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Internet Point of Care - CME

Purpose and Goals
The purpose of the Internet Point of Care CME is to provide structured, self-directed, online learning for physicians on topics relevant to their clinical practice. The specific objectives are to (1) identify practice-based knowledge needs; (2) complete extensive background research on a clinical question; (3) reinforce clinical decisions through review of published evidence; (4) learn new information related to clinical practice; (5) translate knowledge into professional practice; and (6) improve patient care by utilizing current published evidence.

Expected Results
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 their clinical practice and to translate that knowledge into improved patient care.

Needs Assessment
The clinical questions will be self-identified knowledge needs. 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; or (5) controversial clinical issues.

Target Audience
The target audience for this activity will be all Genesys Regional Medical Center affiliated staff physicians with Internet access.

Teaching Methods
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 website. The physician will identify and consult relevant sources and describe the application of findings to practice.

Databases to be Utilized
A number of resources that may be acceptable, including but not limited to resources currently found in the Genesys Medical Library:
  • Primary source research found in peer reviewed journals, books, Practice Guidelines as found in our print collection or online full-text in service providers such as MDConsult or PubMed.
  • Secondary source Topic Reviews following peer review guidelines such as Up-To-Date or Conn’s Current Therapy.
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • Published information regarding clinical trials such as reports from the Food and Drug Administration, as well as other sources of information produced by federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Health.
Contact the Medical Library at (810) 606-5260, or contact the library online.

Standards of Commercial Support and Disclosure
Databases 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 Internet Point of Care online 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.

Genesys Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Michigan State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians and is a sponsor of CME accreditation through the American Osteopathic Association.

Credit Designation
Genesys Regional Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians can also receive 0.5 Category 2-B AOA CME Credit. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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