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 10 (PAIN10) Topics Include:  Properties of Cannabis, Preventing Postanesthesia Nausea and Vomiting, Rheumatoid Arthritis, MAT, Nerve Blocksand more.

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Course Topics

Treatment Options for Chronic Pain

Differentiate the properties of different strains of cannabis; Assess the evidence for the use of cannabis to treat chronic pain; Determine whether a patient is a candidate for the use of cannabis to relieve chronic pain; Elaborate on central sensitization and its implications for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain; Recommend a multidisciplinary approach for the management of chronic pain.


Treating Complex Conditions/ Painful Sacroiliac Joint

Recognize the intent and the limitations of practice guidelines; Assess and individualize treatment for patients presenting with complex pathology; Identify and treat vertebral compression fractures; Diagnose SI joint pain; Select appropriate interventions for treating SI joint pain.


Pediatric Anesthesia and Pain Management

Identify reasons to postpone a pediatric surgical procedure; Apply a variety of topical and subcutaneous approaches for procedural pain management; Reduce anxiety in children undergoing anesthesia as well as in their parents; Prevent or mitigate postanesthesia nausea and vomiting; Interact and bond with pediatric patients and their parents.


Management of Headache

Recognize characteristics of headache that may indicate the presence of an underlying condition; Identify the diagnostic criteria for medication overuse headache, migraine, status migrainosus, and pseudotumor cerebri; Use appropriate imaging techniques to detect cerebrospinal fluid leaks; Determine whether a patient's symptoms are due to migraine or stroke; Elaborate on the association between stroke and migraine.


Interventional Pain Management/Rheumatoid Arthritis

Evaluate a patient with chronic pain; Offer first-tier therapeutic options to a patient with chronic pain; Select appropriate candidates for spinal cord stimulation; Diagnose rheumatoid arthritis; Manage a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.


Pain Management Update

Define neuropathic pain; Explain the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain conditions; Use pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options in the treatment of neuropathic pain conditions; Diagnose complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS); Outline a strategy for managing complications of nerve blocks and other treatments of CRPS.

Highlights from the 14th Annual UCSF Spine Symposium

Elaborate on the pathophysiology of lumbar discogenic and radicular pain; Differentiate uncommon imaging presentations for disc herniation from tumors or abscesses; List characteristics included in deep phenotyping; Minimize intraoperative use of opioids for spinal surgery; Choose effective modalities for treatment of sacroiliac joint pain.

Approaches to Pain Management

Differentiate nociception from pain; Elaborate on the mechanism of action of gabapentinoids for mitigation of pain sensations; Cite current literature addressing efficacy of gabapentinoids and adverse events associated with their use in a multimodal perioperative pain strategy; Develop a paradigm for treatment of patients with chronic refractory pain; Select appropriate modalities for treatment of chronic pain.

Perioperative Management for Orthopedic Surgery in the Patient Recovering from Opioid Addiction

Differentiate among options available for MAT; Make appropriate recommendations for discontinuation of MAT therapies prior to surgical procedures; Prescribe postoperative analgesia with the lowest risk for contributing to relapse of a patient who has recovered from opioid addiction; Identify signs of withdrawal from buprenorphine; Compare the efficacies and safety of medications used to ease perioperative pain and anxiety in patients who have recovered from opioid addiction.

Opioids and Acute Pain

Educate patients on the potential for addiction when using opioid medications for analgesia; Recognize the complexities of providing analgesia to patients who are taking buprenorphine; Summarize the characteristics of ketamine; Describe advantages of using ultrasound-guided neurofascial plane nerve blocks; Counsel patients about postoperative pain to help set reasonable expectations.

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.


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