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Copyright © 2007 by Thomson Delmar Learning. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 1

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Importance of Lifelong Learning • • • World changing faster than ever before Technological

Importance of Lifelong Learning • • • World changing faster than ever before Technological advances New products Learning continues after graduation Need to keep up with changes on the job Copyright © 2007 by Thomson Delmar Learning. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 3

Keeping Up With Changes in Health Care • Changes are constant • Knowledge quickly

Keeping Up With Changes in Health Care • Changes are constant • Knowledge quickly becomes outdated • Graduation is end of formal training, but beginning of lifetime learning • Changes that affect health care Copyright © 2007 by Thomson Delmar Learning. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 4

Continuing Education Units • CEUs – Credits for learning after graduation • Also known

Continuing Education Units • CEUs – Credits for learning after graduation • Also known as CPE • Some professions require a specified number of CEU before relicensure or recertification Copyright © 2007 by Thomson Delmar Learning. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 5

Ways to Earn CEUs • • • Special sessions or workshops Home study or

Ways to Earn CEUs • • • Special sessions or workshops Home study or study packets Distance education courses Internet courses Evaluate quality and applicability of course Copyright © 2007 by Thomson Delmar Learning. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 6

Criteria for Choosing CEUs • • Requirements of your current job Future career goals

Criteria for Choosing CEUs • • Requirements of your current job Future career goals Reputation of educational provider Areas of personal and/or professional weakness that need improvement • Personal and/or professional interests Copyright © 2007 by Thomson Delmar Learning. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 7

Self-Directed Learning • Planned activities to increase your knowledge and skills • Observe others

Self-Directed Learning • Planned activities to increase your knowledge and skills • Observe others • Ask questions • Read books and journal articles • Study in small groups Copyright © 2007 by Thomson Delmar Learning. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 8

Self-Directed Learning • Attend professional conferences and meetings • Watch videos or DVDs and

Self-Directed Learning • Attend professional conferences and meetings • Watch videos or DVDs and educational television programs • Explore the Internet Copyright © 2007 by Thomson Delmar Learning. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 9