Internet Point of Care CME

Provided by the UConn School of Medicine and Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education

Target Audience: UConn School of Medicine Licensed Physician Clinicians/Faculty (MD/DO/APRNs); UConn School of Medicine -Affiliated Licensed Physician Clinicians/Faculty (MD/DO/APRNs); and UConn School of Medicine Community Preceptor Affiliated Clinicians/Faculty.

Program Duration: March 1, 2021 through February 28, 2024

Activity Director: Melinda Sanders, M.D., Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education

Co-Activity Director: Christine McNally, B.S., M.S., CME Administrative & Curricular Manager

Activity Administrator: Diane Blahun, B.S., CME Administrator & Clinical System

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 UConn Health 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 be able too...

  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: UConn Health 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. Participants will then complete the on-line IPOC 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.*

Approved Database Options:

Cochrane Database
DynaMed
LexiComp
Micromedex Drug Info
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
PubMed/Medline
Scopus
UptoDate (available on UConn Health campus only)
VisualDX
Essential Evidence Plus

*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 UConn Health personnel and requires that you have active library privileges. If you are using a UConn Health computer on-site, access will not be an issue. If you wish to use an off-site computer, please use your UConn Health network username and password (or the Library barcode provided by the Library after registering for off-campus access: Off-Campus Access Information.)

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 UConn 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.

Disclosures: The activity director, the co-activity director, the activity administrator, 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 does not involve the use of any off-label products.

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.

Copyright: The clinical reference tools and reference materials are provided and licensed through the Lyman Maynard Stowe Library and available to all UConn personnel, whether personnel are on campus or accessing remotely. They are not intended for distribution beyond your individual use providing UConn personnel protection 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 Diane Blahun at 860-679-4590 or cme@uchc.edu.  For questions regarding use of the databases, please contact Hongjie Wang in the Library at 860-679-4053 or wang@uchc.edu.