Various studies around the globe yielded heterogeneous results regarding level of awareness about ASD amongst a variety of health professionals ranging from various specialties of physicians to a variety of non-physicians professionals.7,8 By increasing the awareness and knowledge about this disorder, prompt referral and early intervention can be result in shorter waiting times thus increasing chances of a better prognosis.4,5 Hence the purpose of this survey was to assess knowledge and perceptions about ASD among a variety of HCPs
in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and to provide useful suggestions in the light of study outcomes.
Following completion, the acquisition combines QxMD's unrivaled online clinical calculators and other digital learning tools for HCPs
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The plants, found in an area of woodland on the common nearWoking, had been packed into cardboard boxes before being fly-tipped, according to the HCPS
' Facebook page.
Clients or potential clients who exhibit problematic, high-conflict personality (HCP
) disorders can wreak havoc.
Nurses, doctors, paramedics and ambulance staff were interviewed as part of the study which showed that 51 per cent of HCPs
either personally faced violence or saw some kind of roughness at the hands of patients or their relatives.
The 39th World Health Assembly specifically addressed the issue and agreed that HCPs
are vulnerable to occupational violence ranging from blocking or interfering with timely access to care; discrimination in access to care, killing, injuring, kidnapping, harassment, threats, intimidation, and robbery to bombing, looting, forceful interference with the running of healthcare services.3 Regrettably, there seems to be a misplaced community expectation that HCPs
- as members of caring professions - should continue to provide care regardless of the risks they may face.
And what's more, to be instructed on how to prepare bottles and bottle feed her infant, something I know many HCPs
failed to do in the past.
Given this situation, how will HCPs
input innovation to their healthcare marketing strategy?
* Stay up-to-date on the latest Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule from the CDC (the schedule now has an added 16-year-old immunization visit, highlighting this as a crucial age for vaccination to HCPs
There is a gap in the SA literature with regard to HCPs
' cost awareness, which we aim to address.
MISSING PIECES THE figures are highlighted in Sanofi Genzyme's newly published 'The Missing Pieces' report, which identifies gaps not only in access to treatment, but overall in the communication between patients, HCPs
and MS specialists.
' preservice and in-service training, guidelines, and job aids with adequate equipment, practices of HCPs
with regard to NR are still reported to be poor [23-25].