FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Updated Continuing Competence News

The final changes to the Practice Reflection Submission process and forms are now complete and approved by Council. These changes have been outlined in the recent December 2021 newsletter. The Continuing Competency Program completed a pilot of this new process in September 2021 with members of Council, CPM committee members and staff, to trial the new form and process. The pilot planned for CPM registrants will occur in February 2022 following renewal. If you would like to volunteer for this pilot, please contact the coordinator through the CPM office. A random selection for this pilot will be completed following renewal and selected registrants will be contacted in February 2022 with more details.

Practice Reflection Submission

The main difference with the new Practice Submission form and process is the reduction of submissions required as well as the timeline of the submission. Previously registrants were expected to have two Learning Goals developed at the beginning of the year and would then submit two Accomplishment Statements at the end of that year reflecting on their Learning Goals. The new process will have one submission completed per year. This submission is retrospective in nature; meaning a registrant will reflect on a goal or learning opportunity they had in the last year, removing the need to identify these goals in advance. Twenty percent of active registrants will continue to be randomly selected per year to submit their forms for peer review. The Program will be trialing an online submission of these forms through the renewal database for our pilot in February 2022. The presence of these forms will be checked as well during the Practice Audit process. It will be expected that a registrant is able to produce the last five years of Practice Reflection Submission forms during their onsite or virtual audit as of 2022. As the Professional Portfolio will no longer be a mandatory part of the Continuing Competency Program in 2022, these submissions can be saved in paper or electronic format and do not need to be presented in the portfolio format. Please visit the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba Member Portal (manitobaphysio.com) to view the Practice Reflection Submission resources.

Practice Audit

The Practice Audit component of the Continuing Competency Program continues to flow well with excellent work from our eight trained auditors. To date, a total of 137 practice audits have taken place. The selection for a Practice Audit occurs randomly from our list of Active registrants. It is expected that each registrant would be selected for audit every 5-7 years. The Practice Audit documents have been added to the CPM Member Portal as well for all registrants to access and review as needed.

If you would like to participate as a volunteer in the Practice Audit Program, please contact CPM at (204) 287-8502.

If you would like further information regarding the Continuing Competency Program or the specific information provided above, please contact info@manitobaphysio.com.


Updated December 9
, 2021