For many healthcare professionals, a busy schedule, hundreds of patients and often overcrowded waiting rooms have become the norm. That’s why we’d like to express our appreciation and thanks by offering you free and easy options to earn continuous education units (CEUs).
For every twelve-month period, professionals are required to have 30 health care CEUs. This means that you need to set aside enough time, every month, to ensure that you are constantly adding to your record. Five of the 30 points must be on ethics, medical law and human rights. Each CEU is valid for 24 months.
Healthcare practitioners should work towards having a balance of 60 CEUs by the end of their second year of professional practice as this should ensure that they have 30 valid CEUs during any given period.
Units can be earned by reading accredited articles online (on which tests can be written), by attending specific workshops, and by listening to accredited professional talks about healthy living. There are other various means of earning points, including research and paper writing. However, each sector differs – please visit your registration board to see what is relevant to your field.
The following professionals are among those who should be accumulating healthcare CEUs:
- Medical doctors
- Oral hygienists
- Emergency carers
- Occupational therapists
- Speech therapists
If you fall into any of these categories, be sure to keep up with the relevant trends and health resources to gain optimal CPD. If you’re working in a hospital or clinic, you’ll most likely be alerted about the latest events and workshops for earning CEUs. Forums and professional groups can also be joined to ensure that you find the latest information and health resources that are relevant to your field and which will boost your CPD status.