Medical Library Orientation for Providers
- Your Medical Library - your next stop along your journey of lifelong learning
- Medical Library Orientation Overview
- Step 1: Take the Tour - The CME Videocast
- Steps 2-4: The Independent Point of Care Searches
- Claiming Your Credit: The Reflective Statement
- CME Activity - Episode Description
- Podcast CME Access Instructions - Anywhere/Anytime
Next Stop... click on the Medical Library Orientation Overview tab.
Step 1 (the videocast) is required for this activity; steps 2-4 are done independently and are optional (to earn the maximum credit).
In the Episode Description of the Orientation videocast, is a link to the Reflective Statement. Click HERE to access the link to the Reflective Statement. You only have to complete this Reflective Statement once to receive credit for all 4 steps.
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Watch this 2 minute video to make sure you are all set up to go...
If you are having difficulty accessing the uStudio application (either on your mobile device or computer), please contact your Medical Librarian/CME Program Manager via
telephone: (831) 783-2597
Just Ask! Chat
Now you can begin...
Try out your new skills
As an independent learner, you will have the opportunity to apply some of the skills you have acquired from the videocast activity (Step 1), and conduct searches, on your own, in our evidence-based resources in Steps 2-4.
Search through more than 4,000 evidenced-based journals, reference books, textbooks, databases, and more... with our "One Click, Just Ask!" Search Engine - with full text access to most resources.
DynaMed is a clinician-focused tool designed to facilitate efficient and evidence-based patient care. Rigorous and daily review of medical literature by DynaMed's physician and specialist staff ensures that timely and objective analysis, synthesis and guidance are at our users' fingertips. With DynaMed, clinicians can find answers to questions at the point-of-care with unprecedented speed.
UpToDate includes a collection of medical and patient information, access to Lexi-comp drug monographs and drug-to-drug, drug-to-herb and herb-to-herb interactions information, and a number of medical calculators. UpToDate is written by over 5,700 physician authors, editors and peer reviewers.
Time to Claim Credit for your participation
When you have completed the Medical Library Orientation, you may claim up to 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
- Step1 (the videocast) is required for this activity
- Steps 2-4 are done independently and are optional (to earn credit)
In the Episode Description of the Medical Library Orientation videocast, there is a link to the Reflective Statement. Or, Click HERE and complete the Reflective Statement. You only have to complete this Reflective Statement once to receive credit for all 4 steps.
December 3, 2020
Created by: Cynthia F. Johnson, MS, Medical Librarian/CME Program Manager, Natividad Medical Center, and Michele A. Haight, PhD, MSEd, MACM, Medical Educator
Project Implicit: For more information on Project Implicit, visit https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html
Experience a whole new way to search for answers to your clinical questions at Natividad’s Medical Library’s website using Natividad’s evidence-based search engine and point of care tools. From access to top medical content to current Natividad and medical news plus information on medical and nursing education – all it takes is one click. Using your own case scenarios, learn to search for evidence-based answers.
To obtain credit for this activity, you must listen/watch the episode (Step 1), conduct the Independent Skills Activities (Steps 2-4), review the handouts associated with the episode, and complete the Activity Reflection by submitting a reflective statement for a total of up to 2 credits.
- Step 1: Medical Library Orientation Videocast Episode (0.5 credits)
To complete Steps 2-4, conduct your Skills Performance searches on NatividadLibrary.com (your online Medical Library)
- Step 2: One Click Independent Skills Activity (0.5 credits)
- Step 3: Dynamed Independent Skills Activity (0.5 credits)
- Step 4: UpToDate Independent Skills Activity (0.5 credits)
- Link to Reflective Statement after completing this activity – you only have to complete this reflection ONE TIME for this activity. Click HERE to complete the Reflective Statement.
Physicians rely on self-directed learning to access “evidence-based” resources to better inform their clinical decision-making for optimizing patient care. Evidence-based research is continuously generated and archived in multiple information repositories, which can make it challenging to locate. In addition, while there are many databases available to physicians, not all of the resources in these databases are “evidence-based.”
Within Natividad, the Allen Santell Memorial Medical Library serves as an information hub for Natividad’s new and practicing physicians. The library houses evidence- based resources which include databases, journals, international research studies, etc. that are available to assist physicians in their clinical decision-making.
This learning activity is designed familiarize Natividad physicians with the library’s evidence-based resources, assist them in accessing these resources, and explain how to distinguish between evidence-based information and non-evidence-based information.
Desired Learning Outcomes:
- Identify relevant, evidence-based information resources in the Natividad Medical Library.
- Demonstrate the ability to access evidence-based resources in the Natividad Medical Library.
- Distinguish between evidence-based and non-evidence-based information resources.
- Apply evidence-based information to clinical decision-making to optimize patient care.
- Increase utilization of Natividad’s Medical Library resources.
Natividad Medical Center is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Natividad Medical Center designates this online enduring activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosures: The speakers at this activity has no financial relationship with a commercial interest relevant to this presentation. The planners of this activity have no financial relationship with a commercial interest relevant to this activity.
For more information about CME/CE credit, please contact Natividad’s CME Program at CME@Natividad.com.