Internet Point of Care

The purpose of the Internet Point of Care Series is to provide structured, self-directed, online learning for physicians on topics relevant to their clinical practice. The specific objectives are to:

  • Identify practice-based knowledge needs
  • Complete extensive background research on a clinical question
  • Reinforce clinical decisions through review of published evidence
  • Learn new information related to clinical practice
  • Translate knowledge into professional practice
  • Improve patient care by utilizing current published evidence

Expected Results

The physician should be able to select and use appropriate professional, unbiased, peer-reviewed literature to answer self-identified clinical questions, to reinforce clinical decisions, to learn new information related to his clinical practice and to translate that knowledge into improved patient care.

Sentara Healthcare Approved POC Sources

Several resources have been approved for iPOC including the following. 

  • DynaMed
  • Micromedex
  • PubMed/Medline
  • Up-To-Date
  • ACP Pier
  • Medscape
  • MD Consult
  • Cochrane Databases

Contact the library with any issues regarding the use of these databases at 757-388-3693 or

Standards of Commercial Support and Disclosure

Sources have been chosen to ensure independence, lack of commercial bias and valid content. The planners of this activity have no financial affiliations relevant to the content. Commercial grants will not be solicited for this activity.


Sentara Healthcare is accredited by the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Sentara Healthcare designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  A maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™ can be claimed per year for this type of activity.