It can be a real pain to figure out what’s going on with patients who constantly complain of aches and soreness. A new CME on AAPA’s Learning Central, “Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Chronic Pain: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt,” is available.
No books or pencils are needed. Simply listen to PAs and a physician discuss how to diagnose and treat chronic pain and walk through a case study that illustrates the critical role of PAs in managing chronic pain. PAs can earn up to 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credit.
What you’ll learn
After taking the course, PAs should be better able to:
- Identify the best medications for chronic pain
- Formulate an appropriate plan to manage patients using evidence-based guidelines
- Implement a monitoring plan for patients on opioid therapy to prevent abuse
- Know when to refer patients to a pain specialist
PAs can take the course two ways:
- Clinical Dialogue: A video discussion featuring leading experts. Includes an optional pre-and post-survey, a CME post-test and a program evaluation. CME credit will be awarded to those scoring 70 percent or higher on the post-test.
- eCase Challenge: Text-based programs where PAs are presented with challenging scenarios. A video highlights the key takeaways. Includes an optional pre- and post-survey, a CME post-test and a program evaluation. CME credit will be awarded to those who score 70 percent or higher on the post-test.
Explore more than 400 online CME activities at AAPA’s Learning Central.