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Continuing Professional Development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which health and social care professionals maintain and improve their knowledge, skills and competence, and develop the professional qualities required throughout their professional life.

CPD is an integral component in the continuing provision of safe and effective services for the benefit of service users. CPD requires engagement by the health and social care professional in a range of learning activities on an on-going basis.

What is CPD?

CORU have just released a video outlining what CPD is and how to do it. This video which is only 4 minutes long will answer so many questions for you. Click here to view it.

 

Awarding CPD Credits

Your Academy CPD officers hosted a webinar about CPD and Registration on Thursday, 2nd July at 2pm. This webinar is now available to view as a video in the ACSLM’s members CPD section. Click here and check out the ACSLM webinar calendar for upcoming webinars of interest. There’s plenty of information out there regarding CPD: the last Converse edition, CPD of the month (July/August 2019), ACSLM Newsletter and ACSLM meeting last June in Dublin.

We are upgrading the ACSLM CPD database so that it reflects the requirements of CORU with emphasis on the CPD/PDP reporting function. Currently, it’s not possible to select CPD credits for your work. This function is being re-modelled so you can self-award CPD credits in line with CORU requirements. Continue with your CPD activities and log your work when Axia returns to full functionality. We expect to go live with the new system in January 2021.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your queries at cpd@acslm.ie – Jemma Kehoe & Leo Mulvany.

In brief, CPD is a self-directed learning process based on a four stage CPD cycle which includes:
1. Review of learning needs
2. Planning to address learning needs
3. Implementing the plan by engaging in learning opportunities and
4. Evaluating and reflecting on the outcome of learning on your practice, service users and quality of service delivery. The learning cycle can support you to structure your CPD to meet identified learning needs to enhance your skills, knowledge and professional competence.

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