We have thoroughly revised A Strategic Guide to Continuing Professional Development for Health and Care Professionals: The TRAMm Model (2nd ed). The new edition includes the latest professional policy guidance updates as well as the results of our ongoing research into professional development within health and social care. The importance of applying new learning in practice is reflected by the updated TRAMm model, in which ‘A’ now stands for ‘Apply’ (rather than ‘Activity’, as in the first edition).
There is a new chapter on changing mindsets about CPD and how to create opportunities for learning and development, despite limited resources in the current economic climate.
We have also expanded the chapter on CPD engagement, with updated evidence on exploring your strengths and preferred styles of learning.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is essential for all health and social care professionals. It is also beneficial for organisations. Evidence shows that when there is investment in CPD, individuals feel valued and their practice improves.
In order to maximise the potential of your CPD, our practical handbook guides you through the updated five TRAMm ‘stations’: Tell (T), Record (R), Apply (A), Monitor (M) and measure (m). The tried-and-tested TRAMm Model reflects the five standards for CPD laid down by the Health and Care Professions Council; and your own learning needs provide the main focus, enabling you to develop a full CPD portfolio as you progress.
At the end of each chapter, there are opportunities to reflect on your learning – and apply theory to practice through a series of tasks.
The book is designed for all levels (from health and social care students to experienced practitioners), the book may also be useful for associated support workers and other healthcare professionals, including doctors, pharmacists, optometrists, nurses and midwives. In addition, some aspects will be relevant for professionals outside healthcare, such as teachers, surveyors and engineers.
Above all, the book demonstrates that CPD is closely linked to professional and personal success and well-being, and we should all see it as an essential part of our working lives.
Whilst TRAMmCPD has been developed by Occupational Therapists all professions may benefit from the TRAMm Model and TRAMm Trail to guide CPD. The TRAMm Tracker is currently written for those regulated by the HCPC but it could be adapted to suit other requirements. Please contact us if you have any queries or comments.
Please be aware if you decide to purchase, our latest book is published in 2020 rather than the earlier edition published in 2016. They both have very similar covers.
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'...there are limited publications in relation to CPD 'how to' which makes this book unique and useful' ''
'The chapters build on each other but could be dipped into independently depending on the readers needs'
'Given that professionals often require encouragement to pause and reflect, this model is significant as it provides a structure and strategy for a progressive framework'
'Very much like the strategic approach to the model'
'... easy to follow, embedded and applied to practice, provides a model which is easy to follow and aimed at all levels from student to experienced professional to guide CPD'.
...the book is detailed and easy to read' 'The vignettes are particularly useful and will allow practitioners to associate with the different characters. The continuous re-introduction and follow through of characters throughout the chapters is easy to follow and makes for interesting reading, following their respective stories
'... nurses could use the TRAMm Model to help them engage with re-validation because it enables them to focus on improving their practice and advancing their career'.