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Mainpro+ User Manual

Mainpro+® (Maintenance of Proficiency) is the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) program designed to support and promote continuing professional development (CPD) for family physicians.

The Mainpro+ Manual is aconcise resource that will guide you through everything you need to know about earning and reporting credits in Mainpro+. Developed based on feedback from Mainpro+ users, the manual includes a frequently asked questions section, helpful screenshots to guide you through credit reporting, and links to informative videos

Check Out the Mainpro+ Platform Tutorial!



Not enough time to take in the full tutorial? Then visit the following video summaries for a quick review of the frequently visited areas on the Mainpro+ member portal.

Overview of your Dashboard

View past activities

 

View and print reports

How to enter an activity

 

Overview of the Holding Area

 

Learn more about the CPD Planning Tool

Mainpro+ Tips: Turning Data Reports Into Credits

Using data reports to identify gaps, determine patient care goals, and generally improve your practice can easily translate into certified Mainpro+ credits.

Measurement data is incredibly informative and can be very powerful in supporting changes and actions within clinics and PCNs. In addition to using data to improve your practice, you may claim certified Mainpro+ credits! Simply complete a Linking Learning to Research exercise and earn five Mainpro+ credits. Document the experience of your provincial practice review and earn six Mainpro+ certified credits by completing an Assessment Activity.

Primary Healthcare Panel Reports can be requested from the HQCA There are now three different reports available (Proxy Panel, Confirmed Patient List and Clinic). Click here to find out more and request your own report from the HQCA today!

Mainpro+ Tips: Complete an Assessment Activity for 6 Certified Credits

Learn More About Claiming Credits Through Assessment Activities

You may earn certified Mainpro+ credits by completing a number of assessment activities including practice audits, quality assurance programs, Linking Learning to Assessment exercises, provincial Practice Reviews, PearlsTM, and/or medical examiner for certification exams.

Earn Six Certified Mainpro+ Credits With a Step by Step to Completing an Assessment Activity

  1. Go to www.cfpc.ca/login
  2. Click on the large Mainpro+ logo on the centre of the screen to the right of the PROFILE box
  3. Click on ENTER A CPD ACTIVITYgreen button below your name (in the top left of the screen)
  4. Select the Category type and click on Assessment
  5. Click on Certified
  6. Click on Practice Audit/Quality Assurance Programs
  7. Fill out the form and click on submit

Watch the Assessment Activity Tutorial

Mainpro+ Tips: Linking Learning to Research

Claim Mainpro+ Credits for Your Research Work Through Linking Learning Exercises

What Are Linking Learning Exercises

Linking Learning exercises are self-administered, semi-structured exercises. They challenge you to look at day-to-day activities as learning opportunities. The Linking Learning submission forms helps you to identify a question, and then guide you through a series of critical inquiry and practice reflection exercises on your way to answering the question.

Each completed Linking Learning exercise earns five Mainpro+ certified credits and there is no limit on the number of exercises you may complete in a cycle.

For more details on Linking Learning Exercises, visit the CFPC website.

Step by Step to Completing a Linking Learning to Research

Did you know if you review guidelines, you can earn certified credits by completing a Linking Learning exercise. Linking Learning Exercises involve an approach to answering questions through information appraisal and integration, rather than information acquisition.

The form will help you to identify a question, and then guide you through a series of critical inquiry and practice reflection exercises on your way to answering the question. Each completed exercise earns five (5) Mainpro+ certified credits.

  1. Go to www.cfpc.ca/login
  2. Click on the large Mainpro+ logo on the centre of the screen to the right of the PROFILE box
  3. Click on ENTER A CPD ACTIVITYgreen button below your name (in the top left of the screen)
  4. Select the Category type and click on Self-Learning
  5. Click on Certified
  6. Click on Linking Learning to Research
  7. Fill out the form and click on submit

Mainpro+ Tips: Conflict of Interest Disclosure – Why?

Members of the CFPC play a vital role in the development of Mainpro+ certified activities – e.g. as planning committee members, and in the delivery of a Mainpro+ certified activity as speakers, moderators and as participants.

Identifying and addressing potential conflicts of interest helps ensure proper balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor is applied to certified educational activities.

Why is conflict of interest disclosure for certified Mainpro+ offerings important?
We believe that for program participants to apply what they learn from certified programs to their practices with absolute assurance, the content must be presented in a balanced and unbiased fashion.

To minimize the potential for bias in learning that supports physicians in their multiple roles with patients, learners, and the health system, all members of planning committees and speakers are required to complete and submit a CFPC Mainpro+ Declaration of Conflict of Interest form, as part of the Mainpro+ certification process. Certified activities must be developed, delivered and evaluated in accordance to educational and ethical standards set out by the CFPC.

At the event, CME/CPD organizers and presenters must take steps that allow participants to make independent judgements on the relationships identified and management strategies employed to deal with any conflicts of interest.

This information MUST be presented to the audience using the CFPC’s 3-Slide COI Disclosure Policy:

  1. Speaker Disclosure,
  2. Commercial support disclosure, and
  3. Steps taken by the PC to mitigate any potential bias.

Speakers MUST verbally and visually review these slides, disclosing any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have, and allow sufficient time for the audience to read and comprehend the information being shared.

There must also be opportunity given for the audience to ask questions about the disclosure information should they arise.

Visit the CFPC’s Identification and Management of Conflicts of Interest and Transparency to Learners guide for more information.

Mainpro+ Tips: Linking to Committee Work

Claim Mainpro+ Credits for Your Planning Committee Work

Earn Non-Certified Mainpro+ Credits for Participating on a Committee

Did you know you can claim non-certified credits for your participation on a committee? You can count the time spent participating at committee meetings, and also the time spent on the work of the committee.

  1. Go to www.cfpc.ca/login
  2. Click on the large Mainpro+ logo on the centre of the screen to the right of the PROFILE box
  3. Click on ENTER A CPD ACTIVITYgreen button below your name (in the top left of the screen)
  4. Select the Category type and click on Self-Learning
  5. Click on Non-Certified
  6. Choose Committee participation from the drop-down menu
  7. Click on CONTINUE – green button the bottom right
  8. Fill out the form and click on submit at the bottom of the screen. Your form will be submitted for review

Earn Certified Mainpro+ Credits by Completing a Linking Learning to Administration Exercise

In addition to claiming non-certified credits for participation on a committee, you can also submit a Linking Learning to Administration exercise for certified credits. As Linking Learning exercises are based on what was learned from the activity, not the time spent, your participation on a committee or at a single meeting could possibly generate multiple questions or learning opportunities.

The exercise requires you to generate a question on information that you have acquired as a result of your participation on that committee.

  1. Go to www.cfpc.ca/login
  2. Click on the large Mainpro+ logo on the centre of the screen to the right of the PROFILE box
  3. Click on ENTER A CPD ACTIVITY – green button below your name ( in the top left of the screen
  4. Select the Category type and click on Self-Learning
  5. Click on Certified
  6. Click on Linking Learning to Administration

Mainpro+ Tips: Linking Assessment Activities

Claim Mainpro+ Credits for Your Review of Guidelines

Earn Non-Certified Credits

Did you know if you review guidelines, you can claim non-certified credits for them under the CFPC’s Mainpro+ Assessment category? You can claim up to one credit per one hour.

  1. Go to www.cfpc.ca/login
  2. Click on the large Mainpro+ logo on the centre of the screen to the right of the PROFILE box
  3. Click on ENTER A CPD ACTIVITYgreen button below your name (in the top left of the screen).
  4. Select the Category type and click on Assessment
  5. Click on Non-Certified
  6. Click on Other Certified Group Learning Activities
  7. Click on CONTINUE (green button the bottom right)
  8. Fill out the form and click on submit at the bottom of the screen. Your form will be submitted for review.

Earn Certified Credits by Completing a Linking Learning to Assessment

Did you know if you review guidelines, you can earn certified credits by completing a Linking Learning exercise. Linking Learning Exercises involve an approach to answering questions through information appraisal and integration, rather than information acquisition.

The form will help you to identify a question, and then guide you through a series of critical inquiry and practice reflection exercises on your way to answering the question. Each completed exercise earns five (5) Mainpro+ certified credits.

  1. Go to www.cfpc.ca/login
  2. Click on the large Mainpro+ logo on the centre of the screen to the right of the PROFILE box
  3. Click on ENTER A CPD ACTIVITYgreen button below your name (in the top left of the screen)
  4. Select the Category type and click on Self Learning
  5. Click on Certified
  6. Click on Linking Learning to Assessment
  7. Fill out the form and click on submit