A new concept developed by Skyscape that help us earn CME credits as we use or handhelds during the daily practice..
Unlike Skyscape’s CME360, This one does not need to be worked out specifically to get our credits. Just as we use any of the Skyscape titles during our clinical practice we can then just claim CME credit for the information that we have gained.
Here’s an example;
I used the Harriet Lane title to look up whether we should use Dexamthasone in pneumococcal meningitis, then I logged into My Account page in Skyscape’s website and clicked on POC “stands for Point of Care” CME. The Next step you choose any of your registered products for which you have purchased CME credits previously and then answer the following online questionnaire;
When this form is filled and submitted they will add the activity and the credit to your CME Vault in the online account.
This is a new concept in CME taking and it may later revolutionize the way people ask for credits because in this way we don’t need to attend lectures or conferences and even we don’t need to read a specific CME activity and answer its related questions.
It is just what we are doing regularly in our daily rounds and patients encounter and the credits accumulate.
However such a kind of CME needs to be standardized so that only new and updated clinical information “which is usually the case when you look up info over the handheld, otherwise we wouldn’t look it up if we already know it” is eligible for credit because the goal of CME is to keep physicians abreast of updates and to maintain a reasonable level of knowledge so as to be safe pediatricians.
The big disadvantage of Skyscape POC CME is that it is not free and credits needs to be purchased, Personally I think Epocrates will follow with a similar solution and it could well be free…