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Check-It-Out @ ATSM Library Issue 5, 2014: Continuing Education Opportunities
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Cochrane Learning

The Cochrane Library provides many free and inexpensive options for continuing your education.  The accreditation information for the Cochrane courses is available below, but be sure to contact your board for applicability and acceptance of credit:

  • The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC): 3 MOC credits; 1:00 hour  
  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC): 1 Mainpro-M1 credits; 1:00 hour  
  • The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education of the United States of America (ACCME™): AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

To receive updates about CME opportunities, email: cochranelearning@wiley.com

Essential Evidence Plus (EEP) Presents CME Opportunities

Essential Evidence Plus

Physicians using Essential Evidence may earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. As stated in the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award and credit system, "Internet point of care (PoC) CME describes structured, self-directed, online learning by physicians on topics relevant to their clinical practice. … Learning for this activity is driven by a reflective process in which physicians must document their clinical question, the sources consulted and the application to practice. … Physicians conducting structured online searches on clinical topics may claim a half (0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™for documented completion (either at the point of care or later) of the three-step learning cycle." For physicians claiming Internet point of care CME, there is a limit of twenty (20) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year.

Further Information on earning and claiming CME credit via Essential Evidence Plus is available on their web site here

Continuing Education Opportunities
from Library Resources

Dr. Gevitz has created a University Continuing Education Steering Committee which I, as University Librarian, serve on.  Part of the Committee's activities are to identify CME/CE opportunities currently available to ATSU faculty and staff.  This page represents our initial pulling to gather of CME/CE opportunities provided by Library based resources.  Feel free to contact the Library staff if you have any questions concerning these.

Audio Digest - CME/CE Opportunities

Audio Digest provides multiple CE and CME opprotunities depending on your area of interest and speciality.  To access it, login to the Portal > Departments > Library > Audio Digest.

Then, scroll through the options available via Online Services under My Programs.  After completing the course by listening to the applicable CDs and completing the activities, contact the library for obtaining the form needed to take the exam to submit for credit.

Arizona Library  libaz@atsu.edu 480-219-6090

MIssouri Library  libmo@atsu.edu 660-626-2345

Earning CME/CE?CPD Credit with UptoDate

UptoDate provides Professional Development opportunities for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants.

For information about earning CME/CE credit via UptoDate check their frequently asked questions page titled Obtaining CME/CE/CPD credit by clicking here.

ACCMEUpToDate has been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education since 2000. In 2012, UpToDate received Accreditation with Commendation. This is ACCME’s highest award status, reflecting compliance with not only ACCME’s core criteria, but also the additional commendation criteria, which demonstrate engagement with the environment to further physician learning and change.

CME Opportunities from Clinical Key

The Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education and Clinical Key are working together to provide you with a FREE Internet Point of Care opportunity.

Earning Credits:

  1. Create or login into your personal Clinical Key Account.  See Database Help on the library website for instructions on creating accounts!
  2. Identify a clinical question relevant to your practice.
  3. Perform a search in Clinical Key to answer your clinical question.
  4. Access the most relevant content -- Save the citations for the registration process!
  5. Click Request CME and a window will open to the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education site. Note:  Save password to review credits!
  6. Complete and submit the form to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

To review your credits, go to  http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/mycme/mylogin.asp and login with the password provided by the Cleveland Clinic during registration.

AOA Credits

Clinical Key has been approved by the American Osteopathic Association for AOA Category 2-B credit.

Natural Standard

EB CMENatural Standard offers courses for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals. Students / other users may take courses for training purposes without generating credit certificates. Requirements differ based on discipline, license and location. If unsure, please contact your local agency.

New userscreate a personal profile. Existing users login to a course below.

Some of the CE courses available include: 5HTP: Safety & Effectiveness, Acai: Safety & Effectiveness, AHCC: Safety & Effectiveness, and many other interesting CE courses on Herbs.