Core Competency in Pain Assessment: General Considerations and Anatomy/Physiology

Target Audience

Those who work in Aurora Pain Clinics, including Physicians, PA’s, Psychologists, NP’s, Psychiatrists, EM, FM, Social Workers, Substance Abuse Counselors.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational experience, the participant will be able to demonstrate expertise in:

  1. ACCP’s philosophy, regulatory/legal considerations, and scope of practice.
  2. The approach to the pain patient, including optimizing communication and patient satisfaction.
  3. Techniques of motivational interviewing.
  4. Definitions of key concepts in pain management
  5. The principal components of pain anatomy (learning every area of the brain that processes pain is not required, particularly since some of them remain ill-defined).
  6. How pain is detected, transmitted to the spinal cord, modified, and sent to higher centers for perception.
  7. Neuroplasticity in response to continued stimulation
  8. The differences between acute and chronic pain
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 4.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit
Course opens: 
01/01/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2023
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Faculty

Course Director: Michael McNett, MD; Aurora Health Care

Disclosure

The planners and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no financial relationships with any commercial interests to be disclosed.

Accreditation Statement
Advocate Aurora Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Advocate Aurora Health designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    Aurora Health Care is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Aurora Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 4.00 Attendance
    Attendance Credit

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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