Core Competency in Pain Assessment: NSAIDs and Antispasmodics

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. General approach to the use of pain medications
  2. Indications for NSAIDs
  3. Contraindications to NSAIDs
  4. Common ADRs to NSAIDs and their mechanism of action (for PUD and renal)
  5. Indications for gastroprotection if using a NSAID
  6. Which NSAIDs have relatively low cardiovascular risk
  7. NSAIDs and DVT risk
  8. Preferred muscle relaxants and appropriate dose ranges
  9. Muscle relaxants that should not be used, and why
  10. Why 1st generation muscle relaxants should be avoided
  11. The chemical class of cyclobenzaprine
  12. Meds that may help nocturnal leg cramps
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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