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 9B (PAIN9B) Topics Include:  Pain in the Sacroiliac Joint, Safety Issues with Cannabis, Pharmacologic Options, and more.

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Course Topics

Headache with Other Pain Syndromes

Review the similarities and overlap between Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and fibromyalgia; Recommend appropriate management strategies for comorbid disorders commonly seen with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome; Cite the new criteria for the diagnosis of hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and fibromyalgia; Explain proposed mechanisms and pathways of medicationoveruse headache and opioid-induced hyperalgesia; Describe the role of glial activation in chronic pain.


Migraine/Opioid Use

Apply findings of the Children and Adolescent Migraine Prevention trial to practice; Use a stepwise approach to treatment and prevention of migraine in pediatric patients; Identify regions of the brain involved in addiction and associated abnormal behaviors; Explain the neurobiology of substance use and addiction; Prescribe appropriate medical treatment for opioid use disorder in children and adolescents.


Pain Management in Primary Care

Identify trigger points to diagnose myofascial pain; Recognize typical neuroendocrine changes in patients with fibromyalgia; Optimize the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment of patients with fibromyalgia; Counsel patients requesting a prescription for medical marijuana about safety issues associated with cannabis; Evaluate the safety and efficacy of hallucinogenic drugs used to treat pain.


Pain Management

Summarize the role of the end plate in low back pain; List the advantages and limitations of imaging modalities for patients with chronic low back pain; Engage patients in shared decision making; Identify patients at high risk for chronic, opiate-dependent back pain before spinal surgery; Optimize preoperative and intraoperative pain management for patients with chronic back pain who plan to undergo spinal surgery.


Managing Procedural Pain

Differentiate between the properties and roles of A, delta and C pain fibers; Choose appropriately from among pharmacologic options for pain control in children; Predict the approximate time of onset of anesthesia for topical agents; Employ active distraction techniques for medical procedures; Counsel patients about optimally preparing children for painful procedures.


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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