Chronic Pain Therapy and Modalities

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Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.


Learning Objectives

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

1. Evaluate patients presenting with chronic, nonterminal pain to assess for potential opioid responsiveness and opioid risk.
2. Develop an evidence-based treatment plan that involves the appropriate selections of an initial opioid, continuous monitoring, adjustment or tapering, discontinuation, alternative therapies, or referral to a pain subspecialist. 
3. Identify evidence based, non-opioid based strategies for chronic pain management including TENs units, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medical marijuana. 

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
01/08/2021
Parent activity set: 

Elissa J. Palmer, MD, FAAFP, Course Chair, Professor and Chair, Director Reproductive Services, Director Rural Track Residency, Department of Family Medicine, Las Vegas School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
01/08/2021
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