Comments are closed. Learning for life: CPD theory in practiceOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learned is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnedfrom studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you canapply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explorefurther. 1. When was the first course for OH nursing? a) 1934 b) 1954 c) 1964 d) 1974 2. What was a major influence on the education of nurses in the last10years? a) Agenda for change b) The Nursing process c) Nursing models d) Project 2000 3. What is needed to be seen as competent? a) Knowledge b) Skill c) Understanding d) All of the above 4. What does a degree classification indicate? a) A highly academic person b) Someone with independent thought and capable of synthesis c) An expert practitioner d) Some one with a breadth of nursing knowledge 5. How can a new graduate become an expert? a) By getting a good degree classification b) Classroom learning c) As a result of continuing and reflective practice? d) Getting a well-paid job 6. It is the aim of AOHNE to develop reflective practitioners who are: a) Critical thinkers and knowledgeable doers b) Skilled at OH practice c) Able to undertake research d) Capable leaders 7. What is the first step for the CDG to take? a) To decide on the module needed b) To develop a philosophy c) To review the literature d) To develop a degree 8. How long should it take to complete a part-time degree programmes? a) Six months b) One year c) Two years d) Five years 9. What is Rogers’ approach to education? a) Rational b) Utilitarian c) Idealistic d) Humanistic 10. Which government document is the course congruent with? a) Taking a Public Health Approach in the Workplace b) Securing Health Together c) Good Health is Good Business d) Revitalising Health & Safety, a strategy statement Answers & feedback 1) a – The RCN started OHN training in 1934 , then called Industrial Nursing.The history of OH nursing can be found in The Birth of Industrial Nursing,Charley 1954. 2) b 3) d – Competence is about having knowledge, skillsand understanding – all three are required to be classed by both yourself andothers as competent. It may be worth carrying out a literature search to findout more. Also discuss with your colleagues or supervisor/mentor and find outwhat competence means to you. 4) b – Many people think that having adegree is about having a great deal of knowledge, which it is not. It is aboutbeing able to think something through and to be able to find out more and knowwhere to find out more. Again, discuss this with your mentor/supervisor orcolleagues to find out what it all means to you and others. 5) c – It isworth reading Benner to find out more about the different levels, from noviceto expert. Plus, the article in Occupational Health, ‘Time for Reflection’ (May2004). 6) a 7) b – Have you developed your own philosophy of OH nursing?If not, it maybe worth thinking about what you value and believe about OH. 8)c 9) d – It is worth getting hold of Rogers’ book, listed in the referenceson page 29. It is an interesting aspect of teaching and learning. 10) a– Re-read this document or download a copy from the DoH website.