Dubai Health Authority (DHA) released an online platform wherein the ones working in the medical field can advantage of Continuing Medical Education (CME) points online. The CME Online platform, which may be accessed through Rashid Medical Library’s online portal, offers CME Online points accepted and known by DHA. Dr. Wadeia Sharief, Director of the Department of Medical Education and Research, said that the authority is the primary inside the place to offer this service.
“Offering this carrier without spending a dime will greatly advantage users because every CME provider has its very own system for issuing CME credit points and certificates. Users of CME Online can be capable of creating a personal account and observe the company’s unique commands and requirements to gain factors.” Dr. Sharief said that one of the vendors that may be accessed online is BMJ Learning, a CME/CPD-accepted online aid furnished by DHA due to 2008.
“CME Online users can get right of entry to a link a good way to take them to the BMJ Learning web page to register for the web publications on offer, which can be Read, Reflect and Respond Modules and Just in Time Modules. Each provides zero—five credit score factors, at the same time as the Interactive Case History Modulegiveves two points. The DHA Accreditation Committee granted these CME/CPD credit points.
Also on the portal is UpToDate, which is permitted and acknowledged as a useful continuing education resource by way of DHA, colleges, institutions, and authorities worldwide. “UpToDate is an Internet Point-of-Care (POC) interest for zero—5 CPD Points in keeping with the getting to know cycle for healthcare specialists. There isn’t any limit to the wide variety of POC studying cycles that healthcare professionals can also complete the use of UpToDate,” she introduced.
Other CME providers are BMJ Best Practice, which permits customers to claim CPD/CME factors for time spent studying subjects from an extensive range of institutions. DHA recognizes BMJ Best Practice as an iPod hobby for 0.Five CPD points for healthcare experts.
CINAHL Information Systems is an authorized provider of continuing education by way of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which promotes the very best requirements of nursing practice and pleasant care. In addition to being regarded with the aid of DHA, CINAHL Information Systems is also approved using the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Each direction includes route materials, an interactive evaluation, a final take a look at, and a module evaluation.
Meanwhile, ClinicalKey for Physicians offers unfastened POC CME credit for self-directed, dependent, online mastering. CME credit is provided using the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education. Physicians might also earn zero.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for each seek performed via ClinicalKey.
Dr. Sharief said offering this platform will make sure that clinical experts have an approved source recognized by way of the authority to advantage CME points.
In addition to supplying a web portal for CME factors, Dr. Sharief revealed that Rashid Medical Electronic Library is domestic to greater than 18 million articles, 16,277 scientific magazines, 220,761 books, and greater than six million snapshots and movies.