Legacy Health is pleased to announce the offering of Point-of-Care CME credit beginning February, 2013! Read the complete introduction and reference guide to Point-of-Care CME and New Online CME Services here.
Purpose & Desired Outcome
Point-of-Care (POC) learning is an approved CME activity in which the clinician engages in self-directed, online learning on topics relevant to their clinical practice. The desired outcome of this activity is that in asking clinical questions at the point of care that can be answered using electronic Library resources, clinicians will see a change in their knowledge, competence, or performance that can be applied to their practice. Providers may complete this activity multiple times, on different clinical questions.
Legacy Health physicians and other healthcare providers who participate in practice-based, self-directed, online learning in support of specific patient care.
Steps of the Point-of-Care Process:
1. Identify a topic for research related to your clinical practice.
2. Research your topic through an approved Legacy Health Library Services resource.
Review this handout for how to access the Legacy Library site.
If you have a Citrix id and pw, Click here for Legacy Library access via Legacy Remote.
3. Access the credit form from the Library’s website or the Legacy Health CME POC webpage.
4. Complete the POC credit and evaluation form.
5. Submit the form, earning 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credit for each query.
How to Ask a Clinical Question
Legacy Health Library Database & Resource Options
A common method of formulating a clinical question is to use the PICO model (patient / population / problem, intervention / exposure, comparison, outcome). If you would like further assistance in formulating an effecive clinical question, please contact Legacy Health Library Services at 503-413-2558, or review this handout.
Method of Participation in the Learning Process
- Ovid MD
- Pubmed with Legacy Full Text
- MD Consult
- OvidSP Medline
- Natural Standard
- Ovid Cochrane Database of Systematic
Internet Point-of-Care credit is documented through this POC online web form. To receive credit, the physician must document the clinical question, the source consulted (from the approved list), and the application to practice. The maximum time associated for each search conducted is approximately 30 minutes.
Conducting a search requires a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. This program is restricted to authorized users of the Legacy Health network and requires that you have access to our Legacy Health Library electronic resources.
All planning committee members were determined to have no conflicts of interest pertaining to this activity. No commercial support has been offered for this activity.
Accreditation & Credits
Legacy Health is accredited by the Oregon Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Legacy Health designates this internet point-of-care activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Credit records are tracked electronically by the CME office. Credits will appear on the transcript under the heading, "Point-of-Care".
For purposes of obtaining an AMA Physician's Recognition Award, physicians may claim up to twenty (20) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year through Internet POC Learning activities.
If you have questions, please contact the CME office at 503-413-3401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.