Providing the Right Expectations: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Pain
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Premiere Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
This activity offers CE credit for:
- Physicians (CME)
- Pharmacists (ACPE)
- Family Physicians (AAFP)
All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Credit Expiration Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
|Mark S. Gold, MD
ASAM’s Annual Lifetime Achievement John P. McGovern Award & Prize winner
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
17th University of Florida Distinguished Alumni Professor
|Steven P. Stanos, DO
Medical Director, Swedish Health System Pain Medicine and Services
Immediate Past President, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Statement of Need
Evaluating patients with chronic pain can be a daunting task, as the nervous system is complex and knowing which type of pain the patient is experiencing – neuropathic, nociceptive, or nociplastic – is the best guide for where clinicians should focus their medication choices. Adding to the difficulty of evaluating pain is the fact that there is no clinical way to diagnose sensitization. It is also important for clinicians to think of what the actual mechanism of a medication and how to use medications in a rational way to help decrease pain. There is rarely a medication that will decrease pain completely, but patients should at least experience positive effects on their level of function and quality of life.
In this CME Outfitters Snack on understanding pain and how to treat it, expert faculty focus on the pathophysiology of pain and the underlying mechanisms to assessment and appropriate management.
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply knowledge of acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms to clinical assessment and appropriate management of pain.
- Educate patients about their pain to optimize safe and effective, multimodal treatment plans.
Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who manage patients with acute and chronic pain.
CME Credit (Physicians):
USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
USF Health designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Credit (Family Physicians):
This Enduring Material activity, Providing the Right Expectations: Understanding the Pathophysiology of Pain, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 02/25/2019. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs) Universal Activity Number:
MOC Points available for Internal Medicine and General Medicine Board Certified Physicians.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
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Dr. Gold has no disclosures to report.
Dr. Stanos reports that he receives research support from Grunenthal and is a consultant for SCILEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mae Ochoa, Rph (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
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Credits ACCME:0.25, AAFP:0.25, MOC:0.25, PARTICIPATION:0.25, CPE:0.25Tag(s) Pain Management