Spring 2018 Internal Matters

Examples of self-reflection

Learning Activity: CPR Recertification

Unacceptable reflections

  • job requirement
  • my boss makes me do it

Acceptable reflection

  • Now that I have recertified my CPR, I am better able to handle or assist in an emergency situation should the need arise.
  • I am now more equipped with how to take action should a patient require lifesaving intervention. Despite the hospital having a “code team”, there are still things than should be done immediately while waiting for the code team to arrive and take over.
  • I feel more confident that I can intervene to assist a patient if this becomes necessary.

Learning Activity: Regulation Education Module

Unacceptable reflections

  • good to know
  • Helps me meet my CCP hours
  • I was forced to do this by the Hearing Tribunal

Acceptable reflection

  • I am now able to fully understand my responsibilities as a regulated professional which will enhance my professionalism and patient care.

Learning Activity: Applications Training

Unacceptable reflection

  • Learned how to operate new camera system; learned new software

Acceptable reflection

  • I learned how to operate the new vendor camera system so that I am able to perform the imaging that is required of me when I work at the hospital site at which I am employed.

Learning Activity: Course on Cultural Competence

Unacceptable reflections

  • I don’t deal with patients and so this has no bearing on my practice.

Acceptable reflection

  • Although I do not deal with patients directly, the skills and tools that I have gained through this training will help me in my position as a manager as I manage technologists from many different cultures/backgrounds. It will assist me in understanding cultural trends in communication that will allow me to have more effective conversations with my employees.

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