Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the means by which health care professionals maintain and improve their knowledge, skills, and competence, and develop the professional qualities required throughout their professional life.
For NPs in family practice, CPD means keeping up with the endless updates to guidelines and prescribing/deprescribing recommendations. I also value ensuring this education is Canadian, which is why RxFiles (one of my favorite Canadian prescribing resources) is an annual update I try never to miss. It is fast-paced, chalked full of clinical pearls, and highly relevant to my everyday practice. Attending these sessions makes me a better clinician with critical reflections on what is important to share with my colleagues and patients.
So while it means time away from family and clinic, it is vital to being able to give my all, every day! Bonus, this year it is once again online (thank you COVID-19) - silver linings right!?!
Enjoy your Saturday
Cindy Fehr RN(NP)
Cindy is an experienced RN(NP) residing in Southern Manitoba, Canada, with a passion to support her patients looking and feeling their best at every age. This blog is to support patients in gaining knowledge about skincare, medical aesthetics procedures, and health & wellness practices. It is her goal to share the knowledge she gains from continuous reading of research, and regular continuing professional development sessions. Pursuit of personal and professional growth is paramount to Cindy and she loves to share this learning with her patients.