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CMPA’s collection of self-guided eLearning activities

Welcome to the CMPA’s collection of free, self-guided eLearning activities designed to provide you with an engaging and interactive learning experience.

eLearning activities:
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Accredited activities mapped to CanMEDS Roles. Check your knowledge and receive a certificate of completion.

 

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Obstetrical care

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eLearning activities: General


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Negligence and civil liability

0.5 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
25 to 30 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Professional, Communicator

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Define negligence (civil liability in Québec) in a medical malpractice context.
  2. List the elements that must be proven to find negligence (civil liability in Québec).
  3. Describe how the courts determine if a physician has breached the standard of care (committed a fault in Québec).

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Published July 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 1-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 0.5 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1,Dr. Guylaine Lefebvre1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




Physician speaking with healthcare team member

Privacy and confidentiality

1 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Leader, Professional

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Describe the professional and legal obligations for physicians to protect health information and maintain patient confidentiality.
  2. Define the concept of implied consent when sharing patient information within the circle of care.
  3. Recognize specific situations where the law requires or allows disclosure of confidential patient information without the consent of the patient.

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Published June 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1,Dr. Guylaine Lefebvre1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




Physician holding a clipboard and writing

Medical letters, forms and reports

1 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Leader, Professional

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Explain the importance of having an objective approach to preparing medical letters, forms and reports.
  2. Explain the value of providing clear, complete and accurate information.
  3. Identify common medico-legal issues that can arise when preparing medical letters, forms and reports.

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Published May 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1,Dr. Guylaine Lefebvre1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




Many hands raised to ask a question

Speaking up

0.5 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Leader, Professional

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Define psychological safety, cross-monitoring, and speaking up.
  2. Identify common barriers to speaking up.
  3. List two strategies for speaking up.
  4. Recognize ways to foster speaking up within a team environment.

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Published April 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 1-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 0.5 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Janet Nuth1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1, Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




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Disclosing harm from healthcare delivery

1 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Professional, Communicator

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Recognize a physician’s obligation to disclose a harmful patient safety incident.
  2. Describe types of patient safety incidents in healthcare.
  3. List key steps to planning, initiating, and documenting a disclosure discussion.

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Published March 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1, Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Dr. Janet Nuth1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




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Anatomy of a lawsuit

1 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
30 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Professional

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. List the steps in the process of a legal action.
  2. Describe what happens at each step of a legal action.
  3. Identify where provincial/territorial differences exist in the process of a legal action.

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Published January 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1,Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Dr. Janet Nuth1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




Physician speaking with a patient

Informed discharge

1 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Communicator, Collaborator

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Recognize the importance of an informed discharge discussion to support safe care.
  2. Describe your professional and legal obligations when delegating the discharge discussion to other health professionals.
  3. Identify special issues to consider when discharging patients.

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Published January 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1,Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Dr. Janet Nuth1 Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.







Medical scrubs hanging up with a stethoscope
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Delegation and supervision

1 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
15 to 20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Professional, Communicator, Scholar

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Describe the responsibilities for safe delegation and supervision for
    • medical trainees
    • supervisors
  2. Recognize the role of competency-based medical education and potential medical-legal implications.
  3. Recognize the importance of fostering open communication with trainees to support them when delegating specific tasks.

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Published June 2020
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1, Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Dr. Janet Nuth1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




Medical documents on a table with a stethescope

Documentation

0.5 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
15 to 20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Professional, Communicator

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Describe the principles and elements of good medical documentation.
  2. Recognize the importance of good documentation for your patients, your colleagues, and you.

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Published June 2020
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This online 1-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 0.5 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Keleigh James1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1,Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Richard Mimeault1, Dr. Robert Johnston1, Dr. Liisa Honey1, Dr. Janet Nuth1, Ms. Tunde Gondocz1

Employees of: 1. Paid employee of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




eLearning activities: Obstetrical care


Female physician speaks with nurse.

Interprofessional communication in obstetrics

1.0 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
15 to 20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Collaborator, Leader, Medical Expert

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Describe ways that a health care team can improve awareness of potentially harmful situations.
  2. Explain how cross-monitoring between colleagues can promote patient safety.
  3. Recognize speaking up behavior, and how it can be improved, to help prevent patient safety.

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Published December 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1, Dr. Tino Piscione1, Dr. Liisa Honey1

Employees of: 1. Paid employees of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




Female physician with serious expression speaks with colleague.

Interprofessional conflict in obstetrics

1.0 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
15 to 20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Collaborator, Leader, Medical Expert

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Outline the benefits of collaborative care.
  2. Identify causes of failure of collaborative care.
  3. Recognize ways to enhance inter-professional collaborative care.

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Published December 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1, Dr. Tino Piscione1Dr. Liisa Honey1

Employees of: 1. Paid employees of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




Nurse filling out chart with patient in background.

Hospital policies – when healthcare providers have different opinions in obstetrics

1.0 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
15 to 20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Collaborator, Leader, Medical Expert

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. State the purpose of hospital policies and identify strategies to manage potential deviations from these policies.
  2. Outline strategies to improve communication between healthcare providers who may have differing opinions on patient care.
  3. Appreciate the steps needed to ensure informed refusal without coercion when the patient’s wishes differ from the procedure set out in hospital policies.

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Published December 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1, Dr. Tino Piscione1Dr. Liisa Honey1

Employees of: 1. Paid employees of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




Pregnant patient getting ultrasound.

Professional autonomy, scope of practice, and collaborative care in obstetrics

1.0 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
15 to 20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Medical Expert, Collaborator, Scholar, Professional

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Describe the concepts of professional autonomy and liability.
  2. Explain the difference between delegated acts and acts performed within another HCP’s scope of practice.
  3. Recognize how role clarity is essential when there is interprofessional collaboration in providing healthcare.

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Published December 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1, Dr. Tino Piscione1Dr. Liisa Honey1

Employees of: 1. Paid employees of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




Close up of tug-o-war with two hands.

Competing priorities and team situational awareness in obstetrics

1.0 Mainpro+ credit
MOC Section 3 – 0.5 hours (1.5 credits)
15 to 20 minutes to complete

CanMEDS: Collaborator, Leader, Medical Expert

Upon completion, you will be able to

  1. Recognize the importance of a process for the management of competing priorities in a dynamic labour and delivery unit.
  2. Identify issues that may affect team situational awareness.
  3. Identify two ways to improve team situational awareness.

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Published December 2021
Accreditation & disclosure

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the CMPA. You may claim a maximum of 0.5 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

The College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

This 2-credit-per-hour Assessment program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credit.

Disclosure

Scientific Planning Committee: Dr. Eileen Bridges1, Dr. Shirley Lee1, Dr. Katherine Larivière1, Dr. Steven Bellemare1, Dr. Tino Piscione1Dr. Liisa Honey1

Employees of: 1. Paid employees of the CMPA

Conflict of Interest: The members of the Scientific Planning Committee have no financial or professional affiliation with any organization that can be perceived as a conflict of interest in the context of this online program.




Microlearning activities