Understanding the Big Picture of Pain and Pain AssessmentPremiere Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
This activity offers CE credit for:%>
- Physicians (CME)
- Pharmacists (ACPE)
- ABIM (MOC)
All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Credit Expiration Date:
Thursday, December 31, 2020
|Mark S. Gold, MD
ASAM's Annual Lifetime Achievement John P. McGovern Award & Prize Winner
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
17th University of Florida Distinguished Alumni Professor
|Steven P. Stanos, DO
Medical Director, Swedish Health System Pain Medicine and Services
Past President, American Academy of Pain Medicine
The number of opioid related deaths in the US is on the rise and health care providers (HCPs) often struggle finding a balance between prescribing guidelines and the individual needs of patients with acute and/or chronic pain. It’s imperative that clinicians seeing patients with pain are knowledgeable about acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms so that they may appropriately assess and manage pain.
Biopsychosocial assessment tools such as PEG (Pain, Enjoyment of Life, General Activity) are important to determining underlying causes to a patient’s pain; while verbal and visual scales reveal a pain score, measuring things like anxiety, depression, and side effects of any medications can help determine a patient’s functionality and quality of life, making it less difficult for HCPs to treat a patient’s pain.
In this free CME Snack, Dr. Gold and Dr. Stanos highlight the importance of helping patients function better so that they can return to a normal day-to-day life and discuss pain assessment tools and risk stratification so clinicians can both augment top-down inhibition of pain and reduce catastrophic reactions in patients with chronic pain.
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Apply knowledge of acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms to clinical assessment and appropriate management of pain.
- Educate patients about their pain to optimize safe and effective, multimodal treatment plans.
The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit:
- Explain acute and chronic pain pathways and underlying mechanisms and how they relate to clinical assessment and appropriate management of pain.
Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists.
CME Credit (Physicians):
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CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.
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Dr. Gold has no disclosures to report.
Dr. Stanos reports that he receives research support from Grunenthal and is a consultant for SCILEX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mae Ochoa, RPh (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
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