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CPD Questionnaire

CPD questionnaires must be completed online via www.mpconsulting.co.za. After submission you can check the answers and print your certificate.

Instructions:

  1. Read Practice Matters: all the answers will be found there.
  2. Go to www.mpconsulting.co.za to answer the questions.
  3. Accreditation number: MDB001/015/10/2014

  1. Failure to diagnose is not inevitably negligent. True/False
  2. Good documentation helps other clinicians to understand the history of a complaint better. True/False
  3. When treating frequent attenders, document a thorough history and be prepared to re-examine the patient if their symptoms change. True/False
  4. Doctors can ignore a subpoena if they don’t think there is anything relevant to share with the Court. True/False
  5. Doctors may not provide information relating to the treatment and management of a patient to anyone or any party without the patient’s express consent. True/False
  6. Experts in clinical cases should only comment on matters within their expertise. True/False
  7. Next-of-kin can complete a notice of death and a medical certificate of cause of death. True/False
  8. The admission of guilt statement in form DHA-1663 has to be completed in all circumstances. True/False
  9. Personal information is no longer confidential after a patient has died. True/False
  10. There are only disadvantages when it comes to healthcare professionals using social media. True/False
  11. If you have a grievance, social media is as good a place as any to raise it. True/False
  12. Warning signs about a patient’s condition that are missed through a lack of face-to-face interaction will leave a doctor vulnerable if an adverse outcome follows. True/False 
  13. A first consultation should always be held in person, when a full examination and detailed history can be taken. True/False
  14. Patients are always responsible for challenging interactions. True/False 
  15. Burnout can be a factor in challenging consultations. True/False
  16. Coded language in a patient’s notes can lead to stereotyping and preconceived ideas regarding their healthcare needs. True/False
  17. It is imperative to set and operate within clearly-defined boundaries during every consultation. True/False 
  18. Non-clinical staff should offer medical advice or prescribe treatment in an emergency. True/False
  19. Healthcare professionals can be held responsible if a patient suffers harm due to unnecessary delays in accessing or being directed towards the most appropriate level of care in an emergency. True/False
  20. Triage protocols can be different in rural and urban practices. True/False
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