Comprehensive Review of Pain Medicine

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Full Course:  34.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 06/30/21)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Anesthesiologists, Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Emergency Physicians, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctors, Internists, Family Physicians, Rheumatologists, Dentists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.

Series 1 (COMPPM1): Improve Performance in Pain Management

This online CME program covers all aspects of comprehensive and ongoing assessment and effective management, helping you achieve improved clinical outcomes for your patients with pain. Be prepared to take preventative action, diagnose underlying problems, recognize warning signs, and manage treatment. With an emphasis on the challenging aspects of opioid therapy, Comprehensive Review of Pain Medicine will help you to better:
  • Identify underlying biologic and psychosocial causes of the opioid crisis and apply CDC guidelines for opioid use in your practice
  • Evaluate therapies and management strategies for patients with back and spine pain or postoperative pain
  • Discuss pain management for older adults, including those at the end of life, as well as addicts and other complicated patients
  • Summarize relevant and current non-narcotic and non-pharmacologic interventions


This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

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Course Topics

The Opioid Epidemic and the Payor

Chronic Opioid Therapy and Physician Decision Making

Moving Beyond Opioids for Pain Management

Restorative Electrical Stimulation for Back Pain

Measuring Outcomes - Beyond VAS

Neonatal Pain Medicine

Telemedicine and the Future of Healthcare

Postoperative Pain Medicine Without Opioids - Are We There Yet?

Postoperative Pain Management in High-Risk Patients

Opioids for Pain - Where is the Pendulum Now?

Vertebral Augmentation

Psychopathology and the Treatment of Pain

Public Policy and the Opioid Crisis: One State's Experience

Chronic Opioid Therapy and the DEA

Opioids and Pediatric Pain Medicine

Organizing Institutional Support for Opioid Prescribers and Rational Decision Making

Restorative Electrical Stimulation for the Post Stroke Shoulder

Spinal Cord Stimulation - New Advances and Devices

Electrical Stimulation for Pain - Beyond the Epidural Space

Intrathecal Pharmacology - New Insights and Understanding

Suicide and Chronic Pain - View from the Front Lines

Pain Management for House Staff

Palliative Care for Clinicians - Moving Beyond Hospice

Interventional Procedure Considerations at the End of Life

Pain Medicine - A Primer for Mid-levels

Interventional Management of Spasticity

Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal Procedures

Neuroanatomy for Ultrasound-Guided Pain Procedures

Percutaneous Spinal Procedures - Beyond the Needle

Pain and the Brain - The Future of fMRI and PET in Pain Medicine

Applying the Principles of Patient Engagement in Pain Medicine: Improving Pain Management and Reducing Opioid Use

Are Cannabinoids the New Frontier in Pain Management?

Opioids and the Injured Worker

Treating Pain in the Addict

Opioid Risk Management for Clinicians

Can NGF Inhibitors Replace Opioids

Explaining the CDC Guidelines

Buprenorphine and its Role in Pain Medicine

Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work?

Radiofrequency Lesioning for Back and Neck Pain - Why the Controversy?

Endocrinology and Pain

Pain and Dementia

Pain Medicine and Psychiatry

Patient Care and the Use of Placebos: Nonspecific Treatment Effects in Pain Medicine

Opioids, Toxicology and Use Patterns

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME activity, you will be better able to:
  • Identify underlying biologic and psychosocial causes of the opioid crisis
  • Apply CDC guidelines for opioid use in one’s practice
  • List appropriate therapies for back and spine pain without excessive use of imaging, narcotics, or surgery
  • Describe pain management for older adults and those at the end of life
  • Discuss pain management for the addict and for the complicated patient
  • Summarize appropriate non-narcotic and non-pharmacological pain treatment modalities
  • Evaluate pain management strategies for postoperative pain
  • Outline effective engagement methods for communicating with the pain patient



Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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Oakstone Publishing LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 34.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Date of Original Release: June 30, 2018
Date Credits Expire: June 30, 2021
Contact Hours: 34.50
CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

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