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Pertussis vaccination in Child Care Workers: room for improvement in coverage, policy and practice
Kirsty Hope, Michelle Butler, Peter D Massey, Patrick Cashman, David N Durrheim, Jody Stephenson, April Worley
BMC Pediatrics , 2012, DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-98
Abstract: A cross sectional survey of all child care centre directors in the Hunter New England (HNE) area of northern NSW was conducted in 2010 using a computer assisted telephone interviewing service.Ninety-eight percent (319/325) of child care centres identified within the HNE area participated in the survey. Thirty-five percent (113/319) of centres indicated that they had policies concerning respiratory illness in staff members. Sixty-three percent (202/319) of centres indicated that they kept a record of staff vaccination, however, of the 170 centre’s who indicated they updated their records, 74% (125/170) only updated records if a staff member notified them. Of centres with records, 58% indicated that fewer than half of their staff were vaccinated.Many childcare workers have not had a recent pertussis immunisation. This potentially places young children at risk at an age when they are most vulnerable to severe disease. With increasing use of child care, national accreditation and licensing requirements need to monitor the implementation of policies on child care worker vaccination. Higher levels of vaccination would assist in reducing the risk of pertussis cases and subsequent outbreaks in child care centres.The resurgence of pertussis (whooping cough) in Australia has attracted community concern, especially with recent deaths in two infants from the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) [1,2]. Although pertussis incidence declined after the widespread use of whole cell pertussis vaccines in the mid-1940’s, this disease remains an important cause of morbidity in Australia, especially in young infants [3].This bacterial infection of the respiratory tract, caused by Bordetella pertussis, usually begins with coryza (nasal conjestion), fatigue and sometimes a mild fever. A cough then develops, which is often paroxysmal, may be followed by a deep gasp (or whoop). Pertussis affects people of all ages with infants being at greatest risk of severe disease, complications, ho
Multiperspective Representation of Internal Controls in Business Processes  [PDF]
Iheb Abdellatif, Alain April
Journal of Software Engineering and Applications (JSEA) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/jsea.2012.512112

The internal control process, which is designed to help an organization accomplish specific control objectives, is one of the most important processes, as it can determine whether or not the organization is in compliance with its internal or external requirements. Internal controls emerge from different perspectives. Currently, experts view and act on one control perspective at a time, which creates inefficiencies and duplication. This software engineering research is aimed at proposing a multiperspective framework for representing internal controls, in order to obtain a centralized and comprehensive view of all internal control mechanisms. To carry out this research, we also needed to represent the many different stakeholder perspectives of internal controls. Based on a literature review of mathematical and psychological analysis, we searched for the most suitable multiperspective representation of internal controls, and assessed the many representation options using the AHP (analytical hierarchical process) sensitivity analysis approach. This approach has been applied to a study group which has been called to answer to a questionnaire.

Minimal energy configurations for charged particles on a thin conducting disc: the perimeter particles
A. Worley
Physics , 2006,
Abstract: The lowest energy configurations for N equal charged particles confined to a thin conducting disc have been investigated in detail up to N=160 and in outline for further values up to N=500. For all values of N up to 160 the particle configurations can be described in terms of concentric shells. The number of perimeter particles p appears to be simply related to N and to the mean radius of the outermost internal shell. Justification for these relations is obtained from a simple model based on the well-known distribution of continuous charge on a conducting disc.
Assessing South Africa’s strategic options of soft power application through civic interest groups
YF April
African Journal on Conflict Resolution , 2009,
Abstract: South African foreign policy is premised on the African Renaissance concept of good governance. The country’s good governance objectives are to strive for world peace and the settlement of all international disputes by negotiation – not war. Furthermore, South Africa's foreign policy is informed by its domestic policy which is guided by the vision of a democratic South Africa that promotes best practices with regard to good governance regionally and globally. Given its vision of effective global governance, South African foreign policy faces many challenges due to the various continental demands that include global food shortages, low intensity conflict, and low employment levels. This article argues that South Africa cannot accomplish its foreign policy objectives by itself and advocates the use of civic interest groups as a strategic tool of implementing soft power. In demonstrating the impact of civic interest groups as a foreign policy instrument, the article illustrates how globalisation has changed the world of international diplomacy, requiring non-state actors to become more active in transforming the economic and political playing field. Throughout the discussion, the South African Dialogue for Women is used as a case study that demonstrates how South Africa could further achieve its objectives of African Renaissance by supporting civil society initiatives in promoting good governance on the ground.
Profile: April Colosimo
April Colosimo
Partnership : the Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research , 2009,
Longing for the Mongrel
April Munson
Revista Electronica Interuniversitaria de Formación del Profesorado , 2009,
Abstract: Throughout the United States, there is a strong push for development and implementation of hybrid (blended) and online courses in higher education. Campuses attach themselves to a variety of programs to assist this occurrence, and training for faculty on how to use the programs happen regularly. However, despite the call to do it, and the offering of the tools, many are still left uncertain on how to move an imagined online course beyond repositories of data. Knowing how to use tools of technology is not enough. The first step is to revisit what it means to teach and learn. This article describes the reconceptualization of teaching and learning that is ongoing in the implementation of a hybrid seminar course in art education by a technology trainee.
Writing the irogonomi: Sexual politics, Heian-style
April Sprague
New Voices : A Journal for Emerging Scholars of Japanese Studies in Australia and New Zealand , 2011,
Abstract: Promiscuous “connoisseurs of love” (irogonomi) such as the fictional Genji and the semi-legendary Ariwara no Narihira have come to define popular perception of Heian period sexual politics; that is, their names have become shorthand for male privilege over women. In this article I will complicate established ideas regarding male promiscuity and privilege in the Heian period through an examination of Tales of Ise, Tale of Lady Ochikubo and Tale of Genji. I argue that, although women’s status as linchpins in the practice of “marriage politics” rarely translated into women’s individual empowerment, men’s reliance on marriage politics placed restrictions on men’s sexuality in ways that are rarely acknowledged by modern scholarship.
Evaluation of the Parallel Rural Community Curriculum at Flinders University, South Australia: Lessons learnt for Africa
ID Couper, PS Worley
African Journal of Health Professions Education , 2010,
Abstract: Objectives. To review data collected during an evaluation of the Flinders University Parallel Rural Community Curriculum (PRCC) in order to reflect on its relevance for medical education in Africa. Setting. The PRCC offers a community-based longitudinal curriculum as an alternative for students in their pre-final year of medical training. Design. Individual and focus group interviews were conducted with students, staff, health service managers, preceptors and community members. Results. Students are exposed to comprehensive, holistic, relationship-based care of patients, with a graded increase in responsibility. Students have varying experience at different sites, yet achieve the same outcomes. There is a strong partnership with the health service. Conclusions. The principle of balancing sound education and exposure to a variety of contexts, including longitudinal community-based attachments, deserves consideration by medical educators in Africa.
Successful practical work in challenging circumstances: Lessons to be learned from Uganda
R Worley, M Owen
African Journal of Chemical Education , 2013,
Abstract: This article is written in support of the argument that to encourage practical work in chemistry in schools where previously little had taken place, teachers should be taught basic workshop skills that they can use to safely improvise equipment suitable for use in their own school environment. These skills include cutting and bending glass tubing, inserting tubing through bungs and soldering electrical components. With these skills, teachers can make equipment to prepare gases, make spirit burners, and complete electrical connections. By empowering the teachers with these skills, they can train enthusiastic students to assist as technicians and with the teachers, visit other schools to pass on these skills. This process will compliment any government initiatives in this field of professional development. Prior to our visit to Uganda we anticipated that there could be issues with equipment and laboratory services but were surprised by the poor quality of the chemicals we found in the schools. This would make teaching practical chemistry a challenge even with the right equipment. [AJCE, 3(1), January 2013]
Bug shallowness in open-source, Macintosh software
G Gordon Worley III
Computer Science , 2004,
Abstract: Central to the power of open-source software is bug shallowness, the relative ease of finding and fixing bugs. The open-source movement began with Unix software, so many users were also programmers capable of finding and fixing bugs given the source code. But as the open-source movement reaches the Macintosh platform, bugs may not be shallow because few Macintosh users are programmers. Based on reports from open-source developers, I, however, conclude that that bugs are as shallow in open-source, Macintosh software as in any other open-source software.
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