To continue on from last week's On-Track Tuesday blog, I wanted to continue on with the deficiencies that we found in this year's QA Records submissions.
Last week, we talked about creating a good Goal Statement, that is SMART.
This week, we would like to focus on the deficiencies with the Activities / Bibliographies.
When working on your Learning Portfolio, always have the mind-set to make it easy for the assessor. When recording a CQI Activity, you need to have a complete bibliography.
Always make sure that the bibliography contains this info:
- Title (of course, webinar, article)
- Author or Presenter Name (full name and credentials)
- What issue (if a journal), Chapter if a text book, Name of book, and include page numbers. If you found it on line you must include the URL (website). This is from Milestones 2020 Issue 2, page 15: Any sources accessed online need to include the name of the website, the title of the specific page or pages you visited on that site, and the direct website link to the source
- If it was sponsored, include who the sponsor was
What you don't need to do is write a biography of the presenter. Just make it easy for the assessor to find the resource.
Here is an example:
Fall in Love with the Process: A Process of Care Workshop; Presented by Beth Parkes, RDH, BSc and Kerry Lepicek, RDH; live online course with rdhu; rdhu.ca
Sleep Apnea: A NOT So Silent Killer; Written by Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH; president of rdhu; oralhygiene Journal March 2021; pages 24, 25, 27; www.oralhealthgroup.com (and if you read it online you add the URL) \; https://www.oralhealthgroup.com/features/sleep-apnea-a-not-so-silent-killer/
Be thorough in your bibliography, the first time. Give as much information you can. If you watched a webinar that has expired, that link is gone, just put who it is with (ie www.odha.on.ca)
We hope you can join us tomorrow night for our FREE online course with Bisco Canada and again this Friday, for The RDH View!
Have a great week ahead. Please take a look below for what is coming up!