, saying it would be announced after he concluded his tour.The envoy told reporters after meeting Arabi that he would travel to Qatar, Turkey, Iran, Syria and then Geneva for talks with Russian and US representatives.last_img read more