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Table 2 Relevance of potential CPC activities

From: A national study of Continuous Professional Competence (CPC) amongst pre-hospital practitioners

Relevant = Very relevant/Relevant
Not relevant = Not relevant/Very irrelevant
P/AP = Paramedic/Advanced paramedic
N/A = Not asked/Not applicable
% of total = % of total responses
Relevant responses Not relevant responses Total responses for question
P/AP % of total EMT % of total P/AP % of total EMT % of total P/AP EMT
Practical training scenarios 582 94 % 266 83 % 9 1 % 2 1 % 613 321
Going on duty with Paramedics or APs N/A N/A 306 95 % N/A N/A 7 2 % N/A 321
Annual Cardiac re-certification 566 92 % N/A N/A 29 4 % N/A N/A 616 N/A
Access to e-learning followed by related practice 555 90 % 291 91 % 11 2 % 5 2 % 617 320
Access to medical journals/medical books 538 88 % 266 83 % 17 3 % 11 3 % 615 320
Training on a simulation manikin 535 88 % 297 93 % 25 4 % 7 2 % 613 321
Attending courses accredited by Regulator 518 84 % 307 96 % 30 5 % 2 1 % 614 319
Annual Cardiac First Response revalidation 517 85 % 311 97 % 60 10 % 6 1 % 611 322
Evidence of current CPG compliance 489 80 % N/A N/A 25 4 % N/A N/A 611 N/A
Mentoring others 483 79 % 277 87 % 47 8 % 12 4 % 613 317
Major incident/Emergency exercises 480 78 % 297 93 % 34 5 % 7 2 % 612 319
Regular practical assessments 458 75 % 253 79 % 48 8 % 13 4 % 613 319
Working in a related hospital department 453 74 % N/A N/A 64 10 % N/A N/A 612 N/A
Keeping a portfolio of CPC activities 441 73 % 288 90 % 55 9 % 4 1 % 606 319
Relevant conferences 405 66 % 246 78 % 74 12 % 18 6 % 613 317
Lecturing/teaching 403 65 % 276 86 % 76 12 % 15 5 % 612 319
Appraisal with senior Training Officer (or above) 373 61 % 248 78 % 92 15 % 20 6 % 612 319
Being a Tutor 349 57 % 251 79 % 95 16 % 19 6 % 607 316
Appraisal with a doctor/medical supervisor 309 51 % 207 66 % 115 19 % 37 11 % 610 320
Being an examiner 309 51 % 222 69 % 116 19 % 30 9 % 607 319
Case study review 283 46 % 204 64 % 114 19 % 20 6 % 610 317
Project work 223 37 % 152 48 % 166 27 % 50 16 % 607 318
E-learning modules only and no related practice 203 33 % 109 35 % 210 36 % 101 32 % 607 313
First Aid competitions N/A N/A 159 50 % N/A N/A 78 25 % N/A 315
Appraisal of journal publications 188 31 % 124 39 % 147 24 % 62 20 % 607 316