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Learning for life: Voice care

first_imgRelated posts: Learning for life: Voice careOn 1 Mar 2003 in Military, Personnel Today LifeLong Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are the processesby which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve their practice. Thereare many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses, study daysand workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection. Readingarticles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-date with whatis going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifying what you havelearned is not always easy. Thesequestions are designed to help you to identify what you have learned fromstudying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you can apply topractice, what you did not understand and what you need to explore further.1.Epidemiology is the study ofa)The outer layers of the skinb) The earth’s crustc) Epic hazardsd) The distribution of disease2.Which countries have reliable evidence of voice problems?a)Sweden & Finlandb) Finland & USc) US & Swedend) US & Turkey3.Which new occupations offer risk factors for the voice?a)Computer programmersb) Paramedicsc) Telemarketersd) Hygiene operatives4.What environmental conditions affect the voice?a)Humidity >40%b) Humidity <40%c) Temperature>26Cd) Temperature <26C5.What are the behavioural hazards to the professional voice?a)Task centred & interpersonalb) One-to-one and task centredc) One-to-one and interpersonald) One-to-one and behavioural6.Communication by telephone limits feedback ofa)Classb) Body languagec) Cultured) Mental ability7.Hoarseness and loss of voice are symptoms ofa)Upper respiratory tract infectionb) Disease of the larynxc) Oesophagal cancerd) Occupational stress8.Sustained exposure to abuse from customers can causea)Anger – leading to swearingb) Amusement – leading to laughingc) Emotional strain – leading to loss of voiced) Boredom – leading to sleeping9.Which of the following is NOT a high-risk occupation for the voice?a)Farmerb) Singerc) Teacherd) Clergyman10.Who had to modify their bark?a)Dog handlersb) Vetsc) Square bashersd) Tree surgeonsFeedback1)d – Refresh your knowledge of epidemiology and discuss with your colleaguesor clinical supervisor why epidemiology is useful in occupational healthpractice. 2) c 3) c – It is interesting to note that so many occupationswhere the voice is needed are not included in this list. Paramedics talk tocasualties and patients all day long, more so than counsellors whose job it isto ‘listen’. 4) b – The comfort zone for humidity is between 40 and 60%.If you have the opportunity to visit the tropical house at Kew Gardens, spendsome time in the arid zone and then the tropical zone and experience thedifference of extremes of humidity. 5) a 6) b – However, thinking of thesuccess of radio for almost a century, the lack of body language does notalways seem to hamper one’s understanding of complex messages. Discuss withyour colleagues any incidents you can remember where you have been mistaken bynot being able to see someone. List the things you can tell by voice alone. 7)d – Although all these answers could be correct. Make notes on all thediseases you can think of that could cause hoarseness or loss of voice andspend some time revising your knowledge. 8) c 9) a 10) c – However, asan ex-military person, I appreciate the importance of being able to hear, andgive clear commands on a parade square. When hundreds of people are marching onconcrete in boots it takes a lot to make them stop. Comments are closed. center_img Previous Article Next Article Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…last_img read more