Internet Point of Care CME Option


Provided by the

University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education

 

Target Audience:  Licensed Physician Faculty, University of Connecticut Health Center

 

Program Duration:  March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2018


 

In an effort to support the School of Medicine’s CME strategic plan, the Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education is pleased to offer Internet Point of Care (IPoC) learning.  Internet Point of Care learning is a certified CME activity in which a physician engages in self-directed, online learning on topics relevant to their clinical practice.

 


Desired Results

This Internet Point of Care activity is intended to give University of Connecticut Health Center clinicians and physicians the opportunity to research a self-identified clinical question at the point of care and then to apply that knowledge into either their practice or the systems of care in which they work.  As a clinical reference tool, this activity is designed to facilitate quality improvement through self-directed learning. 

 

Learning Objectives: Participants will:

1.  Document an original clinical question

2.  Identify the relevant sources consulted

3.  Describe the application of their findings to their practice and whether it resulted in a change in knowledge, competence, or performance

 

Estimated Time for Completion

The maximum time associated for each search conducted is approximately 30 minutes.  Participants may only claim CME credits through the verification/evaluation form associated with each clinical topic/question searched.

 

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process

University of Connecticut Health Center clinicians and faculty are invited to research a self-identified, specific, clinical question utilizing one of the resource database(s) offered through the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library (see list below for approved database options).  Participants will then complete an on-line verification/evaluation form, which includes *documenting each source and citation consulted and describing the application of their findings to their practice, for each article researched.

 

Database Options

Cochrane Database

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database

DynaMed

UptoDate (available on UCHC campus only)

LexiComp

PIER

Micromedex Drug Info

Scopus

PubMed

VisualDX

 

 

*When documenting each of the sources consulted on the verification/evaluation form, participants can “copy and paste” or type in the name of the article.

 

Hardware/Software Requirements

Conducting a search requires a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.  This program is restricted to clinicians and faculty of the University of Connecticut Health Center and requires that you have active library privileges.  If you are using a UCHC computer on-site, access will not be an issue.  If you wish to use an off-site computer, please use the library barcode provided by the library after registering for a proxy account: Proxy Registration Form.


Accreditation

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this internet point of care activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Conflict of Interest Policy

All faculty participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations.  Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.

 

The activity director nor any of the planning committee members has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subjects of this program.

 

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.

 

Principal Faculty

Leighton Huey, MD (Associate Dean Community & Continuing Medical Education)

John W. Birk, M.D., F.A.C.G. (Chief, Division of Gastroenterology)

Jennifer Baldwin, M.D. (Assistant Professor of Medicine)

Stefan Brocke, M.D., Ph.D. (Associate Professor of Immunology)


Copyright

The clinical reference tools are provided through the Maynard Stowe Library and are available only to current faculty members of the University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine.  The reference materials posted on this site are licensed by the LM Stowe Library.  They are not intended for distribution beyond your individual use.  Following this policy will protect you from copyright infringement and liability.

 

Confidentiality

Other than through the evaluation form, no information is being gathered about people who choose to participate in this program.

 

Questions

For questions or further information about the verification/evaluation form, CMEs, or the Internet Point of Care program in general, please contact Amy King at: (860) 679-2904 or via email at at: cme@uchc.edu .

 

For questions regarding use of the databases, please contact Hongjie Wang in the Health Center Library at: (860) 679-4053 or via email at: Wang@nso.uchc.edu.