My registrant title

My registrant title(s) and cycle period:
My work setting(s):
Any additional roles, qualifications or professional interests:
My patient population:
Dental nurse 2015-2020 cycle.
Undergraduate dental hygiene student.
NHS as well as private practice.

Undergraduate dental hygiene student at the University of Portsmouth

I am able to assist dentists and other dental care professionals during dental procedures, be able to perform decontamination role when needed.

Involves large ethnic and cultural diversity of a broad population.

1. My personal development plan

What do I need to learn or maintain for this cycle?

How does this relate to my field of practice?
Which development outcome does it link to?
What benefit will this have to my work?
How will I meet this learning or maintenance need?
When will I complete the activity?
CPR/BLS/AED for health care professionals.

As per the GDC standards, I am expected to have an updated knowledge on the medical emergencies / BLS as part of my general clinical duties as a dental nurse.
C
I will be able to assist in managing medical emergencies when needed.

Attending a medical emergencies course annually.
Annually
Maintain my skills and knowledge in radiography.
Highly recommended topic by the GDC. Also, keeping an up to date knowledge on radiography would contribute to own as well as patient safety.

C
I will be able to explain the concepts of radiation dose, meet patient safety standards for radiography and an up to date knowledge on radiography complying with IR(ME)R.

Refreshing my knowledge on radiography by undertaking CPD. (Minimum 5 hours total in each cycle)

Annually.
Safeguarding- Recognising the signs of neglect, abuse or harm.

Recommended CPD topic from GDC, and will be relevant to my daily role treating different patients.

A & D
As part of a team member, I will be able to determine the differences between normal physical injuries and physical abuse.
Undertaking this activity would ensure I am able to identify any signs of neglect, harm or abuse contributing to the safety of the patients in the dental practice as well as people around me on a daily basis.
Attending a safeguarding course online in every cycle to refresh knowledge on this topic and be able to identify any suspicious behaviour in my patients.
Annually.
Maintain my skills and knowledge in decontamination of dental instruments.
As part of my clinical duties, as a dental nurse and a dental hygiene student, I am responsible for disinfection and decontamination of the surgery as well as dental instruments.

C
Undertaking this activity will ensure that I am up to date with my knowledge on HTM-01-05 guidelines ensuring the safety of the patients.

Attending a practical session provided at the University of Portsmouth.

Attending a course online provided by Isopharm training to maintain my skills and knowledge in decontamination.
Annually
First aid
As a dental hygiene student, undertaking this activity would ensure my confidence in assisting in any medical emergencies that could occur in a dental environment.
C & D
I will be able to confidently conduct a first aid risk assessment, be able to assist in managing medical emergencies when needed.
I have been taking part in a first aid session every Monday for 2 hours which is provided by St. John’s ambulance members/ University students at the student union.
2019
Improve my skills in oral health promotion.
-delivering oral hygiene instructions -dietary analysis
-giving advice on smoking and alcohol cessation.

As a dental hygiene student, I must be able to promote oral health, be able to advice on smoking and alcohol cessation for optimum oral health.
C
As a dental hygiene student, I will be able to deliver oral health education and motivate patients by delivering information about the risk factor of smoking and alcohol.
Undertake lecture at the University of Portsmouth.
Annually
Clinical staging and claims guidance.
As a dental hygiene student, I must be able to understand the latest NHS regulations and guidance and be able to discuss the relevance of the guidelines in relation to the care of the patients.
C ; D
Undertaking this activity will ensure that I am up to date with the knowledge on the NHS regulations and guidelines. As part of a team, I will be able to provide the most appropriate care for patients.
Attending a course and completing the quiz provided by the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy.
Annually
Build understanding of the enhanced CPD and its requirements.
As a dental nurse and a dental hygiene student, I must be aware of the Enhanced CPD requirements and identify suitable CPD activities as per the GDC standards in relation to public safety and their trust.
D
I will be able to plan and set objectives for team and individual CPD which will benefit towards my career progression.
Attending an online course and assessment which is provided by the dental nurse network.
Updating my knowledge on any changes as per GDC standards.
Annually.
Legal and ethical issues.
Recommended topic by the GDC. I must be able to use the GDC standards to making practical and ethical decisions and set ethical standards of behaviour as part of a dental team.
D
Undertaking this activity will ensure that I understand the roles of professional bodies with responsibility for protecting patient interests.
Attending an online course which is provided by Isopharm training website.
Annually
Maintaining ; protecting the patients.
As a dental nurse and a dental hygiene student, I must be able to ensure that I meet the requirements of the practice policy and protect patient confidentiality.
B ; D
I will be able to protect patient confidentiality and be able to record patient details as per practice policy.
Attending an online course which is provided by Isopharm training website.
Annually

2. CPD activity log

Date
Hours
completed
Evidence of verifiable CPD?
(e.g. certificate)
The Title, provider and content of CPD activity
Development
outcome(s)
How did this activity benefit my daily work?
23/08/2018

4

Yes-certificate
“CPR/BLS/AED for health care professionals”
Update knowledge on cardiac arrest, performing CPR, choking management and how to use AED.
(ProTrainings.co.uk)

C
This course refreshed my skills in identifying early signs of cardiac arrest, performing CPR, choking management and how to use an AED that I can contribute to patient safety, colleague or anyone around when needed.
I did not identify any changes that I need to make while managing medical emergencies. Undertaking this course has refreshed my knowledge and now I am confident that I am able to manage correctly during medical emergencies.

09/2018
1
Yes- certificate
“Clinical Staging and Claims Guidance”
Provided by the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy.
C ; D
This activity provided me with an update on the NHS regulation and guidelines in relation to the care of the patients.
18/10/2018
1
Yes- certificate
“Enhanced CPD”
(dentalnursenetwork.co.uk)
D
This activity provided me with information on the newly enhanced CPD. It provided me guidance on how to plan for time to complete a personal development plan, requirements of the General Dental Council in relation to PDP and CPD and how to record and submit data to the GDC.
11/11/2018
1
Yes-certificate
“Radiography for Dental Nurses & DCPs”
(Isopharm training website)
C ; D
This course provided me with information on the characteristics of radiographs, the concepts of radiation dose and the biological effects of exposure to ionizing radiation.
Undertaking this course has provided my knowledge on explaining the concepts of radiation dose and identifying levels of dose from medical, artificial and natural sources of radiation.
12/11/2018
1
Yes- certificate
“Legal and ethical”
(Isopharm training website)
D
This course provided me with information on the roles of professionals with responsibility for protecting patients’ interests. Undertaking this activity, I understood the ethical standards of behaviour with a team and how I can make ethical good choices under any challenging circumstances.
12/11/18
1 hour 15
Yes- certificate
“Safeguarding: Recognising the signs of neglect, abuse or harm”
(Isopharm training website)
A & D
This course provided me with information on how to recognize the signs of neglect, harm and abuse, and its possible detrimental effect. Undertaking this CPD activity has made me clear on determining the difference between normal physical injuries and physical abuse.
14/11/18
1 hour
Yes- certificate
“Maintaining & Protecting Patients Information”
(Isopharm training website)

B & D
Completing this activity, I am able to understand the importance of confidentiality and recordkeeping requirements in order to protect the patients.
14/11/18
1 hour
Yes- certificate
“Decontamination of dental instruments”
(Isopharm training website)
C
Completing this activity, I am able to understand different stages of the decontamination process based on local legislation.

3. CV

Curriculum Vitae
Name – Rajita Gurung
Address – 393a Oxford Road, Reading, RG30 1HA
Email – [email protected]
Contact – 07411755062

Personal Summary:
¬ First year undergraduate dental hygiene student with wide-ranging dental nursing experience, able to demonstrate an empathetic and caring attitude to patients. A dedicated professional student having an enthusiasm to learn about oral as well as general health and support patients helping them to modify their behaviours towards the preventative maintenance of their oral health. Working as a locum dental nurse with both NHS and private patients has led to a broad understanding of the requirements needed to provide a trusted and efficient dental service

Professional experience:
¬ Having excellent communication skills with a professional and sympathetic approach when providing dental care to patients.
¬ Experience of dealing with NHS patients as well as private patients.
¬ Providing a high standard of service to patients by dealing safely and promptly with their requirements.
¬ Good understanding of HTM01-05 and CQC regulations.
¬ Dental software knowledge (Kodak R4 & SOE).
Dental Nurse – Farnham Dental Studio (2013-2014)
¬ Duties & responsibilities – Assisting the dentists and other dental care professionals with restorative procedures, sterilizing dental instruments to ensure sterile conditions, developing dental radiographs, preparing the dental surgery for dental treatment, knowledge in dental software i.e. Kodak R4, SOE.

Trainee Dental Nurse – Aspire Dental Care (2012)
¬ Duties & responsibilities – Assisting the dentists and other dental care professionals with restorative procedures, sterilizing dental instruments to ensure sterile conditions, developing dental radiographs, preparing the dental surgery for dental treatment, knowledge in dental software i.e. Kodak R4, SOE.
Customer Service Assistant – Upper crust Reading Station (2010-2011)
¬ Duties & responsibilities – handling cash, serving customers in a polite and friendly manner, food preparation, ensuring all the areas are kept safe, clean and tidy at all time.

Education:
University of Portsmouth – BSC (Hons) Dental Hygiene 2018-2019 (Current)
¬ The course involves learning about oral health and disease affecting an individual health. It integrates clinical skills, knowledge on the latest dental technology used in dental practices, laws, and ethics, promotion of oral health and prevention of oral diseases. It involves workplace-based learning alongside different dental professional background which results in more effective teamwork towards the improvement in patient care.
Andover College – Access to combined sciences 2016-2017
¬ Grades – Merits & Distinctions
NVQ Level 3 Diploma in dental nursing
¬ Pass
Reference:
¬ Available on request