Point of Care Learning Activity #8

Point-of-Care Learning allows the physician learner to engage in structured, self-directed learning on topics relevant to their professional practice. 

The learner should be able to access and select appropriate professional, unbiased, and/or peer-reviewed content to answer self-identified research questions. This activity should assist with reinforcing clinical or practice decisions, gaining new information, and translating this knowledge into improved performance or patient care. 

Each Point-of-Care Learning activity is estimated to include 30 minutes of research, analysis, and designated for 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 


Target Audience

  • Physician learners (MD/DOs) 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify practice-based needs and formulate a research question
  • Conduct research using appropriate educational resources
  • Assess utility of each resource
  • Utilize new information to reinforce existing practices or apply into practice
  • Evaluate impact of new learning on patient care


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Certificate of Completion
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Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Program Committee Disclosures

Alisa Nagler - Nothing to Disclose
Suvina Sallan - Nothing to Disclose

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this point-of-care learning activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 Certificate of Completion
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Course Fee

You may enroll in the online learning activity for $25. You will be asked to register first and provide payment information to complete the registration process.