Caitriona Gowing 26/03/2011 • Continuous Professional Development • Continuous Education • Lifelong Learning • Personal Development Plans • Learning on the job • Developmenticus Professionalicus Continuousicus • Developmente Continuouso What is CPD? How do you do CPD? Why should you engage in CPD? CPD is ANYTHING that helps you to be a better pharmacy technician Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) is central to working as a professional. It enables pharmacy technicians to demonstrate to their employers and to their customers that they are maintaining and building on their capabilities (www.pharmtech.ie) Over to you... Self-appraisal (identify learning needs) Evaluation Personal Plan (were the (how to learning needs address met?) learning needs) Documentation Action (telling the (meeting the story!) learning needs) • Difference between actual performance and desired/required/optimal performance • Strategies to identify: – Gap analysis – Self assessment (diaries, journals) – Peer review – Observation – Reflection on action – Reflection on events – Critical Incident review – Comparison to standards / competencies • Recognising existing performance • Deciding on target performance – Competencies – Legal requirements – Standards – SOPs – Departmental procedures • Identifying the gap • The invisible gap! Self appraisal / Learning Need – would like to improve ability to sculpt icing into realistic shapes for wedding cakes Personal Plan – clay modelling evening course Action! Documentation – attendance cert Evaluation – satisfied customers General areas for learning needs assessment Actual performance Ideal performance ◦ Reproducible ◦ Effective ◦ Evidence based Personal Plan - PG Dip in Clinical Teaching “Knowledge of medicine and patients confers clinical credibility; knowledge of teaching and learning principles increases teaching credibility” Bligh 2001 Action – ongoing Documentation – ongoing +++! Evaluation?! • Learning – change in Knowledge, Understanding, Skills, Attitudes or Behaviour • Cognitive theory – surface vs deep learning, activating the filing cabinet, elaboration Reflection in and on action Experiential Learning Other examples... Confucius ‘That which is not written, did not happen’ How do you do yours? Departmental records Logbooks Diaries Critical Incident Analysis Online resources (e.g. GPhC in the UK) Was the learning need met, has the gap been filled? Have outcomes improved because of the cycle of CPD? Has a new learning need been identified? Do you feel personally more competent? Have you attained/reached a competency standard? Brainstorm!!! Possible future requirement for registration / re-registration / validation Central to being a healthcare professional Evidence to peers and customers of service that competencies have been maintained and achieved Meet departmental objectives / targets Meet HSE objectives / targets Standardisation of service provision Personal fulfilment Structured argument for course/ conference attendance! PA Consulting review of CPD Institute of pharmacy CPD system to allow needs to be identified and met in formal and informal circumstances. Recording of CPD ‘Face-to –face’ accreditation / validation in patient care scenarios, entire register in 5 years Compulsory, all to be compliant by 2014 http://www.thepsi.ie/Libraries/Education/PSI_Inter national_Review_of_CPD_Models.sflb.ashx RPSGB – GPhC and PLB Record of CPD either electronically or written Nine entries per year Record how CPD has affected quality or development of practice Submit CPD record on request (400 every fortnight!) www.uptodate.org.uk CPD: Top ten tips – 1 Make a start 2 Write an entry on how to write an entry! 3 Decide how you wish to record your CPD 4 Identify a specific learning/development need 5 Make sure you answer all the questions on the CPD recording format you have chosen 6 Make use of the resources available to you to help you get started 7 Don’t complete the competence question until you become more confident with writing your CPD entries 8 Use a notebook to help you remember CPD entries you would like to write up 9 Remember to include feedback in the evaluation stage of your CPD entry 10 Review your CPD entries Continuous Professional Development Not just for Easter Not just reading articles Not just an annual outing! CPD + U = a brighter future for pharmacy!
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