Learning for life: Managing 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 What percentage of the population are affected by back pain? a) 25 per cent b) 30 per cent c) 40 per cent d) 50 per cent 2 For people with low back pain in activity, bed rest a) is essential b) should be avoided at all costs c) undertaken for at least two weeks d) increases the chance of disability 3 When developing measures to combat back pain OH professionals shouldwork in consultation with: a) employers, trade unions and the NHS b) employers, employees and trade unions c) employees, trade unions and the NHS d) employers, employees and the NHS 4 Active rehabilitation should be encouraged from what period of timefrom the start of the episode of back pain? a) within one week b) within one month c) within three months d) within one year 5 The clinical guidelines for the management of acute back pain includeadvice on: a) placement, rehabilitation and prevention b) rehabilitation, treatment, and placement c) rehabilitation, treatment and prevention d) treatment, placement and prevention 6 Strong evidence is weighted as: a) generally consistent findings in multiple, high-quality scientific studiesb) generally consistent findings in few, high-quality scientific studies c) generally consistent findings in fewer, smaller or lower quality scientificstudies d) generally consistent findings in multiple scientific studies 7 When presenting with prolonged or severe symptoms who are more at riskof long-term disability? Patients aged: a) >40 years b) >45 years c) >50 years d) >55 years 8 Which of the following is NOT a Psychosocial Yellow Flag? a) a belief that back pain is harmful or potentially severely disabling b) a belief that they can manage their own pain and overcome disability c) fear avoidance behaviour and reduced activity levels d) expectation of passive treatments 9 Which of the following is NOT part of an active rehabilitationprogramme a) education b) exercise c) respite from work d) pain management 10 The clinical guidelines for the management of acute back pain are evidence-based.The evidence and recommendations concentrate on: a) interventions and outcomes b) process and outcomes c) interventions and process d) structure and outcomes Feedback1c, 2d, 3b, 4b 5a, 6a, 7c, 8b, 9c,10a Most nurses base their practice on evidence produced by research, so saysProfessor Hugh McKenna, John Cutcliffe and Patricia McKenna in their article”Evidence-based Practice: Demolishing Some Myths” (Nursing Standard,5 Jan Vol 14 No 16 2000 p39-42). This article is worth reading in order to gainsome balance to the arguments on evidence-based practice. Learning for life: Managing back painOn 1 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Dani Ceballos rates Arsenal’s new-look forward line of Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgDani Ceballos rates Arsenal’s new-look forward line of Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Dani Ceballos recorded two assists on his full Arsenal debut against Burnley (Picture: Getty)After impressing for the Spanish national team against Romania, Ceballos is almost certain to start against Watford on Sunday but he accepts he may need to curb some of his natural inclinations if he is to be a success in the Premier League.He said: ‘I know I need to be able to identify the moments in a game when it’s right to be the player who does something different and the moments when I have to be the player who holds his position.‘I try to get at the opposition and make the difference. It is true though that sometimes the desire to be near the ball gets the better of me and I can lose my position. But I am young and I can improve.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 12 Sep 2019 12:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link440Shares Advertisement Dani Ceballos has made an instant impact at Arsenal following his loan move from Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Dani Ceballos admits he has been impressed by the quality and versatility of a new-look Arsenal attack assembled by Unai Emery.The Spain international has made an instant impression since joining on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, earning a standing ovation following his full debut against Burnley and helping to turn the tide during the north London derby prior to the international break.Ceballos looks certain to play a major role under Emery having struggled to win the faith of Zinedine Zidane, particularly with Mesut Ozil out of favour.Nicolas Pepe also joined in the summer for a club-record £72million fee to compliment Arsenal’s two prolific strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAlthough Pepe is yet to get off the mark, Ceballos has been impressed by the Ivory Coast international’s directness but believes Lacazette is the player with the best all round game.‘You can compare [Pierre Emerick] Aubameyang to the style of Cristiano [Ronaldo] when he was at Madrid in the sense that he plays close to the goal and lives for scoring,’ Ceballos told the Daily Mail.‘Pepe is very direct, and Lacazette is the best player in the team: he understands the game perfectly.’last_img read more

‘I don’t want another season like this’ – Cech admits he will consider his Chelsea future in the summer

first_img Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech 1 Petr Cech has revealed he will consider his future as a Chelsea player in the summer, with the veteran insisting he has no intention of remaining the club’s second choice goalkeeper.After a decade as the Blues’ number one man between the sticks, the 32-year-old Czech Republic international has had his place taken by 6′ 5″ Belgian giant Thibaut Courtois this season.Cech has made four Premier League starts to Courtois’ 25 this term, but did play in the Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham at Wembley, in what some have interpreted as a show of thanks from manager Jose Mourinho.“I don’t know what the club’s idea will be,” Cech told the website of Czech newspaper Idnes.“It looks like it works well with me and Thibaut as a duo.“But that can work for one season only. I don’t want another one like this.“There always will be speculation. I leave it for the summer.“It will be important to sit down with the club and with the manager to consider all the pros and cons. We will see what will work out the best.”Cech has been linked with a host of top European clubs, including Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal.Mourinho earlier this month insisted he would not stand in Cech’s way should he wish to leave at the end of the season.But Cech’s status means a big fee will be required to prise him from Stamford Bridge as his contract does not expire until the end of next season.“I don’t waste my time trying to persuade him, because I know nobody can persuade him,” Mourinho said.“If he tells me he wants to leave, I will tell him my opinion and my opinion is one of the three best goalkeepers in the world. Huge money.”last_img read more

Tottenham youngster ‘can go right to the top’ – Pritchard

first_imgAlex Pritchard believes fellow Tottenham youngster Ryan Mason “can go right to the top”.Mason, 23, has become a surprise part of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s squad and made his full debut in the recent 1-1 draw against rivals Arsenal.Pritchard, currently on loan at Brentford, has developed alongside Mason in Tottenham’s youth academy and they were both on loan at Swindon last season.And although he admits a degree of envy at his friend’s success, Pritchard believes Mason deserved his chance after a long wait.“Its great to see Ryan doing so well; to have come on and scored and then got his start against Arsenal,” Pritchard told West London Sport.“He can go right to the top with his ability. He’s got his head screwed on and is a good professional.“He’s waited longer for his chance than he probably should have, but he has the dedication. He’s a great lad and he deserves what he’s getting right now.“Of course I do look at that and think ‘I want a bit of that’. But I’m not there, I’m away from it, playing football and concentrating on myself at Brentford.”Pritchard, who is part of England’s Under-21s squad for the double-header of European Championship qualifiers against Croatia, has enjoyed a successful start at  Griffin Park, scoring his second goal in 10 appearances in the win against Reading at the weekend.Another successful graduate of Spurs’ academy, Andros Townsend, has spoken of the importance of going out on loan to lower-division sides, stating his time at clubs like Yeovil “manned me up”.And Pritchard said: “It does man you up – that’s what happened to me at Swindon and is here at Brentford.“Playing a whole season with big guys smashing into you all the time, you have to get up and get on with it.“You’ve got to be ready for a new environment – people you don’t know. You learn a lot.”See also:Brentford v Reading player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

7 Do’s and Don’ts for App Preview Videos If You Want a Shot at Going Viral

first_imgMore companies are relying on apps to succeed, whether the app is the primary source of revenue or whether it’s merely an extension of the business. In any case, social media is one of your greatest tools for finding new potential customers and keeping your existing users up-to-date; with the right visual content, you could potentially even go viral, reaching millions of new users with a single promotional asset.But how can you create a video that accurately demonstrates your app while still maximizing that potential reach?The New iOS App StoreEverything starts at the app store, which you should consider the hub of your app video marketing campaign. App stores not only provide the best (and most popular) discovery tool for new apps, they also set the standards for what users expect of videos.The iOS App Store, for example, recently went through some changes that have redrawn what’s expected of app producers. In addition to offering more in-depth search features and more discovery elements, Apple has introduced preview videos—auto-playing videos specifically intended to show off the main features and functionality of your app.Why Videos Are So Important for App SuccessSo why are videos so important for your app’s success? The statistics don’t lie. As many as 64 percent of web visitors are more likely to purchase a product if they’ve seen a promotional video for it, indicating the sheer impact potential that an app video can have. And because videos are becoming so popular, more users are relying on them to make purchasing decisions; 57 percent of consumers view a product video before finalizing their purchase.Part of the reason for this reliance on video content is the confidence users feel when making a purchasing decision; if they’ve seen the product in action and feel they have an accurate idea of what to expect, they’ll be less concerned about the possibility of getting less than what they paid for. On top of that, human beings simply process visual data better than other forms of data, processing images more than 60,000 times faster than text.“Videos are crucial nowadays; we live in such a fast paced society that people don’t have time to read. Aside from giving you information a video can also provide an experience that text or images just cannot – simply put there is no way to replace an enticing app store video – only the video would give you the full experience; and therefore, the only way to remain competitive is to quickly jump on the trend,” says Eddie Nuvakhov, CEO of LNC Productions.Plus, videos are easy to share. Videos relay information far quicker than text and are user favorites, so they’re more likely to be shared than other forms of content. If you produce a video that truly resonates with users, social channels will make it easy for that video to circulate to new audiences.Do’s and Don’tsSo what does it take to produce a video that could achieve that social success?1. Choose your partner carefully. Unless you have direct experience creating app videos or other marketing videos, you’ll need to work with an outside expert to perfect your approach—but not all video marketing firms are alike. “Sometimes people do not understand the importance of a well crafted video – a video asides of being a communication device it’s also a strong representation of your brand. My advice is to stay away from screen recording and take the opportunity to do something more, rely on a partner with experience and you will definitely end up seeing a higher ROI that you could achieve on your own, ” says David Levy, Nuvakhov’s business partner.2. Target the right audience. Everything depends on audience targeting. You wouldn’t sell your app the same way to a teenage girl and a middle-aged man, so think carefully about the content, the tone, and the distribution method of your promotional material.3. Don’t add more than you need. Users don’t generally have the patience to watch the full content of a minutes-long video. They might also turn away if your video doesn’t immediately grab them. Accordingly, it’s in your best interest to keep your video as short and concise as possible, getting users’ attentions within the first few seconds.4. Make the video useful with and without audio. Apple’s new App Store auto-plays without audio, so make sure your video is optimized for both an audio-heavy and audio-absent experience. That way, you’ll appeal to the greatest percentage of viewers.5. Don’t neglect the App Store guidelines. Pay close attention to the App Store guidelines. You’ll need to make sure your content falls in line with Apple’s standards, and ensure it’s formatted properly before you upload it.6. Build a video portfolio. Don’t rely on just one video to do all your work for you. Create a video portfolio you can use for a variety of different marketing and advertising applications.7. Choose the right social channels for promotion. Finally, choose the right social channels to distribute your videos; chances are, your audience favors one platform over another, and catering to that platform will give you a much higher ROI than simply broadcasting your video wherever you can.Videos make it easier to demonstrate exactly how your app works to an audience hungry for more visual content. If you put the effort into differentiating that video from those of your competitors, while staying true to the functionality of your app and making users excited about it, you could potentially reach thousands—if not millions of people. Frank Landman Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. 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10 months agoMonaco boss Henry targets Cahill, Koscielny to solve defensive crisis

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Monaco boss Henry targets Cahill, Koscielny to solve defensive crisisby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveMonaco are monitoring Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. The 32-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been told he can leave the club in January.According to beIN sports reporter Matt Spiro, Monaco are looking at Cahill, among a host of other defenders, to fix their poor defence.The Ligue 1 bottom-feeders, managed by Thierry Henry, are also scouting Laurent Koscielny, Pepe and Martin Skrtel.Cahill has also been linked with Aston Villa, West Ham, Southampton and Arsenal. last_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield set to sign Crystal Palace winger Puncheon

first_imgHuddersfield set to sign Crystal Palace winger Puncheonby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield are set to sign Jason Puncheon from Crystal Palace.The winger will be on loan at David Wanger’s team for the rest of the season.The 32-year-old has not played much at Palace this season.But he has the type of experience that Wagner wants in his team, as Huddersfield look to stay in the top flight.Since Palace are also involved in that fight, it is a surprise they let Puncheon leave to a rival.The winger has not started a Premier League game this season. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Arkansas Football Held An Impressive Dunk Contest Last Night

first_imgA general view of Arkansas' football field.FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Arkansas football is known for big lineman and a dominant run game, but on Tuesday evening, the Razorbacks proved they can do a bit of high-flying as well. The team took part in a dunk contest, emceed by offensive lineman Sebastian Tretola, and the results were really quite impressive.Who’s the best dunker on @RazorbackFB? https://t.co/tc6g5SeG1n— Arkansas Razorbacks (@ArkRazorbacks) December 22, 2015That is defensive end and former high school hoops star Jamario Bell taking over the show at the end. Our only regret is that Tretola didn’t get involved himself. He’ll just have to settle for throwing touchdown passes.[Razorbackers]last_img read more

Marijuana producer Aphria lowers cash portion of offer for Nuuvera

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. – In an unusual move, licensed marijuana producer Aphria Inc. is cutting the amount of cash it is offering for cannabis company Nuuvera Inc. — from $1 to 60 cents per share — as Nuuvera seeks to fully acquire its subsidiary Avanti Rx Analytics.Leamington, Ont.-based Aphria said Tuesday it reached an agreement with Toronto-based Nuuvera to the lower the price but did not elaborate on why.Nuuvera said in a separate release it agreed to the amendment “in order to fund” its own acquisition of the remaining 49 per cent interest of Avanti — which provides research and testing services to the cannabis industry — for an estimated $43 million.The company did not explain why receiving less money from Aphria would help fund its own transaction.“The acquisition of Avanti is an important step in the history of Nuuvera and is expected to result in synergies at the combined Nuuvera/Aphria which will enhance the value of the arrangement to shareholders of Nuuvera,” said Ronald Schmeichel, Nuuvera’s chairman, in a statement.Neither company could not be immediately reached for further comment.Nuuvera said it entered into a letter of intent to acquire the remaining interest of Avanti from a single minority shareholder. As part of the deal, Nuuvera also anticipates acquiring Avanti’s facility in Brampton, Ont.The original agreement was valued at $826 million, according to Aphria and Nuuvera’s Jan. 29 release. The revised offer, with the reduced cash component and using Aphria’s latest closing price of $14.06, based on 80.13 million outstanding Nuuvera shares would be valued at $447.9 million.Under the amended deal, Aphria is offering 60 cents in cash plus 0.3546 of an Aphria share. Nuuvera noted in its release “the consideration has been reduced… provided that the cash consideration will be increased to the extent the company’s unrestricted cash exceeds the revised required level.”Shares of Aphria and Nuuvera have fallen since the original deal was first announced on Jan. 29. Under the initial agreement, the licensed producer offered $1 plus 0.3546 of an Aphria share for each Nuuvera share. That would value the offer at roughly $8.50 per share, based on Aphria’s 10-day volume-weighted average price for the period ended Jan. 26 of $21.15. Nuuvera’s 10-day volume-weighted price for the same period was $6.51.On Friday, Aphria shares closed at $14.06 on the Toronto Stock Exchange while Nuuvera shares closed at $5.56 on the TSX Venture Exchange. Based on Friday’s share price, Aphria’s amended offer of 60 cents in cash plus 0.3546 of a common share would be valued at $5.59 per share.Aphria’s stock was up $1.13 or 8.04 per cent to $15.19 in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, while Nuuvera was up 14 cents or 2.52 per cent to $5.70.Aphria said Tuesday it also sought and received consent for the reduction from shareholders who had signed lock-up agreements, that together with Nuuvera shares already owned by Aphria represent approximately 65 per cent of Nuuvera’s outstanding shares and over 57 per cent of the requisite minority shareholders of Nuuvera.Aphria added that its board of directors received an opinion from its financial adviser, Cormark Securities Inc., that said as of Feb. 19 the amendment is “fair, from a financial point of view, to Aphria.”Nuuvera noted its board also obtained legal and financial advice from Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., which concluded that as of Feb. 19 that “the consideration to be received by Nuuvera shareholders is fair, from a financial point of view, to such shareholders.”Aphria said the deal is expected to close in April, on schedule.Companies in this story: (TSX:APH, TSXV:NUU, TSX:CF)last_img read more

Centre lets FMled ministerial panel fix CPSE sale price timing

first_imgNew Delhi: To fast-track strategic sale of CPSEs, the Cabinet Thursday allowed the Alternative Mechanism to decide on the timing, price and quantum of shares of a state-run company to be put on the block for outright sale.”The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA ) has approved delegation of the following Alternative Mechanism in all the cases of strategic disinvestment of CPSEs where CCEA has given ‘in-principle’ approval for strategic disinvestment,” an official statement said. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe Alternative Mechanism (AM) on strategic disinvestment was set up in 2017 and consists of the finance minister, the road transport and highways minister and the minister representing respective administrative department. So far, the AM has decided on the terms and conditions of the sale from the stage of inviting of expressions of interest (EoIs) till inviting of financial bid. With Thursday’s decision, the panel has been permitted to take decisions on final pricing of the transaction, quantum of shares to be sold and the selection of strategic partner or buyer. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs”This will facilitate quick decision-making and obviate the need for multiple instances of approval by CCEA for the same CPSE,” the statement said after the Cabinet meeting, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As many as 35 central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) have already been lined up for strategic sale. The companies that have been shortlisted for strategic sale include Pawan Hans, Air India, Air India subsidiary AIATSL, Dredging Corporation of India, BEML, Scooters India, Bharat Pumps Compressors, and Bhadrawati, Salem and Durgapur units of steel major SAIL. The other CPSEs for which approvals are in place for outright sale include Hindustan Fluorocarbon, Hindustan Newsprint, HLL Life Care, Central Electronics, Bridge & Roof India, Nagarnar Steel plant of NMDC and units of Cement Corporation of India and ITDC.last_img read more