ExpiresApril 5, 2024
Fee$25 per module
CME Provider: American College of Physicians
Description of CME Course
Chronic pain affects over 50 million people in the US and 1.5 billion world-wide. This is the first of a series of 9 interactive modules on Pain Management; 7 didactic modules and 2 modules of case studies. Using current evidence-based approaches, these modules address pain assessment, diagnostic differentials, treatment plans, and patient-centered communication. Modules can be viewed independent of each other. This module 1 provides an overview of commonly accepted frameworks that help clinicians formulate a clinical approach to pain, identify risk factors for development of chronic pain, and recognize personal and societal understanding the fundamentals of pain.
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NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
1. Apply commonly accepted frameworks to describe and identify the type(s) of pain
your patients are experiencing.
2. Discuss the proportion of U.S. adults who will present with pain.
3. Differentiate acute pain, the disease of chronic pain, and high impact chronic pain.
4. Describe factors that can increase someone’s risk for developing chronic pain.
5. Incorporate six ethical considerations when caring for individuals with chronic pain.
"Pain terminology"; "Pain types"; "Chronic pain epidemiology", "Pain management principles"
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military