The PSA’s CPD tool has been improved to be more user-friendly and responsive, PSA says
The CPD tool – launched last July – is free for PSA members and helps to identify professional development needs relevant to their scope of practice and related competencies.
PSA says it is delighted that around 4,500 members have already accessed the tool to develop a CPD plan for the current CPD year.
PSA spokesperson and leading pharmacist Dr Shane Jackson welcomed the revamped tool, saying it will continue to support thousands of pharmacists across Australia.
“We’ve listened to the feedback for making the process of developing a CPD plan as easy and efficient as possible – these new updates make an already great tool even better. The tool aids pharmacists in building and maintaining a dynamic CPD plan that supports lifelong learning and career development,” Dr Jackson says.
“Members can also utilise PSA’s extensive range of CPD to find those activities that best meet their learning needs.”
Other significant improvements to the tool include:
- A single sign-in if a member is already signed into the PSA website.
- Ability to transfer (‘clone’) a scope of practice from a previously developed CPD plan.
- Ability to move forwards and backwards through the self-assessment process.
- Inclusion of a self-assessment for Domains 1 and 2.
- Easier identification and assessment of professional development opportunities.
- Ability to upload completion certificates for self-recorded CPD activities.
PSA Executive Director Practice Support & Education Jan Ridd says the major advantage of the improved tool is the simple identification of learning opportunities by pharmacists and how PSA can provide expert education and training to support pharmacists’ career advancement in any area of practice.
“All PSA members have benefitted from PSA’s CPD Planning Tool as it supports them to develop a CPD plan, making mandatory Pharmacy Board of Australia CPD requirements easy to achieve, enjoyable and relevant to advancing their practice,” Ms Ridd says.
Ms Ridd says increased access to clinical and management education will enable any pharmacist irrespective of their area of practice to benefit from using this user-friendly CPD tool.