Activity ID



April 5, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit



$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 second 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 2 offers physicians tools to assess pain, function, and mood for patients with chronic pain using a biopsychosocial approach that integrates multiple perspectives to better understand how each domain – biological or physical, psychological or mental, and social – contributes to an individual’s pain experience.

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Educational Objectives

1. Obtain a patient-centered, biopsychosocial history for a patient with chronic pain.
2.Perform a focused physical examination and functional assessment for a patient with chronic pain.
3.Identify standardized tools to assess pain, function, and mood for patients with chronic pain.
4. Identify standardized tools to assess risk for opioid misuse.
5. Describe challenges and best practices involved in performing assessments of patients with chronic pain


"Pain assessment"; Patient-centered interviewing"; "Pain assessment challenges"; Physical exam for pain"


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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