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What is the CME option in DynaMed Plus?

The DynaMed CME option provides a convenient means for obtaining Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. There are two methods via which you can make a CME submission from within DynaMed Plus:

  • A preferred CME web page – This method is for users who have access to a CME accredited institution. For example, an institution that has its own accreditation website or an institution that works with a CME provider that has their own accreditation website. The accredited CME institution handles all processing and data collection when a user is passed from DynaMed Plus to the CME institution page.

  • EBSCO Health CME form – This method is for institutional users who choose to use the EBSCO Health CME form. The EBSCO Health CME form is American Medical Association (AMA) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) approved. The contents of the form are e-mailed to the CME coordinator at the user's CME institution.

As you read DynaMed Plus topics, CME credits are added to the indicator in the top toolbar. When you click the CME link in the toolbar, DynaMed Plus displays the CME credits available for submission. Credits can be submitted as you read or all at once.

CANADIAN SUBSCRIBERS: DynaMed Plus meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and has been accredited for up to .5 CFPC Mainpro®-M1 Credits for each search submitted via DynaMed Plus. In addition, users can earn section 2 credit for DynaMed Plus searches for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)’s Maintenance of Certification Program.

UNITED KINGDOM SUBSCRIBERS: When configured by your administrator, DynaMed Plus includes a CME form to be filled out and submitted specifically for UK users.

To use the CME option in DynaMed Plus, you must choose one of the methods. The method is configured in EBSCOadminIf you do not have access to EBSCOadmin, please contact DynaMed Plus Support via e-mail dynamedsupport@ebsco.com or by phone 1-800-758-5995.

Note: The DynaMed Plus CME option is turned off by default. To enable the CME option, use EBSCOadmin or contact DynaMed Plus Support.

The following sections outline the process that occurs when using each of the DynaMed Plus Get CME methods.

CME via a Preferred CME Web Page

  1. User views a DynaMed Plus Summary.
  2. DynaMed Plus displays the Get CME For This Search option in the left menu.
  3. User clicks Get CME For This Search.
  4. DynaMed Plus opens the configured CME URL in a new browser window.

Notes:

  • This method is for users who use a CME accredited institution. For example, an institution that has their own accreditation website or an institution that works with a CME provider that has their own accreditation website.

  • The URL for the CME web page is configured in EBSCOadmin. If the URL is not entered accurately, the user receives standard browser errors.

  • The accredited CME institution handles all processing and data collection when a user is passed from DynaMed Plus to the CME institution page. 

 CME via the EBSCO Health CME form

  1. User views a DynaMed Plus Summary.
  2. CME credits are added to the indicator in the top toolbar.
  3. User clicks CME link in the toolbar.
  4. User clicks the Prepare for Submission link for each CME credit to be submitted.
  5. User completes the form and clicks Submit.
  6. The form contents are e-mailed to the configured CME Administrator e-mail address.

Notes:

  • This method is used by an institutional customer who has chosen to use the EBSCO Health form. The contents of the form are e-mailed to the CME coordinator at the user's CME institution. This e-mail address is configured in EBSCOadmin.

  • If an invalid e-mail address is configured, e-mail submissions will bounce with no notification.

  • The EBSCO Health CME form includes the topic searched and date, but provides no validation on the content entered by the user.

  • After submitting the form, it is the responsibility of the CME coordinator at the specified institution to manage the records and grant the credits that physicians use to report their CME activities to governing bodies.

CME via Canadian Medical Association

  1. User views a DynaMed Plus Summary.
  2. DynaMed Plus displays the Get CME For This Search option in the left menu.
  3. User clicks Get CME For This Search.
  4. DynaMed Plus opens a page on the Canadian Medical Association website in a new browser window.

CME for United Kingdom (UK) Users

  1. User views a DynaMed Plus Summary.
  2. DynaMed Plus displays the Get CME For This Search option in the left menu.
  3. User clicks Get CME For This Search.
  4. DynaMed Plus opens a form for UK users to fill out and Submit for CME credit.

 

See also:

How do I configure DynaMed CME for UK users?