Internet Point-of-Care (IPOC) Learning Online Verification Form for Providers Affiliated with Southcoast Hospitals Group

For assistance, contact Jocelyn Martins, CME Coordinator, at 508-961-5527 (martinsj@southcoast.org), Heather Saccocia, CME Program Assistant, at 508-961-5525 (saccociah@southcoast.org), or Judy Donn, Manager, Library Services, at 508-961-5267 (donnj@southcoast.org).

The Southcoast Hospitals Group Physician CME Program designates this Internet Point-of-Care activity for a maximum of one-half (0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The Southcoast Hospitals Group Physician CME Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

How to complete the Internet Point of Care (IPOC) form:

  1. Perform an online search, using any of the following library resources: CINAHL, Medscape, Micromedex, PubMed/Medline, Stat!Ref e-books, or VisualDx. These resources are all accessible through the Southcoast Medical Libraries Intranet site.
  2. Complete this verification form.
  3. Click "Send" at the bottom of this form.
[If multiple searches are performed, you will receive credit for each search if you use a separate form for each clinical question searched].

Awarding of Credit

Physicians may claim one-half (0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each topic researched. If you are a Southcoast MD, DO, NP, or PA, your credit will automatically be added to Southcoast's CME Database each night, and will appear on your CME report in 1- 2 days. Your own CME Report is available from the CME Intranet site, or from anyone on the CME staff or in the Medical Staff Office. All other users will receive a Certificate of Completion for their records, upon request from the CME Staff.

Terms of Use for the Internet Point-of-Care Learning CME Online Verification Form:

Course Description and Target Audience
Internet Point-of-Care (IPOC) CME is a structured, self-directed, online learning activity designed for Southcoast Hospitals Group associated physicians, on topics relevant to their clinical practice.

Objectives
After participating in this Internet Point-of-Care activity, participants will be able to:
 
Formulate a clinical question or questions addressing a gap in knowledge, competence, or performance.

Effectively use available databases to research evidence-based literature to answer the question(s).

Describe the application of the findings to their practice or patient care.

Expected Results
The user should be able to select and use appropriate professional, unbiased, peer-reviewed literature to answer self-identified clinical questions. These answers will reinforce clinical decision making, impart new knowledge related to the user's clinical practice, and/or translate that knowledge into improved patient care.

Needs Assessment
The clinical questions will be self-identified knowledge gaps. They may be based on (1) a rare condition; (2) a condition not managed recently by the physician; (3) a diagnostic dilemma; (4) new clinical information; (5) controversial clinical issues; or (6) other knowledge or performance based needs as identified by the learner.

Databases to be Utilized
At least one of the following databases should be used: CINAHL, Medscape, Micromedex, PubMed/Medline, Stat!Ref, or VisualDx. Databases included were evaluated, vetted, and selected by medical library staff.

Disclosure
Those who were involved in developing this Internet Point-of-Care learning opportunity do not have any relevant relationships or financial interests to disclose.

System Requirements
Supported Browsers
Internet Explorer (for Windows, Mac)
Mozilla Firefox (for Windows, Mac, Linux))

Windows Systems Requirements
A Pentium-based PC or compatible computer.
At least 64MB of RAM.
Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP/Vista\Windows 7 system software.
Screen resolution of 1024 x 786 or larger recommended.

Mac System Requirements
A PowerPC processor-based Macintosh computer.
At least 64MB of RAM.
Mac OS 7.5 or later.
Screen resolution of 1024 x 786 or larger recommended.

This activity is accessible from the Internet and is compatible with mobile devices.

Privacy and Confidentiality Statement

The Southcoast Hospitals Group Physician CME Program employs a reasonable effort to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of our Continuing Medical Education (CME) participants. Only the individual participant can authorize the release of CME credit documentation.

POINT OF CARE VERIFICATION FORM
  1. Physician Name:
  2. Meditech ID:
  3. Confirm Meditech ID:
  4. Email:
  5. 1. What is the clinical topic/question?
  6. 2. What issue in your practice does this address?
  7. 3. Describe the application of your findings to your practice. Check all that apply.




  8. 4. If the course of management and/or diagnosis was changed, how was it changed? Check all that apply.






  9. 5. Rate the overall effectiveness of this activity.




  10. 6. Please check which databases you SEARCHED for information on your topic.




  11. 7. How could this activity be improved (optional).
- or - Cancel
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