Pain Management

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 11 (PAIN11) Topics Include:  and more.

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

Full Course:
PAIN11
Full Course Price:
$580
Short Course:
PAIN11A, PAIN11B
Short Course Price:
$485
Format:
Available in Audio format.

Course Topics

Regional Anesthesia in the Emergency Department

Assess the benefits and drawbacks of regional anesthesia and intravenous sedation in the emergency department; Utilize common techniques for regional anesthesia in the emergency department; Develop strategies for implementation of protocols for regional anesthesia in the emergency department based on availability of resources and personnel; Summarize outcomes of experimental interventions to deliver regional anesthesia in the field; Discuss potential issues with obtaining patient consent and training of ED providers.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT-PM177

Informed Consent

Identify essential components of written informed consent; Educate patients on the risks and benefits of anesthetic procedures; Assess clinical decision-making capacity of patients; Perform regular evaluations to assess alterations in decision-making capacity; Create tools to improve delivery of information related to informed consent.

QUALIFIES FOR ETHICS, RISK MGMT/PATIENT SAFETY/MEDICAL ERRORS, PAIN MANAGEMENT-E060

Role of Nonopioid Medications in Chronic Pain Management

Consider the use of complementary medicine to reduce use of opiates; Assess evidence on the efficacy of cannabis for improving pain; Choose an appropriate nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug for a patient with acute pain; Compare the efficacy, risks, and tolerability of antipyretics, tramadol, anticonvulsants, muscle relaxants, and antidepressant agents for pain management; Recognize novel applications for pharmaceutical agents used to treat chronic pain.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT-PM181, QUALIFIES FOR CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

Clinical Pharmacology

Explain the clinical effects of ketamine based on the dose and route of administration; Select patients in the emergency department who are likely to benefit from treatment with ketamine; Integrate the prescription of buprenorphine into the treatment of opioid withdrawal; Identify contraindications for use of buprenorphine for patients with opioid withdrawal; Develop strategies for management of patients with severe headache in the emergency department.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT-PM180 AND CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY-PM180

Rheumatology Updates

Elaborate on the pathophysiology of fibromyalgia; Identify factors that contribute to risk for fibromyalgia; Recognize key differences between the three main classification systems for systemic lupus erythematosus; Provide patients with effective options for treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus; Optimize the treatment of patients with gout and pseudogout.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT-PM178

Migraine during Pregnancy and Lactation/Worsening Migraines/Nerve Blocks for Headache

Diagnose underlying causes of migraines in pregnant and lactating patients; Recommend appropriate treatment strategies for pregnant and lactating patients experiencing migraines; Choose appropriate therapeutic strategies to manage worsening migraines; Consider use of infusion therapies to treat worsening migraine; Determine whether a patient is a good candidate for radiofrequency nerve ablation to treat headache.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT-PM179

Updates on Epidural Injections for Pain Management

Choose an appropriate level for injecting steroid into the epidural space; Recognize anatomic landmarks associated with maximal safety of transforaminal injections; Minimize risk for intraspinal injection when placing epidural injections; Select patients who are most likely to benefit from epidural steroid injections; Compare the efficacy and safety profiles of particulate vs nonparticulate steroids.

New and Emerging Therapies for Migraine

Distinguish among types of calcitonin gene-related peptide monoclonal antibodies; Determine which pharmacologic agents are most appropriate for managing acute migraine, other types of migraine, and episodic cluster headaches; Identify small-molecule agents that target and inhibit calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptors for treatment of acute migraine attacks; Recommend agents that manage migraine headache attacks through interactions with other serotonergic receptors, such as those that target the 5-HT7 receptors; Characterize emerging therapies for the prevention and management of migraine headaches.

QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Headache Treatment/Post-traumatic Headache and Post-concussive Symptoms

Select treatment strategies for primary headache disorders; Compare indications and efficacy of medications targeting calcitonin gene-related peptide for primary headache disorders; Utilize neuromodulation therapies for management of migraine; Identify signs and symptoms of concussion that are often omitted from commonly used checklists; Develop treatment strategies for post-traumatic headache and post-concussion syndrome. QUALIFIES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Spinal Injuries and Disability Claims in Civilian and Military Settings

Apply the observations and conclusions of wartime studies of back pain to the civilian population; Recognize the high likelihood of patients underreporting pre-existing conditions after minor trauma from a motor vehicle accident; Identify socioeconomic and mental health factors that predispose individuals to present with chronic low back pain; Assess the data showing that low back pain problems happen constantly and are most often not caused by minor trauma; Address the concerns of patients presenting with low back pain with empathy and compassion.

QUALIFIES FOR TRAUMA AND PAIN MANAGEMENT

Accreditation

Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

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

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.