This is a temporary page on our website to provide some ideas on CPD whilst the majority of us are not able to undertake home visits.
RWPN has not decided yet what dispensations (if any) will need to be made to CPD requirements but we know that CPD opportunities are hard to come by for the moment.
This might be an ideal time to look at the CPD page on the members-only section of the website https://www.rwpn.org.uk/CPD (this link will only work if you are logged in). The version of the CPD scheme on this page has been updated this month to include guidelines around the quality of reflective practice that is expected.
These are just a few suggestions.
We would love it if you could share any resources or ideas you may have.
A forum for sharing ideas can be found here - CPD in Lockdown.
The current crisis has changed the way we all work now and is likely to change the way we work in the immediate future. You might like to write a couple of separate CPD entries around your practice and your feelings about it, such as:
Each of these entries may count for one hour’s worth of CPD perhaps.
RWPN members automatically receive subscription to the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness (JVIB). There is an extensive archive of past issues. Worth finding something of interest. Access JVIB here
Daniel Kish “How I use sonar to navigate the world” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH0aihGWB8U
Deafblindness: Molly Watt “Hear no, See no, Techno” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdAGi7rlJdM
Mobility and exercise
Dona Sauerburger “Teaching Eccentric Vision for Mobility Purposes” – (audio described) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xabq5W1lw9o
Keeping fit and moving is essential for maintaining muscle tone and bone density. Reduction in either of these can raise the risk of falls, in addition to the risks due to reduced sight and poor lighting. Lockdown has seriously reduced opportunities for daily exercise. This may be a useful resource Accessible exercises for blind people
link to the Spectrum Centre at the University of Lancaster that have developed a number of free multi media self help materials for people with bipolar and/or psychosis. The department is run by two professors of clinical psychology Steve Jones and Fiona Lobban. The tools have been developed over several years with service user input. A relatives recovery tool kit: https://reacttoolkit.uk/
Professor Seb Crutch "The neuropsychology of dementia related to visual impairment" Posterior Cortical Atrophy (from Vision UK conference) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y1EXpgNkuE
The Many Faces of Dementia https://www.ucl.ac.uk/short-courses/search-courses/many-faces-dementia a four week (8 hour total), free training course. Booking required. Next start date 11th May
How to change a diaper (one of series of blind mom hacks "seeing blind") https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfzzO7x7XoQ&list=PLATI5f7MilEcJ15p-9UJj505--OSa9-7S
The following link has not been tested for accessibility with screen readers I am afraid. Traumatic Brain Injury training module http://www.tbistafftraining.info/SelfStudy/Module_1/1.0.htm
The role of technology around the home/smart houses
Webinar from Sight and Sound Technology December 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sepj8VRq_-Q&t=204s
General Social Care Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) run webinars on a wide range of subjects. SCIE membership is free and well worth a look.https://www.scie.org.uk/?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=adwords&utm_campaign=general&utm_content=scie&utm_term=improve&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIv6WCi_iF6QIV8IBQBh1J6gkcEAAYASAAEgJck_D_BwE