Chronic Pain

Return to all Geriatric Medicine sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Evaluate patients for chronic pain by documentation of a thorough pain assessment.

2. Establish a patient-centered treatment plan with an emphasis on improving function through development of self-management skills.

3. Establish protocols for careful patient selection and close monitoring of patients prescribed opioids for signs of misuse or abuse, emphasizing use of formal patient contracts and shared decision-making strategies.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/16/2019

William M. Simpson, Jr., MD, FAAFP, Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
05/16/2019
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