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Education of self, colleagues, clients and families incorporates:

  • Participating in ongoing education, quality improvement processes and continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Providing medication skills education and information to residents, their families and staff.
  • Communication and counselling with a resident, family and staff regarding expected therapeutic outcomes. This may include supervision and delegation skills.
  • Management skills.


Demonstrate understanding of:

  • where to access up-to date medicines information
  • where to access and familiarity with CMI
  • commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) e.g. initiatives in relation to medicines
  • commitment to life-long learning and development of competencies
  • different education models and modes e.g. short courses, e-Learning, in-service, from other professionals
  • how to document CPD
  • commitment to ongoing involvement of client and family in care decisions (good QUM!).


Demonstrate ability to:

  • access appropriate ongoing professional development to ensure medication competence
  • reflect and critically appraise professional journals and readings for relevant ongoing learning and professional development
  • maintain a professional learning portfolio
  • coach other staff and facilitate learning opportunities within the workplace
  • use CMI as a counselling tool, and
  • provide appropriate medicine information for residents / families and others.


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