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Table 2 Relevance of potential CPC activities

From: Continuous Professional Competence (CPC) for Irish paramedics and advanced paramedics: a national study

Very relevant/Relevant = Relevant Relevant Not relevant Total responses for question
Not relevant/Very irrelevant = Not relevant
  Responses % of total responses Responses % of total responses  
Practical training scenarios 582 94% 9 1% 613
Annual cardiac re-certification 566 92% 29 4% 616
Access to e-learning followed by related practice 555 90% 11 2% 617
Access to medical journals/Medical books 538 88% 17 3% 615
Training on a simulation manikin 535 88% 25 4% 613
Attending courses accredited by PHECC 518 84% 30 5% 614
Annual cardiac first response revalidation 517 85% 60 10% 611
Evidence of current CPG compliance 489 80% 25 4% 611
Mentoring others 483 79% 47 8% 613
Major incident/Emergency exercises 480 78% 34 5% 612
Regular practical assessments 458 75% 48 8% 613
Working in a related hospital department 453 74% 64 10% 612
Keeping a portfolio of CPC activities 441 73% 55 9% 606
Relevant conferences e.g RESUS 405 66% 74 12% 613
Lecturing/Teaching 403 65% 76 12% 612
Appraisal with senior training officer (or above) 373 61% 92 15% 612
Being a tutor 349 57% 95 16% 607
Appraisal with a doctor/Medical supervisor 309 51% 115 19% 610
Being an examiner 309 51% 116 19% 607
Case study review 283 46% 114 19% 610
Project work 223 37% 166 27% 607
e-learning modules only and no related practice 203 33% 210 36% 607
Appraisal of journal publications 188 31% 147 24% 607