Internet Point of Care CMEs
Purpose and Goals
The purpose of the Internet Point of Care Series is to provide structured, self-directed, online learning for physicians on topics relevant to their clinical practice. The specific objectives are to:
- identify practice-based knowledge needs;
- complete extensive background research on a clinical question;
- reinforce clinical decisions through review of published evidence;
- learn new information related to clinical practice;
- translate knowledge into professional practice; and
- improve patient care by utilizing current published evidence.
The physician should be able to select and use appropriate professional, unbiased, peer-reviewed literature to answer self-identified clinical questions, to reinforce clinical decisions, to learn new information related to his clinical practice and to translate that knowledge into improved patient care.
The clinical questions will be self-identified knowledge needs. They may be based on:
- a rare condition;
- a condition not managed recently by the physician;
- a diagnostic dilemma;
- new clinical information; or
- controversial clinical issues.
The target audience for this activity will be all Glens Falls Hospital affiliated staff physicians with Internet access.
The teaching method will consist of self-directed learning of a self-identified clinical question through use of evidence-based medical databases that are accessible through the hospital medical library intranet site or through personal subscriptions. The physician will identify and consult relevant sources and describe the application of his findings to practice.
Glens Falls Hospital Approved POC Sources
The following databases may be used:
- Cochrane Database
- Natural Medicines Database
- MD Consult
Standards of Commercial Support and Disclosure
Sources have been chosen to ensure independence, lack of commercial bias and valid content. The planners of this activity have no financial affiliations relevant to the content. Commercial grants will not be solicited for this activity.
The verification form to be submitted with the reference list will include a brief evaluation of the activity effectiveness and its usefulness to the physician's clinical practice. Verification form is available in both print and online formats.
Glens Falls Hospital is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.?
Glens Falls Hospital designates this Internet Point of Care activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.?Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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