SSMJ May 2008


Editorial: The Importance of Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development is the process by which individual healthcare professionals maintain and improve standards of healthcare practice through development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour. Multi professional learning is increasingly becoming the norm and it is hoped that professionals in the Southern Sudan will find the time to meet together in order to discuss issues which cut across different Specialty boundaries.

News, Reports and Policy

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Clinical Guidance

How to Read a Chest X-ray – A Step By Step Approach

This article is an attempt to give the reader guidance how to read a chest Xray and below are two methods. There is no perfect way to read an x-ray. However, the important message I would like to give is, to adopt one or the other approach, and to use the chosen approach consistently. On all Xrays check the following...

Undernutrition in Adults and Children: causes, consequences and what we can do

Undernutrition occurs when people do not eat (or absorb) enough nutrients to cover their needs for energy and growth, or to maintain a healthy immune system. Micronutrient deficiencies are a sub-category of undernutrition and occur when the body lacks one or more micronutrients (e.g. iron, iodine, zinc, vitamin A or folate). These deficiencies usually affect growth and immunity but some cause specific clinical conditions such as anaemia (iron deficiency), hypothyroidism (iodine deficiency) or xerophthalmia (vitamin A deficiency).


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Case Reports

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For Your Resource Centre -May 2008

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Extracts from Journals - May 2008

TALC’s programme to supply books to nurse and other health worker training schools. Practical Pharmacy for Developing Countries. How things were... in the 1860’s