Page Notice: The iPOC initiative release date is on June 1, 2018.

iPOC CME: Learn & Earn CME Credit Points.                      
Download the iPOC PDF Brochure  

> Internet Point of Care iPOC is a new CME initiative that rewards Physicians and Nurses using online evidence-based Library Resources by documenting their research results to improve patient care.

> iPOC is a self-directed learning process where healthcare professionals take the initiative and the responsibility for what occurs. Physicians or nurses select, manage, and assess their own learning activities; which can be done at the place of work by defining a self-identified clinical question using the Online Evidence-Based Resources that are accessible through Rashid Medical Library.

> The outcome is a change in the knowledge and performance that can be applied to patient care and clinical practice. 


iPOC learning steps

1. Have a clinical question related to your patients and/or clinical practice 

2. Search the Online Evidence-Based Resources available in the Library website  

3. Document the resources & the results you used & get.  

4. Show clearly how to apply your findings on patient care/clinical practice

5. Classify if the activity resulted in a change in competence, performance and/or patient outcomes

6. Fill in the iPOC Completion Form & answer all the required questions then submit
iPOC Learning Cycle

Resources Included

All peer reviewed journals from different resources and trusteed Clinical Resources are included. Below a list - but not all approved resources and databases by DHA:

- PubMed

- BMJ Journals 

- Medline@Ovid

- Oxford Medicine Online

- Google scholar


- ClinicalKey

- LWW Journals


- UpToDate

- BMJ BestPractice

- BestBETs 


- ACP Journal

- Professional association websites

- Nursing Reference Center

- Cochrane Library

- TRIP (Turning Research into Practice)

- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

- DynaMed

- Medscape

- All Peer Reviewed Journals


- Search Medline/PubMed via PICO


Target Audience:  Dubai Healthcare Professionals 


Accreditation statement

The Internet Point of Care (iPOC) activity is awarded (0.5) CPD Credit Points by Dubai Health Authority (Accreditation #1059/18). In order to claim CPD credits, you must complete the online form. .



All search engines, collections and databases have been chosen to ensure high quality evidence-based content. All resources are lack of commercial bias except the normal cost of subscription. No relevant commercial interest consumed by or used on patients.


Copyright Note:

All the subscribed Evidence Based Library Resources are provided and licensed through Rashid Medical Library and available to all DHA staff on campus and/or remotely. The library resources are not proposed for distribution beyond your individual use or shared with any third party.

iPOC Strategic Goals

iPOC Completion Form

The Form will be available on June 1, 2018. After searching your question using the Evidence-Based Library Resources, fill the iPOC Completion Form to claim your CME credits.

iPOC Partners in DHA:

- Healthcare professionals

- Evidence-Based Library Resources

- DHA CME Accreditor