Pain Management

Pain Management Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:   Emergency Physicians, Family Practitioners, Pediatricians, Internists, General Practitioners, Specialists, Sub-Specialists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 7 (PAIN7) Topics Include:  Treating Mood and Pain Disorders, Accuracy of Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Nonoperative Treatment for LBP, Neurologic Causes of Headache, Managing Postoperative Rehabilitation, and more.

To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full or Short) below:

Full Course:
PAIN7
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PAIN7A, PAIN7B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Pain Medicine and Psychiatry

Describe shared neurobiologic features that connect psychiatric and mood disorders with chronic pain and neuropathic pain disorders; Identify specific mechanisms of action that allow psychiatric medications to treat mood disorders and pain disorders; Manage personality characteristics and cognitive patterns that can exacerbate pain or promote resistance to treatment; Recognize the role of placebo effects in many purportedly evidence-based treatments and studies, and how they may persist despite blinding and other efforts to ensure empirical accuracy; Maximize the additive benefits of the placebo effect when providing care to patients.

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Radiating Back Pain

Recognize the clinical presentations for lumbosacral radiculopathy; Appropriately select patients for electrodiagnostic testing; Obtain a history from and perform a physical examination of a patient with radiating LBP; Select and interpret advanced imaging for evaluation of LBP; Prescribe nonoperative treatment for LBP.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Differentiate FAP from organic abdominal pain; Communicate effectively with patients and families about the management of FAP; Identify abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders; Prescribe appropriate medications and nonpharmacologic therapies for the treatment of recurrent abdominal pain; Recognize the role of anxiety in FAP and recommend cognitive behavioral therapy when appropriate.

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Chronic Pain/The Placebo Response

Describe changes that occur in the pathways and physiology of pain secondary to aging; Recommend nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches for the management of chronic pain in older adults; Identify factors that influence the strength of the placebo effect; Recognize the role of placebo effects in many purportedly evidence-based treatments and studies, and how they may persist despite blinding and other efforts to ensure empirical accuracy; Maximize the additive benefits of the placebo effect when providing care to patients.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Updates on Low Back Pain

Interpret the findings of tests performed during a physical examination of patients with LBP; Diagnose disc herniation; Recommend evidence-based treatment for a patient with LBP; Evaluate a patient with an annular fissure; Differentiate between degeneration and infection on neuroimaging.

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Headaches in Children

Recognize signs of brain tumors or other neurologic causes of headache; Distinguish characteristics of migraine common in children from those typical of adults; Diagnose tension headache and cluster headache; Select appropriate medications for treatment of migraine; Counsel parents about implementing early treatment of migraine.

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Pain Management 2016

Explain the continuum of levels of sedation; Monitor patients undergoing procedural sedation (PS); Choose an appropriate drug for PS; Determine whether a patient might benefit from regional anesthesia; Improve the accuracy of peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) through the use of ultrasound guidance.

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Perspectives on Pain Management

Explain the mechanisms by which steroids affect pain; Interpret findings of recent studies evaluating the effectiveness of epidural steroid injections; Modify practices to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Provide data to health care facilities to demonstrate the added value of inpatient pain services; Optimize responses of patients to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) questionnaire.

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Challenges in Pain Management

Compare and contrast intravenous (IV) ibuprofen and IV acetaminophen; Explain the mechanism of action of gabapentinoids; Select the appropriate patients to receive methadone therapy; Counsel patients on opioid therapy about realistic outcomes and acceptable and unacceptable behavior; Recommend an effective weaning schedule for a patient on opioids.

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Highlights from the First Annual Hip and Knee Restoration Symposium

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the anterior and posterior approaches to total hip arthroplasty; Explain the techniques used in the anterior approach to hip replacement; Recognize the advantages and limitations of robot-assisted total joint arthroplasty; Manage postoperative rehabilitation in patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty with anterior and posterior approaches; Incorporate outpatient physical therapy into rehabilitation strategies for patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pain Medicine and Psychiatry

Describe shared neurobiologic features that connect psychiatric and mood disorders with chronic pain and neuropathic pain disorders; Identify specific mechanisms of action that allow psychiatric medications to treat mood disorders and pain disorders; Manage personality characteristics and cognitive patterns that can exacerbate pain or promote resistance to treatment; Recognize the role of placebo effects in many purportedly evidence-based treatments and studies, and how they may persist despite blinding and other efforts to ensure empirical accuracy; Maximize the additive benefits of the placebo effect when providing care to patients.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Differentiate FAP from organic abdominal pain; Communicate effectively with patients and families about the management of FAP; Identify abdominal pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders; Prescribe appropriate medications and nonpharmacologic therapies for the treatment of recurrent abdominal pain; Recognize the role of anxiety in FAP and recommend cognitive behavioral therapy when appropriate.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Updates on Low Back Pain

Interpret the findings of tests performed during a physical examination of patients with LBP; Diagnose disc herniation; Recommend evidence-based treatment for a patient with LBP; Evaluate a patient with an annular fissure; Differentiate between degeneration and infection on neuroimaging.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Pain Management 2016

Explain the continuum of levels of sedation; Monitor patients undergoing procedural sedation (PS); Choose an appropriate drug for PS; Determine whether a patient might benefit from regional anesthesia; Improve the accuracy of peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) through the use of ultrasound guidance.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Challenges in Pain Management

Compare and contrast intravenous (IV) ibuprofen and IV acetaminophen; Explain the mechanism of action of gabapentinoids; Select the appropriate patients to receive methadone therapy; Counsel patients on opioid therapy about realistic outcomes and acceptable and unacceptable behavior; Recommend an effective weaning schedule for a patient on opioids.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Radiating Back Pain

Recognize the clinical presentations for lumbosacral radiculopathy; Appropriately select patients for electrodiagnostic testing; Obtain a history from and perform a physical examination of a patient with radiating LBP; Select and interpret advanced imaging for evaluation of LBP; Prescribe nonoperative treatment for LBP.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Chronic Pain/The Placebo Response

Describe changes that occur in the pathways and physiology of pain secondary to aging; Recommend nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches for the management of chronic pain in older adults; Identify factors that influence the strength of the placebo effect; Recognize the role of placebo effects in many purportedly evidence-based treatments and studies, and how they may persist despite blinding and other efforts to ensure empirical accuracy; Maximize the additive benefits of the placebo effect when providing care to patients.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Headaches in Children

Recognize signs of brain tumors or other neurologic causes of headache; Distinguish characteristics of migraine common in children from those typical of adults; Diagnose tension headache and cluster headache; Select appropriate medications for treatment of migraine; Counsel parents about implementing early treatment of migraine.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Perspectives on Pain Management

Explain the mechanisms by which steroids affect pain; Interpret findings of recent studies evaluating the effectiveness of epidural steroid injections; Modify practices to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Provide data to health care facilities to demonstrate the added value of inpatient pain services; Optimize responses of patients to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) questionnaire.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Highlights from the First Annual Hip and Knee Restoration Symposium

Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the anterior and posterior approaches to total hip arthroplasty; Explain the techniques used in the anterior approach to hip replacement; Recognize the advantages and limitations of robot-assisted total joint arthroplasty; Manage postoperative rehabilitation in patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty with anterior and posterior approaches; Incorporate outpatient physical therapy into rehabilitation strategies for patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Family PracticeInternal Medicine, Critical Care, Trauma, Headache Review and Neurology

If you have taken the current Pain Management CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Pain Management plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.