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QI Partnership for Hospitals — CPD Credits

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Specialists:

Specialists whose hospital is participating in the CPSO Quality Improvement Partnership Program may receive CPD credits through Maintenance of Certification (MOC): A Professional Development Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

  1. How many CPD credits will I receive?
    1. Completion of Quality Improvement Tools

      Physicians who are part of the QI Partnership program also complete two tools -- the ‘Practice Profile’ and ‘Self-Guided Chart Review’ -- to meet College requirements.

      Physicians who receive feedback from a peer

      • Practice Profile: You are eligible to submit your hours under Section 3: Assessment: Practice Assessment for 3 credits per hour.
      • Self-guided Chart Review: You are eligible to submit your hours under Section 3: Assessment: Chart Audit and Feedback for 3 credits per hour.

      Note that the hours you report include the time it took to complete the tool combined with the time spent receiving and reflecting on feedback.

      If you do not receive feedback from a peer, you are eligible to submit your hours for each of the Quality Improvement Tools of the QI program under Section 2: Planned Learning: Personal Learning Project for 2 credits per hour.

    2. Completion of Quality Improvement Process

      After completing the components of the QI process: Data/Measurement; Reflection; Facilitated Feedback; and the Action Plan/ Proposal you are eligible to submit your hours under Section 3: Assessment: Practice Assessment for 3 credits per hour provided you have engaged with the data, there is reflection process, and strategies for improvement are implemented.

      Additional CPD as a result of Action Plan can be recorded under the appropriate Section(s) as completed (e.g. if you are prompted to engage in self-directed learning to address an area for improvement, you can claim that time under Section 2: Personal Learning Project (PLP) for 2 credits per hour).

Breakdown of Potential Number of CPD Credits

QI PROGRAM ROYAL COLLEGE MOC PROGRAM
Practice Profile 3 credits per hour
Section 3: Assessment: Practice Assessment
Self-Guided Chart Review 3 credits per hour
Section 3: Assessment: Chart Audit and Feedback
After completing components of the QI process:
  • Data/Measurement
  • Reflection Facilitated
  • Feedback Action
  • Plan/ Proposal*
3 credits per hour
Section 3: Assessment: Practice Assessment *Additional CPD as a result of Action Plan can be recorded under the appropriate Section(s) as completed (e.g. if you are prompted to engage in self-directed learning to address an area for improvement, you can claim that time under Section 2: Personal Learning Project (PLP) for 2 credits per hour)
TOTAL Dependent on hours

 

  1. Can my peers who are providing feedback claim CPD credits?

    Yes! Physicians providing feedback can report this in Section 2 as one entry for the year under Section 2: Systems Learning: Peer Review where they would receive 15 credits for their yearly contribution.

    For further questions on gaining and reporting CPD credits, we recommend you reach out to the Royal College.

Family Physicians:

Family physicians, whose hospital is participating in the CPSO Quality Improvement Partnership Program may claim CPD credits through Mainpro+®: Continuing Professional Development Program of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

  1. How many CPD credits will I receive?
    1. Completion of Quality Improvement Tools

      CPSO members who participate in the QI Program may be eligible to claim up to twelve Mainpro+ certified credits via the Practice Audit/Quality Assurance form. You may fill out one form for each tool you complete (Practice Profile, Self-Guided Chart Review).

      To do so, please log in to your Mainpro+ account, click “Enter a CPD Activity” and follow these steps:

      1. Select Assessment Category
      2. Click Certified
      3. Select Practice Audit/Quality Assurance Programs from the list
      4. Answer all the questions on the form
      5. Click submit

      Potential total number of credits for this part of the program: 12 Mainpro+ certified credits (based on the completion of one Practice Audit/Quality Assurance form for each of the two tools).

    2. Completion of the Data/ Measurement Component

      If relevant, for completion of the Data/ Measurement Component, members can claim non-certified credits for the time spent on data/measurement. In addition, they may be eligible to claim Mainpro+ certified credits by documenting their learning using a Linking Learning to Assessment exercise or Linking Learning to Administration exercise. To learn more, visit the CFPC Linking Learning webpage.

    3. Completion of the Reflection Component

      For completion of the Reflection Component, members can claim non-certified credits for the time spent on individual or group reflection. In addition, they may be eligible to claim Mainpro+ certified credits by documenting their learning using a Linking Learning to Administration exercise or Linking Learning to Practice exercise. To learn more, visit the CFPC Linking Learning webpage.

    4. Completion of the Facilitated Feedback Component

      For completion of the Facilitated Feedback Component, members can claim non-certified credits for the time spent on individual or group reflection. In addition, they may be eligible to claim Mainpro+ certified credits by documenting their learning using a Linking Learning to Administration or Linking Learning to Practice exercise. To learn more, visit the CFPC Linking Learning webpage.

    5. Completion of Action Plan/ Proposal

      For completion of the Action Plan/ Proposal, Chief of Staff or delegate can claim non-certified credits for the time spent developing an action plan/ proposal. In addition, they may be eligible to claim Mainpro+ certified credits by documenting their learning using a Linking Learning to Administration or Linking Learning to Practice exercise. To learn more, visit the CFPC Linking Learning webpage

Breakdown of Potential Number of CPD Credits

QI PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM # OF CREDITS
MAINPRO+ CERTIFIED
MAINPRO+ ACTIVITY FORM
Practice Profile 6 Practice Audit/Quality Assurance Program
Self-guided Chart Review 6 Practice Audit/Quality Assurance Program
Data/ Measurement
If applicable, variable depending on time spent  
Linking Learning to Assessment/ Linking Learning to Administration
Reflection
Variable depending on time spent
Linking Learning to Administration/ Linking Learning to Practice
Facilitated Feedback
Variable depending on time spent
Linking Learning to Administration/ Linking Learning to Practice
Action Plan/ Proposal
Variable depending on time spent
Linking Learning to Administration/ Linking Learning to Practice
TOTAL POTENTIAL CREDITS Dependent on hours  

For further questions on reporting CPD credits, we recommend you reach out to the CFPC at [email protected].

  1. Can my peers who are providing feedback claim CPD credits?

    Yes! Peers or leaders providing feedback may be eligible to claim Mainpro+ certified credits for their work assessing their colleagues by completing the relevant activity form listed in the certified activities Assessment category.