CPD Points

Participation in aspects of the ACORN Project can earn you Formal Learning hours (FLA). The number of hours available is outlined below and will depend on your individual level of participation in ACORN. Points will not be limited to a maximum per year for items listed as 2 and 3 and 6 below, provided specific conditions are fully met for those items.iStock_000016703870_Large

The electronic ACORN Storage Platform must be used to lodge your completion of each specific ACORN activity. (Members are advised to also log this information into their own CPD log-book as a second record including the necessary supportive information outlined below and specific to each task).

  1. 1 hour allocation for completion of tasks (a) to (c) specific to the ACORN Invitation Pack:
    (a) Information Pack: Read the entire “Information Pack’ carefully
    (b) 2 page questionnaire: Complete all questions and return
    (c) Consent form: Provide your consent to being a participant on the ACORN research database and return.
  1. 1 hour allocation for completion of specific tasks related to the viewing of each selected educational video found on the ACORN website. These research videos are based upon topics of relevance to evidence-based care or research.The acorn website www.acorn-arccim.com will continue to install more research related videos over time. Please lodge your completion of these details on the ACORN electronic storage platform to lodge your (a) viewing of the selected ACORN website video name and (b) the 5 correct answers to the 5 questions specific to that video.The CPD questions for each video will be inserted onto the ACORN website under the tab called ACORN CPD points.
  1. 1 hour allocation for completion of specific tasks related to the reading of selected written articles found on the ACORN website. These articles are based upon topics of relevance to evidence-based care or research.The ACORN website will continue to install more articles over time and chiropractors will again use the ACORN electronic storage platform to provide their personal lodgment of both the (a) ACORN website article name and (b) their 5 correct answers to the 5 questions specific to that article.The CPD/FLA questions for each article will be inserted onto the ACORN website under the tab called ACORN CPD points.
  1. 1 hour maximum allocation per year for completion and return of a minimum of 4 sub-study questionnaires/patient history. This allocation relates to information filled in by the ‘Chiropractor’. (15 mins allocated per questionnaire, with a minimum of 4) Note: This CPD allocation can only be available to those chiropractors who have consented to be members of the ACORN network in the Invitation-Pack. This allocation is limited to a maximum of 1 hr total per registration year.ACORN will provide the electronic storage platform that chiropractors must use to lodge their completion of this task. (Members are advised to also log this information into their own CPD log-book along with the correct answers as a second record).
  1. 1 hour maximum allocation per year for completion and return of a minimum of 4 sub-study questionnaires designed for your ‘Patient’ to fill in. (15 mins allocated per questionnaire/minimum of 4 is required) Note: This CPD/FLA allocation can only be available to those chiropractors who have consented to be members of the ACORN network in the Invitation-Pack. This allocation is limited to a maximum of 1 hr total per registration year.ACORN will provide the electronic storage platform that chiropractors must use to lodge their completion of this task. (Members are advised to also log this information into their own CPD log-book along with the correct answers as a second record).
  1. 30 min allocation is given for every patient participant recruited for completion of additional tasks related to some ACORN sub-studies.This allocation rewards your agreement to meet those additional tasks related to the collection of data within certain studies offered to you and involve providing patients with either a specific type of Chiropractic care or the use of a specific Diagnostic procedure/test critical to your participation within that study.This CPD/FLA allocation can only be available to those chiropractors who have consented to be members of the ACORN network in the Invitation-Pack and who have further consented to participate in that particular study and once full disclosure of all the requirements for study participation have first been outlined to them. A 30 min allocation is given for each patient participant recruited for this type of study and where the chiropractor has completed and returned all of the required documentation related to that patient within that study.Remember, ACORN will provide the electronic storage platform that chiropractors must use to lodge their completion of this task. (Members are advised to also log this information into their own CPD log-book along with the correct answers as a second record).

 

Relevant Questions for CPD:

1. The experience of PBRNs has been that less translation is required to apply research to practice when clinicians are involved in which three (3) processes?
2. What have successful PBRNs recognised as necessary in order for researchers and clinicians to choose to work together for an extended period of time?
3. With regards to the issue of translating research into practice what failure do the authors identify as attracting increasing concern over the last few years?
4. How long on average is it estimated to take to turn 14% of original research findings into changes in care that benefit patients?
5. What feature makes primary care PBRNs well positioned to address the need for more relevant research and for better ways to translate research into practice?

A more recent paper can provide further information by Green LA, Hickner J. A Short history of Primary Care Practice-based Research Networks: From Concept to Essential Research Laboratories. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine 2006; 19(1): 1-10. Article freely accessible at:
http://www.jabfm.org/content/19/1/1.full.pdf+html

 

 

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