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Welcome to the August 2012 CPD
Refresh your knowledge with our new
30-minute modules – CPD Online is pleased to
introduce a new format of learning module: Quickbites.
These short modules take an estimated 30 minutes to complete, and
each one will contribute 0.5 credits towards your annual CPD
requirement. Each Quickbite module contains the same
high-quality material and interactive elements that you would
expect from a standard CPD Online module, but the shorter length
makes them a great way to learn the basics of a new topic or
improve your existing knowledge of a subject area. Do them on the
train, during your lunch break, or between appointments.
We hope you enjoy this new format. As always
we value your feedback, so please feel free to
contact us with your comments or suggestions for
Try a Quickbite module
hurrier I go, the behinder I
Dr Nhishanth Gurunathan, CPD
Online Trainee Editor
Attributed to Lewis Carroll, never has the
above phrase been more applicable to me than recently, as my
various commitments and responsibilities have made me feel as
though I have been swimming against the tide of time. Over the past
few weeks, my friends and colleagues may well have recognised in me
the image of Carroll’s harried white rabbit running by while
looking at his watch and muttering to himself. Perhaps some of you
will identify with this too?
OK. I’ll confess. My time management skills
could be better. Recently, I was interested to discover the POSEC
(Prioritizing by Organizing, Streamlining, Economizing and
Contributing) method of time management (Mishra, 2007), based on Maslow’s hierarchy of
needs (Maslow, 1943). This
method involves completing tasks in order of what must be done
immediately (akin to Maslow’s physiological needs), what must be
done soon (akin to safety needs), what should be done (the
belonging needs) and what one would like to do (the esteem and
self-actualisation needs). Where does CPD fit into this? I suspect
that for most of us it is something that we should do and must do
soon, but that other ‘needs’ soon overtake it and relegate it
further down the chain. Time is, after all, a valuable commodity
for us all.
At CPD Online we recognise that it is not
always easy for our members to prioritise CPD into their busy
schedules. Our new Quickbite 30-minute modules are
designed with this in mind – breaking our CPD into shorter
slots might just help turn what we would like to do into something
that we can do.
Quickbite: Psychotropic medication in
Many women need psychotropic medication while breastfeeding,
despite the fact that the majority of medications are unlicensed
for this. Learn how to assess the risks and prescribe with
Which of your patients might benefit from
Psychodynamic psychotherapy? How do you refer them and what
information can you give them? The answers are all in this
Gain comprehensive knowledge of the available
pharmacological treatments for mania and best practice in
management and maintenance treatment. The module focuses on the
recently published guidelines from the British Association for
Working with deaf and hearing-impaired people
Achieve confidence in working with
hearing-impaired clients by increasing your awareness of this group
and discovering effective methods of communication.
group treatment for functional somatic syndromes
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Psychiatric aspects of perinatal loss
The armed forces and mental health: Part 1 –
Mental healthcare in military service
The armed forces and mental health: Part 2 –
Mental healthcare for veterans
View the most popular modules and podcasts over the past
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can start from any point during the year.
With best wishes,
The CPD Online Team