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Health Care Continuing Education (CE)
Health professionals serve as the bridge between patients, the knowledge generated by scientific research and the policies and practices to implement that knowledge.
The public trusts health professionals to provide care that is safe, efficient, effective, timely, patient-centered, and equitable.
Health professionals in Ontario graduates after extensive formal education, followed by a process of certification of competencies and often registration with a regulatory health care college.
Continuing education (CE) is a post-grad and post-professional designation commitment that continues the duration of a health professional’s career.
CE serves two functions: maintenance of current practice and translation of knowledge into practice.
Educating AT professionals about new theories and evidence of what does and does not work, and under what circumstances, is one part of promoting the provision of better health care.
Life-long learning is rooted in the position that learning occurs along a continuum. CE units might be required to attain credits for the licensure and credentialing to practice, or, if regulated health care professionals, CE is mandatory as part of annual self-learning commitments to maintain competence and improve quality of care delivered.
Regardless, for the OATA, it is a commitment to supporting the advancement of the AT scope of practice.