Jul
29
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt
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PA looking at patient's chartIt 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

Getting started

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.

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