Why Occupational therapy is importantWhy Occupational therapy is important

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is how occupational therapists maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence. CPD is an important component in the continued provision of safe and effective services. All practising therapists must undertake CPD. The CPD standard requires you to complete at least five hours of interactive CPD activities as there is some evidence that this facilities effective learning. It also helps to maintain connections with other practioners and contemporary practice. Interactive CPD activities are any activities that involve other practioners such as face to face education in person or through technologies such as web conferencing.

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Why CPD is important for Occupational Therapists

by Nexlec team 

Oct 14, 2021

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is how occupational therapists maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge, expertise and competence. CPD is an important component in the continued provision of safe and effective services.

All practising therapists must undertake CPD. The CPD standard requires you to complete at least five hours of interactive CPD activities as there is some evidence that this facilities effective learning. It also helps to maintain connections with other practioners and contemporary practice. Interactive CPD activities are any activities that involve other practioners such as face to face education in person or through technologies such as web conferencing.

Interprofessional CPD activities can also have benefits by supporting effective interprofessional practice which, in turn, optimises health services, strengthens health systems and improves health outcomes.

Head to the following link to read more about this article <https://www.occupationaltherapyboard.gov.au/registration-standards/continuing-professional-development.aspx>


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