I’ve posted before about Trip’s educational merits.  But, in a nutshell, using Trip to help answer clinical questions is undoubtedly educational.

Many health professionals around the globe are required to demonstrate that they are keeping up to date with the latest evidence and the requirements vary widely from country to country.  Trip is very keen to help support this and to date we have two main ways:

  • The timeline, this records all activity on Trip (search terms used, articles viewed) and can be exported for inclusion in educational portfolios
  • Reflective toolbar.  This is little used but allows a user to open a document and answer reflective questions about it.  This is recorded and is exportable.

But, we want to improve our educational support but require help from our users – hence this post.  It has been prompted by me seeing, for a UK-based educational activity, a company offering 1 CPD credit.  The notion is that if an activity takes an hour they get 1 CPD credit.

Might such an approach be useful in Trip?

For every article read do we assign a CPD credit?  Do we also allow, via the timeline, the ability to reflect on an article to gain extra CPD credit?  So, you might read an article and gain 0.5 CPD credits and if you then record your reflections it goes up to 1 CPD.

So, if the above impacts on your professional life please let me know what you think (via jon.brassey@tripdatabase.com).  If we get it right it’ll be a huge benefit.