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ClinicalKey offers subscribers FREE Internet Point of Care CME credit for self-directed, structured, online learning. CME credit is provided by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education. Physicians may earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for each search conducted through ClinicalKey.

Visit the ClinicalKey site for more details.

How to Earn Credits

A ClinicalKey Personal Account is required to access this content. For more information on creating your individual user name and password click here.

  1. Identify a clinical question relevant to your practice.
  2. Perform a search in ClinicalKey to answer your clinical question.
  3. Access most relevant content (save these citations for completing the registration process)
  4. Click Request CME and a window will open to the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education site.
  5. Complete the form and submit to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Accessing Your CME Transcript

You may review your earned credits or print your certificates at any time. Simply go to: and log in with the password Cleveland Clinic provided at your initial registration.

EBSCO Nursing Resources

EBSCO Healths’s Nursing Resources Provide Continuing Education Modules for Nurses and Certified Case Managers

Nurses can access continuing education modules and obtain contact hours and CEUs with Nursing Reference Center Plus and CINAHL Plus with Full Text.  Nursing Reference Center Plus provides the most comprehensive collection offering more than 2,100 continuing education modules and CINAHL Plus with Full Text contains over 170 continuing education modules.

Each continuing education module consists of course material, an interactive review, a module evaluation and a competency test with a certificate of completion. Nurses who successfully complete the module exam can obtain CEUs.

Accredited by ANCC and IACET

Continuing education modules found in EBSCO Health's nursing resources are created by Cinahl Information Systems, an accredited continuing education provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC, accredited with distinction) and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Accredited by the CCMC

CINAHL Information Systems is accredited as a provider of select nursing continuing education modules by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC). Pre-approved continuing education modules are available in Nursing Reference Center and Nursing Reference Center Plus. For each module, CCM® board certified case managers can who successfully complete the competency test will obtain 1 contact hour and receive a certificate of completion. 

Source: EBSCO Nursing Resources Provides CEUs & CMEs

Finding CE modules

CINAHL Plus with Full Text - Limit your results and check the box for CE module

Nursing Reference Center Plus - Click the Continuing Ed tab near the top of the page

Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines is in HUBNET.

Once you navigate to the Natural Medicines database, click CE/CME Center near the top of the page.

A CE ID# is required to take courses and get statements of credit online. Register for free and then take clinical management and/or monograph-based courses.

The Clinical Management Series features evidence-based CE/CME courses focused on clinical management of disease states and medical conditions. 

The Monograph-Based Course series features evidence-based CE/CME on safety and effectiveness of natural medicine ingredients. The series is a carryover from the former Natural Standard product. Courses in this program have expiration dates between 11/1/2016 and 3/24/2017 and will no longer be offered after expiration.



This Point-Of-Care product on Access Medicine allows physicians to research a topic and receive credit for that research.

CME credits stem from some of AccessMedicine's more popular resources such as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine.  CME credits are offered in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the ACGME through the joint providership of IPMA and McGraw-Hill Education.

The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association designates this internet point of care activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Each structured internet point of care search is designated for .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

How to Earn CME/CE Credit

There are no fees or pre-requisites for participating in and receiving credit for this online educational activity.  In order to obtain credit for participating in this activity during the period of October 1, 2015 through October 1, 2017, participants must: Read the educational objective and disclosure statements

  1. Complete a topic search
  1. Complete the evaluation form which includes identifying the sources used to arrive at your clinical topic answer, description of how you applied what was learned to your practice and whether it resulted in a change in knowledge, competence or performance

Credit will be issued only upon completed activity evaluation.  After submitting these forms, you will be able to print out your credit certificate.

For more information, please watch this video or look at the PDF below.



From UpToDate:

If you access UpToDate® from an EMR at a hospital or institution with a site license (we have a site license) and you are registered with UpToDate, you can earn and redeem CME/CE/CPD credit. To register, click the I want to register now link on the UpToDate Welcome page or Subscription and License Agreement page in your clinical information system and follow the provided instructions. You will receive an e-mail containing a user name and password that allow you to access the My Account feature in UpToDate, through which you can redeem CME/CE/CPD credit.

How do I earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit?

UpToDate® offers Internet Point of Care CME. Physicians conducting structured searches on clinical topics may claim a half (0.5) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit for documented completion (either at the point of care or later) of the three-step learning cycle, which is as follows:

  1. Review the original clinical question.
  2. Identify the relevant sources from those consulted.
  3. Describe the application of findings to practice.

For each month for which you want to earn credit, you must complete the credit log by selecting options that describe the application of your findings to practice. You may view and complete your monthly credit logs at any time, either prior to or during the process of submitting credits.

To complete a monthly log, access your CME/CE/CPD credit log, then do the following:

  1. Click on the name of a month.
  2. Select the appropriate option for each search to indicate how you applied the information to practice.
  3. Click Save.

View a video about earning CME/CE credit, located in the playlist.



CME courses will be completed on the APA Learning Center. You will now be able to:

  • Review all completed CME activity in one easy-to-access personal transcript
  • Track all of your CME credit in the American Psychiatric Association's CME recorder

American Journal of Psychiatry

Earn CME credits by reading an article in the American Journal of Psychiatry and completing a short course for up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The course comprises reading the article and answering three multiple-choice questions with a single correct answer. Upon completion of the course, correct answers will be highlighted for the reader’s reference and the rationale in context can be viewed, thus extending the learning experience for people who want to read more. A certificate documenting participation in the course and credits claimed is generated upon completion of the course.


Each quarterly issue of FOCUS offers Clinical Reviews, a Patient Management Exercise, Seminal Articles, and a CME quiz. Twenty CME credits are available per year for the four issue quizzes, and an additional 24 credits can be earned through completion of an end-of-year Self-Assessment Exam of material covered in the volume year.

Study Guides

Participants earn CME credits for reviewing the companion American Psychiatric Publishing Textbooks, assessing their retention of the clinical content of the Textbook by taking the self-assessment exam, and further increasing their clinical knowledge by reviewing the rationale for the correct answers.

Source: PsychiatryOnline CME & Study Guides

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