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Improving Outcomes in Chronic Pain


Improving Outcomes in Chronic Pain

CME Certificate Fee: $25.00 (USD) per hr./credit

Optional Maintenance of Certification Credit (MOC) Fee: $10.00 (USD) per point

Up to 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

14.50 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s):

American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Areas: Internal Medicine

Estimated time to complete this activity: up to 14.50 hours

Author(s)/Editor(s): Charles Chabal, MD; Bennet Davis, M.D.; Thomas Elliott, M.D.
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Further Author/Editor Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: California, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia     Learn More >>

Outcome Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • Recognize how to diagnose common pain problems.
  • Assess and manage functional status in pain patients.
  • Manage long-term pain medications, particularly opioids.
  • Utilize referral and ancillary care providers in treating chronic pain.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current CME Approval Period: January 6, 2022 - January 5, 2025
Original Release Date: January 6, 2006
Most Recent Review by Author: January 6, 2022
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: January 6, 2022
Financial Support Received: Initial program development supported by a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, #R43 NS045361
Improving Outcomes in Chronic Pain
Up to 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

14.50 Part II MOC points are available for these specialty board(s) (Optional):

American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Credit Type: Medical Knowledge
  • Practice Areas: Internal Medicine

Current CME Approval Period: January 6, 2022 - January 5, 2025
Financial Support Received: Initial program development supported by a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, #R43 NS045361

ACCME/AMA PRA Accreditation Statement

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 14.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education
520-626-7832
uofacme@email.arizona.edu

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, MD

MOC Recognition Statement(s)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 14.50 Medical Knowledge Part II 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.


If you elect to receive MOC credit for this course, you give permission for VLH.com to share your information and activity completion data with the ACCME and the specialty board(s) chosen through the ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

Improving Outcomes in Chronic Pain
Authors/Editor

Authors

Charles Chabal, M.D.
Director, Evergreen Pain Management Center
Chief Science Officer, Talaria, Inc.

Dr. Chabal directs the Evergreen Pain Management Center in Seattle, Washington. He has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters on pain medicine.

Dr. Chabal is certified in anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is the founder and Chief Science Officer of Talaria Inc., a research company specializing in pain management medical device development, healthcare information dissemination, and medical informatics. He previously served as Director of Pain Services at the VA Puget Sound.

Disclosure: Dr. Chabal states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Bennet Davis, M.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Arizona College of Pharmacy

Dr. Davis is President of the Integrative Pain Center of Arizona, a multidisciplinary pain clinic serving the southwestern United States. He is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Davis is certified in pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He previously directed the fellowship program in Pain Medicine at the University of Arizona College of medicine.

Disclosure: Dr. Davis states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Thomas Elliott, MD
Adjunct Professor
University of Minnesota, Duluth, School of Medicine

Until his recent retirement, Dr. Elliott was the Medical Director of the Pain Management Center and Chief of Education and Research at St. Mary's/Duluth Clinic Health System in Duluth, Minnesota. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Duluth School of Medicine.

Dr. Elliott is certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology/Medical Oncology, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is nationally known for his work in pain management education and his research in pain treatment, including his work as CEO of the Minnesota Cancer Pain Initiative. He has written extensively on the need for improved medical education in pain management.

Disclosure: Dr. Elliott states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Editor

John Harris Jr., M.D., M.B.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona, College of Medicine

Dr. Harris is past Executive Director of the Office of CME at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Harris has served as the Principal Investigator on multiple NIH-funded studies of online CME, and he is the author of a number of professional papers dealing with online CME.

Disclosure: Dr. Harris states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Improving Outcomes in Chronic Pain
Ratings (3413 responses)
How would you rate this program overall?
Average Rating: 4.00/5.00
How well were the learning objectives of this program met?
Average Rating: 4.23/5.00
User Comments
by Ross Quinn | Mar 26, 2022
I guess leaving this box blank is not really an option: The course was fine, these evaluation boxes are seriously dumb!!! So here goes no. 6,7,8, and 9 yet again, sigh...
by Robert A Gilbert | Mar 1, 2022
Interesting evaluation of my approach to an acute flare event of a possible chronic injury.
by Rife Huckabee | Jan 11, 2022
I enjoyed the case-based approach to the learning activity.
by Francisco Hernandez | Jun 21, 2021
Excellent course
by jennifer laing | May 10, 2021
Pain is a bugger; it is real and many factors affect its level, its perception and limits on patient function. Great activity to help assess. The schedule said 20 minutes new person; I take 30.n. Good resource on getting best bang for your buck on time with patient
by Hidden | Dec 29, 2020
I am a radiologist. PA requires this course for virtual radiology services, but cannot run an election process without obvious fraud.
Improving Outcomes in Chronic Pain
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

California Pain Management CME
Connecticut Behavioral Health CME
Georgia Controlled Substance Prescribing / Pain Management CME
Massachusetts Opioid Education/Pain Management CME
May be counted as risk management credits.
Nevada Medical Ethics, Pain Management or Addiction Care CME
New Mexico Pain Management CME
Oregon Pain Management / Terminally Ill / End of Life CME
Pennsylvania Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing CME
Rhode Island Opioid Pain Management / Chronic Pain Management CME
Texas Pain Management and the Prescription of Opioids
These courses meet the pain management CME requirement for pain management clinics.
Vermont Hospice / Palliative Care / Pain Management CME
Virginia Pain Management and the Proper Prescribing of Controlled Substances CME

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Improving Outcomes in Chronic Pain
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Edge, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from www.VLH.com. You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

This program also requires that you have the latest free Flash Player.

IMPORTANT for iPad Users: Please download and use the Free Puffin Browser from the app store if you want to complete this course on an iPad.

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