Our project www.perioperativebleeding.org (POB) aims to provide physicians world-wide with clinically useful and most up-to-date information concerning the diagnosis and treatment of perioperative bleeding situations. This project was designed in 2009 for anaesthesiologists, haematologists and allied health professionals who manage, treat or refer patients in the field of perioperative bleeding management. Distinguished lectures in this field recorded at scientific meetings are presented in a multimedia audio-visual display (text slides plus audio track). Our academic, educational and non-profit platform will be supplemented periodically by amendments with upcoming lectures.
What makes POB unique is the
Text slides plus audio tracks of the speaker's lectures are available free of charge after logging in. Relevant material is collected starting in 2007.
Double-loop learning with verifiable success is a prerequisite for licensing requirements and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Our educational platform POB offers physicians around the world the opportunity of earning CME points online by working through a module, which consists of a lecture in our virtual symposium, and correctly answering the multiple choice questions, which focus on the hosted lecture. Access to our educational platform POB is reserved for healthcare professionals and CME accreditation requires a personalised login.
The number of CME points to be earned by the expiry date is indicated for each module at the upper right corner of the module box. To complete this activity, listen to the lecture in its entirety, go to the link provided at the end of the activity to complete the evaluation, take the multiple choice test and download/print the CME certificate(s). The learner should expect that it takes one hour in order to fulfil the requirement for one CME credit.
The quality of the content is in accordance with Austrian regulations for CME certification by the Österreichische Ärzteakademie (ÖÄK) . Personalised CME certificates will be issued after passing the multiple choice test.
The icon for specific lectures indicates European CME credits (ECMEC) to be earned from the European certifying authority European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) which is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).
CME credits issued will either be accepted directly by your local medical authority or can be converted in accordance with your local legal requirements.
Process of CME credit conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 credits
EACCME approved credits (ECMEC) are recognised by the American Medical Association for conversion to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (www.uems.net). Physicians may apply to convert an EACCME credit into an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by submitting an application form for EACCME Credit Conversion (http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/continuing-medical-education/cme-forms.shtml) and attaching an EACCME credit certificate and processing fee (payable to the American Medical Association: AMA members $30, Non-AMA member $75). Mail or fax these files to the American Medical Association, CPPD, 515 North State Street, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60654 (Fax: 312-464-5129. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 312-464-5296). A certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ will be mailed within 4 weeks.
Our platform POB has been created by an interdisciplinary group of clinicians with a deep interest in perioperative bleeding management. High academic standards of our educational platform POB are ensured by our board members. The founder members are anaesthesiologists, a haematologist and lab physician, and an anaesthesiologist and pharmacologist. It took one year from the initial spark in summer 2008 to the launch in summer 2009.