Professional Development Plan Essay

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This assignment describes my own Professional Development Plan (PDP) for the first six months of my nurse registration. Following a PDP will show my commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), otherwise known as PREP (CPD). PREP stands for Post-Registration Education and Practice and is a set of Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) standards and guidance that help nurses give the best possible care (NMC PREP Handbook 2006 p3); part of which is a commitment to CPD. CPD is a process of learning activities designed for individuals to reach their full potential, so they provide the highest possible standards of patients care (NMC PREP Handbook 2006 p9). By following a PDP I will develop my knowledge, understanding
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I will undertake the appropriate training concerning infusion devices, knowledge of drug administration, aseptic techniques, the management and careful assessment of the condition of the patient’s during the infusion. I will follow the IV drug administration policy and guidelines to develop my understanding of the requirements and to achieve my objectives. To gain competence I will complete the relevant training package (Anonymised NHS Trust 2007-2008), attend integrated IV drug administration study days, and follow a period of supervised practice from a colleague with experience in IV therapy who will be a role model and mentor (NMC The code 2007). I will research the relevant journals and learn about the drugs commonly used with IV Therapy in my clinical area and I will follow the NMC The code (2007), the NMC standards for medicines management (2007) coupled with the trust policies and procedures.

I will reflect on my knowledge and understanding by reviewing the training package (Anonymised NHS Trust 2007-2008) and by checking my understanding with my mentor and other experienced staff. The single specific goal that I have set for myself is to be able to safely, legally and competently administer IV drugs.

My measures of success will be the completion of the training package (Anonymised NHS Trust 2007-2008). I will continue to undertake a self-assessment process