Questions October 2011

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

1. True (A) or false (B):

In a study on harms associated with 20 drugs, alcohol was rated the most harmful substance overall.

2. True (A) or false (B):

Tobacco was ranked the least harmful of the 20 substances studied.

3. True (A) or false (B):

Cannabis was ranked the second most harmful substance.

4. True (A) or false (B):

Heroin prescribing and needle and syringe programmes for people who inject drugs have been shown to be an effective evidence-based intervention in managing drug addiction.

5. True (A) or false (B):

In some countries problem and pathological gambling are treated as a significant public health problem.

6. True (A) or false (B):

Gambling in South Africa was originally treated as immoral and largely prohibited, apart from horse racing.

7. True (A) or false (B):

The South African Government established a National Responsible Gambling Programme (NRGP).

8. True (A) or false (B):

The NRGP is a section 21 company chaired by someone independent of both public and private sector interests.

9. True (A) or false (B):

Gambling problems are significantly associated with other psychological disorders.

10. True (A) or false (B):

The gambling industry is perceived as being poorly and recklessly regulated.

11. True (A) or false (B):

The main problems facing the NRGP are how to ensure that more of those who would benefit from treatment actually seek it.

12. True (A) or false (B):

Prenatal alcohol exposure can result in a range of permanent birth defects known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

13. True (A) or false (B):

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) adversely affects the neurodevelopmental, physical and social capabilities of children.

14. True (A) or false (B):

Children with behavioural and/or developmental disorders were 3 times more likely to have mothers who currently drink.

15. True (A) or false (B):

Burns are a rare cause of non-natural death in infants and children aged under 5 years in South Africa.

16. True (A) or false (B):

More than 1 300 children die annually from burns in South Africa.

17. True (A) or false (B):

Conventional care of partial-thickness burns often requires twice-daily dressings.

18. True (A) or false (B):

Silver inactivates almost all bacteria, and many fungi and extracellular viruses.

19. True (A) or false (B):

Silver-containing topical agents have remained 100% effective in all instances.

20. True (A) or false (B):

Topical agents used in burns differ in their ability to penetrate an eschar.

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