CPD - Nursing Council of Mauritius

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NURSING COUNCIL WORKSHOPS
0CTOBER 2013
CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT (CPD)
Dhunraj FOOLCHAND
(Chairperson Nursing Council)
DEFINITION
• CPD - is a purposeful process by which
members of a profession are committed to
maintain, improve and broaden their
knowledge, skills and competence
throughout their careers to ensure they
retain their capacity to practice safely,
effectively, competently and legally within
their evolving scope of practice.
PURPOSE
The purpose of CPD is to assist health
professionals - to maintain and acquire new
and updated levels of knowledge, skills and
competencies. It also ensures that nurses and
Midwives have opportunities to pursue and
achieve professional growth throughout their
careers.
PRINCIPLES
• Is a continuous process
• Is self directed
• Based on learning needs of
an individual
• Actively seeks to improve a
nurse skills, knowledge and
performance
• Is well planned, structured
through a personal plan
• Build on existing
knowledge and experience
• Links an individual’s
learning to practice
• Involves a wide range of
formal and informal
teaching activities.
• Applies adult learning
principles.
• Applies to all nurses
irrespective of their grades
NATURE OF CPD
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CPD can be voluntary or mandatory.
No penalties if CPD is voluntary.
Evidence of CPD is necessary if mandatory.
CPD activities are offered by educational
institutions, professional associations,
donors, health facilities or private providers .
• E.g - All health professionals registered with
the Health Professions Council must
undertake CPD to stay registered.
REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum requirements for CPD
• Activities should be recorded in a log
book in the form of a professional port
folio profile duly signed by the provider
• All CPD activities should be at least one
hour in length.
SCOPE
• CPD activities should be as broad as possible.
• CPD should take into account individual’s goal
of the learner.
• CPD may include formal or informal learning,
self directed and experiential learning.
SCOPE (Ctn)
• Formal learning – relates to undergraduate or
post graduate education at a school of
nursing, college or university.
• Informal learning – includes short courses
either face to face, distance or online.
• Experiential or self directed – learning
undertaken independently by the learner.
DOCUMENTATION
• CPD activities should be documented.
• Explanation of the activity.
• Evidence that the activity has been
carried out.
QUALITY STANDARDS
• There should be a CPD framework.
• Required resources are in place.
• Use of valid and reliable assessment
methods.
• Use of standardised documents
CONCLUSION
• CPD attempts to update knowledge and skills
of Nurses and Midwives to better adapt to
ongoing changes of the health care
environment.
• CPD can be either voluntary or mandatory ,
but must be in line with the regulatory
framework.
• CPD must be flexible and standards should
be respected.
END OF PRESENTATION
THANK YOU

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