e-Learning Courses

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RESOURCES

During the COVID-19 situation, the University of Calgary Office of CME&PD has joined provincial and local organizations to provide timely CPD support to our frontline clinicians. This hub in the ECME portal is a place for you to find enduring content such as recordings and handouts of our most recent live webinars of various initiatives and education programs.

https://ecme.ucalgary.ca/covid-19-cme-resources/

First, do no harm. How do you keep yourselves, your patients, and your families safe when using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while caring for patients in isolation? The Personal Protective Equipment Certification Course aims to prepare healthcare providers to care for patients who require droplet and contact isolation on medical admission units in the Calgary Zone, assuring adherence to existing infection prevention and control (IPC) protocols and avoid exposure to suspected pathogens.

Credits: 1.0 Mainpro+ / 1.0 MOC Section 3

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Need more information or help with your registration? See our FAQ for a how-to guide for self-registration.

Acute Stroke Care e-Learning is an online portal provided by the University of Calgary Office of CME&PD and the Quality Improvement & Clinical Research (QuICR) Alberta Stroke Program. QuICR is a partnership between Alberta Health Services, Alberta Innovates Health Solutions, University of Alberta – Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of Calgary – Cumming School of Medicine. Additional funding was provided by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.

In the online portal, there are multiple self-learning modules designed for various professionals involved in acute stroke care in Alberta. You will also find the most up-to-date tools and resources for your clinical practice of acute stroke care.

Credits: 9.0 Mainpro+ / 3.0 MOC Section 3

Delivery: Stand-alone online modules

Please Note: Current ECME users will need to create a new e-Learning profile on the QuICR Acute Stroke Care e-Learning website.

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This brief online course will help you build confidence in providing initial management of young adult presenting self harm behaviours.

Credits: 0.5 Mainpro+ / 0.5 MOC Section 3

Delivery: Stand-alone online modules

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Alberta’s go-to online 20-hour breastfeeding course for healthcare professionals. This free CME-accredited course provides flexible, accredited learning to enhance your breastfeeding knowledge and support skills. The self-paced online modules have been developed for all health care providers working with expectant and breastfeeding families across the continuum of care.

Available Modules: Positive Breastfeeding Support, Including Partners and Supporters, Informed Feeding Decisions

Credits:

  • Positive Breastfeeding Support: 1.5 Mainpro+ Self-Learning / 1.5 MOC Section 3 SAP
  • Informed Feeding Decisions: 1.5 Mainpro+ Self-Learning / 1.5 MOC Section 3 SAP
  • Including Partners & Supporters: 1.0 Mainpro+ Self-Learning / 1.0 MOC Section 3 SAP

Delivery: Stand-alone online modules

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The focus of the Alberta Opioid Dependency Treatment Virtual Training Course is to provide healthcare providers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to work with patients who have opioid use disorder (OUD).

The CPSA no longer requires for physicians to do a post-training preceptorship in order to prescribe methadone.  Completion of the Alberta Opioid Dependency Treatment Virtual Training Course or its equivalent is all that is required.

Credits: 10.0 Mainpro+ Self-learning / 10.0 MOC Section 3 Self-assessment

Delivery: Stand-alone online modules

Please Note: The AB ODT Virtual Training Course has been relocated to the Alberta Health Services Website.

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This annual course is facilitated by cardiologists from the University of Calgary Cardiac Sciences. The course will provide a review of basic 12-lead ECG interpretation skills required by family physicians. Participants are required to complete online self-learning activities prior to the full day face-to-face activities.

Credits: 6.0 Mainpro+ Group Learning / 6.0 MOC Section 1

Delivery: Online pre-course modules, face-to-face workshop

The next workshop will be held virtually in early 2021.  For more information and to register, see the course page here.

The efforts to manage behavioural disturbances in dementia involve non-pharmacologic approaches and pharmacologic treatments. This online self-learning course is designed to support family physicians in implementing behaviour assessment and management of patients with dementia, situating the appropriate use of antipsychotics within the local care team strategies in Alberta.

Credits: 3.0 Mainpro+ / 3.0 MOC Section 3

Delivery: Stand-alone online modules

Are you a new user to ECME? 

  1. Register for this course and create an e-Learning profile here

Are you a returning user of ECME? 

  1. Login to your ECME e-Learning Profile here
  2. Register for this course here

In this course you will learn how to effectively discuss weight gain with pregnant women in Alberta. The modules will help health care professionals apply Health Canada’s Gestational Weight Gain Guidelines, use resources to support and counsel women, and apply strategies for providing tailored and woman-centered care.

Credits: 1.5 Mainpro+ / 1.5 MOC Section 3

Delivery: Stand-alone online modules

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This online portal serves as an ongoing Gynecological office procedure training opportunity for you – family physicians and other primary care practitioners, in Intrauterine Device (IUD) insertion and Endometrial Biopsy practice. It is also a platform for you to have ongoing conversation with specialists, providing your feedback on what you further need for office Gynecological training.

Credits: up to 12.0 Mainpro+

Delivery: Online pre-course activity, hands-on training session

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The medical record facilitates good care. With contemporaneous documentation of patient encounters, the reflection and review can reinforce the consistency, completeness and quality of your clinical activities. This program aims to address sufficient documentation, which is central to patient safety and continuity of quality care. Participants will learn how to appropriately document patient encounters following Subjective Objective Assessment Plan (SOAP) format.

Credits: 4.0 Mainpro+ Self-learning / 4.0 MOC Section 3

Delivery: Online pre-course activity, face-to-face workshop, online group-learning webinar

Please Note: The online pre-course activity is not a stand-alone course.

Learn more about the course and available offerings here.

This obesity management online CME course is designed for primary care practitioners in Alberta to understand the 5As, and to use this set of practical tools as well as local resources in obesity counselling and management.

Credits: 3.0 Mainpro+ / 3.0 MOC Section 3

Delivery: Stand-alone online modules

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On April 1, 2019, the Alberta government approved amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA) to protect patients. Under the new rules:

  • Healthcare professional proven guilty of sexual abuse towards a patient will face permanent license revocation, and
  • Healthcare providers proven guilty of sexual misconduct towards a patient face will mandatory suspension.

‘Patient Relations’ education is required under the HPA and necessary to renew your CPSA practice permit. The Patient Relations: Part One module will help you understand the amendments as well as related CPSA Standards of Practice and recommendations.

Credits: 0.5 Manipro+ / 0.5 MOC Section 3

Delivery: Stand-alone online module

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You need to use point of care ultrasound (POCUS) to assess your patient. How do you routinely clean and disinfect your POCUS device properly between patients? What if a patient is on contact and droplet precautions?

The POCUS Disinfection Course aims to prepare healthcare providers in Alberta to reduce the risk of cross-contamination while using POCUS in the clinical setting. This online course will cover cleaning and disinfection concepts and principles as well as disinfection procedures and protocols, focused in the context of content and droplet precautions.

Credits: 1.0 Manipro+ Self-Learning / 1.0 MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment

Delivery: Stand-alone online module

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Physicians are committed to the health and well-being of individual patients and society through ethical practice, high personal standards of behaviour, accountability to the profession and society, physician-led regulation, and maintenance of personal health and professional wellness. This course is designed to help you recognize and safely navigate everyday ethical and professional challenges, identify and prevent conflicts and potential misconducts.

Credits: 1.5 Mainpro+ Self-learning / 1.5 MOC Section 3

Delivery:

  1. Stand-alone online modules
  2. Online pre-course modules, face-to-face workshop, online mentoring*

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*Please note: The workshop and mentoring are by invitation or referral only.
Learn more about the course structure and workshop dates here.

This workshop is designed for family physicians and other primary care practitioners involved in the care of patients with common joint issues. There is a strong focus on exam skills, initial treatment and when to refer. Participants are required to watch online podcasts prior to the hands-on workshop.

Credits: 12.0 Mainpro+ Group Learning

Delivery: Online pre-course modules, face-to-face workshop

Learn more about the workshop and upcoming offerings here.

In order to address tapering and stopping opioid therapy, the Calgary Pain Program and the UofC CME&PD co-developed a blended course (i.e. online self-learning + group learning), so that practitioners have the opportunities to review the principles and guidelines, reflect on their own practices and discuss enablers and barriers.

Learners can choose to complete only the online modules or the full blended course of online modules and group learning workshops. Workshops are offered throughout the year and the online modules act as a prerequisite to the face-to-face workshops. For a full list of upcoming workshops, see the course page here.

Credits:

  • 7.0 Mainpro+ Self-Learning / 7.0 MOC Section 3 (Online Modules)
  • 18.0 Mainpro+ Group Learning / 6.0 MOC Section 3 (Paired Workshops)

Delivery:

  1. Stand-alone online modules
  2. Online pre-course modules, paired face-to-face workshops

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Interested in the paired workshops? Individuals who have completed the online modules are invited to contact Sylvia Vespa (Sylvia.Vespa@albertahealthservices.ca) for information on and registration for the paired workshops.