Training is a cornerstone of our service. Throughout the development of CMC, we have created a variety of training materials to help professionals to develop their knowledge of the system and how to use it. We also recognise that creating a CMC plan involves having difficult discussions with patients, so our training modules offer extra support in these areas too.
Since August 2010, 20,000 medical professionals across London have trained to use CMC.
Please feel free to explore all the options here, especially the webinars and the e-learning modules from which you can choose the options that are most relevant and useful to your role.
There are four main ways to engage the CMC training requirement:
1. Online - eLearning
You will find a variety of e-learning modules covering different aspects of the service as well as clinical tutorials on specialist areas at cmc.learning.intersystems.com. Some are brief and some are very comprehensive. You are free to engage with them as much or as little as you feel necessary.
2. Face to Face
Our trainers can offer personal training on using the CMC system and the basics of creating a care plan to groups of six or more. We also support “Cascade Trainers” who champion CMC in their own organisations and offer local training for their colleagues onsite.
CMC delivers twice weekly webinars via Zoom so you (perhaps with colleagues) can receive a standard training in your office or anywhere on your portable device. Click here for the webinar schedule. Ask your IT administrator to permit the use of Zoom if not already in place.
4. Training waiver form
For clinicians who are familiar with CMC or using advance care planning systems, and already have the appropriate clinical experience and knowledge, we offer a waiver form.
The training: in detail
Here are some further resources and options to support training and learning for CMC and urgent care planning more broadly.
An approach that has worked really well is to have local ‘champions’ or ‘cascade trainers’ to drive uptake, act as a conduit between local teams and CMC, and support awareness and training. Cascade trainers go through an accreditation process and are supported by us to ensure they have the materials, information and confidence to train. If you are interested in becoming a cascade trainer or would like to know if your organisation has one to support local training, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMC Quick Reference Guide
For users seeking a whistle-stop tour of the main aspects of the CMC service and system, we have also created a ‘Quick Reference Guide’ (see below) that can support you while using the system, or remind you of key functions.
I learned a lot about the system. But I also learned a lot about how to talk to my patients.