Posted: October 3rd, 2023
Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
College of Health and Biomedicine
ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEET
Family Name: First Name: Student ID Number:
Unit Code: Unit Title:
Assignment Title / Reference:
Name of Lecturer / Tutor: Tutorial Group (Day & Time):
Date Submitted: Student Contact Telephone No./Student Email Address
PLAGIARISM AND COLLUSION
Plagiarism is ‘a practice that involves the using of another person’s intellectual output and presenting it as one’s own’. This includes the presentation of work that has been copied, in whole or part, from other sources (including other students’ work, published books or periodicals, or unpublished works or unauthorized collaboration with other persons), without due acknowledgement. CONSEQUENCES OF PLAGIARISM AND COLLUSION
A student found guilty of plagiarism will be subject to one or all of the following:
Referral to Course Coordinator for: counseling; submission of further work; use of the services of Student Learning Unit; the placing of a record of the alleged infringement on the student’s file.
Referral of the matter to the Director of Teaching and Learning for: issuing of written warning; re- submission of work for assessment or the undertaking of another form of assessment such as an oral or unseen examination; allocation of a fail grade to part or all of the assessment; allocation a fail grade to the unit.
Referral of the matter to the Dean for: suspension from the course; official disciplinary action by the University Disciplinary Committee.
Students are required to submit their assignment to the relevant academic staff member. This may be done in class or via the staff member’s pigeon hole, mailbox or locker. Students should ensure they are aware of the location by checking with the lecturer / tutor before the due date.
HOW TO COLLECT YOUR MARKED ASSIGNMENT
Your work should be collected from the lecturer / tutor in class or from their office during their student consultation time. If work is not returned in class or prior to end of semester, please contact the unit coordinator.
Please make the necessary arrangements for collection. Staff in the College office and Student Services are NOT responsible for returning work to students.
A copy of this Assignment Cover Sheet is available from Student Forms: www.vu.edu.au/student-tools/student-forms
For more on assessment help and plagiarism: www.vu.edu.au/student-life/getting-help/assessment-progress-help
HNB3005: Assessment 1 Template Portfolio For this assessment you are required to:
Provide an outline of the evidence required for your PEP portfolio with rationale which will prepare students for undertaking continuing professional development (CPD) and a professional portfolio as a RN
Identify how this will be incorporated into their practice
Evidence of Learning should include but is not limited to:
Required (This is mandatory learning and the certificate for this MUST be uploaded in Assessment 3b and needs to be discussed in this assessment): Patient Safety Modules (4 in total) – https://patientsafetyfornursingstudents.org/patient-safety-online-module/ Suggested:
Bloodsafe – https://bloodsafelearning.org.au/
NPS Medicinewise – https://www.nps.org.au/
Hand hygiene – https://www.hha.org.au/
VSPR – https://www.vspr.net.au/joomla/
Any additional relevant learning that you may have completed whilst on HNB3005 placement. Please note that the evidence of this learning is required for Assessment 3b, this assessment is your template only. A minimum of four, however not limited to, learning opportunities need to be outlined.
Date Source Identified learning needs Type of activity Description of topic covered in activity, in your
own words Rationale of activity and how it will be incorporated into your practice
Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (Title)
As nursing professionals, it is important to engage in continuing professional development (CPD) activities to enhance our knowledge and skills, and ensure we are providing the best possible care for our patients. This portfolio template outlines learning activities I have completed and plan to undertake to support my ongoing professional development as a registered nurse.
Section 1: Mandatory Learning
Patient Safety Modules (Harvard, 2023)
In 2023, I completed the four mandatory patient safety modules developed by Patients Safety for Nursing Students. These online modules covered key topics such as communication in healthcare, medication safety, preventing infections, and reducing harm. Completing this training has helped me understand the importance of a culture of safety and how to apply safety practices in my daily nursing work.
Section 2: Additional Learning Activities
Blood Administration eLearning (National Blood Authority, 2022)
In 2022, I undertook the BloodSafe eLearning module on blood administration developed by the National Blood Authority. This two hour module provided comprehensive training on safe blood transfusion practices, including the identification of patients, blood product selection and administration techniques. I have applied the skills and knowledge gained to ensure the safe administration of blood products to patients in the clinical setting (National Blood Authority, 2022).
NPS MedicineWise Updates (NPS MedicineWise, 2023)
Each month, I review therapeutic updates and clinical practice recommendations provided through the NPS MedicineWise program. By keeping up-to-date with the latest evidence-based medicines information, I am able to provide optimal pharmacotherapy for patients under my care. For example, in March 2023 the update focused on new guidelines for the management of type 2 diabetes, allowing me to discuss updated treatment goals and medication options with the multi-disciplinary team (NPS MedicineWise, 2023).
Hand Hygiene Training (Hand Hygiene Australia, 2022)
In 2022, I completed the online hand hygiene training module developed by Hand Hygiene Australia. This training reinforced the five moments of hand hygiene and proper hand washing technique. I have since audited my own hand hygiene compliance and work to promote best practice hand hygiene among colleagues to prevent healthcare associated infections (Hand Hygiene Australia, 2022).
Section 3: Planned Learning Activities
Victorian Surgical Patient Registry (VSPR, 2023)
I plan to undertake the VSPR eLearning modules on surgical site infection prevention later this year. Understanding modifiable risk factors and evidence-based practices outlined in these modules will help me provide optimal pre and post-operative care and support to surgical patients under my care (VSPR, 2023).
This portfolio template outlines learning activities I have engaged with to date and intend to complete over the coming year. I am committed to ongoing professional development to ensure I am delivering safe, high quality and evidence-based nursing care. I will continue to critically reflect on my learning and practice, and update this portfolio accordingly.
Hand Hygiene Australia. (2022). Hand hygiene training module. https://www.hha.org.au
National Blood Authority. (2022). Blood administration eLearning. https://bloodsafelearning.org.au
NPS MedicineWise. (2023). Therapeutic updates. https://www.nps.org.au
Patients Safety for Nursing Students. (2023). Patient safety online modules. https://patientsafetyfornursingstudents.org
VSPR. (2023). Surgical site infection eLearning. https://www.vspr.net.au