Chronic Nonmalignant Pain

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: Physicians
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jan 1, 2017
  • Expires: Jan 1, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Faculty

Manu Mathews Manu Mathews, MD, FIPP
Director
Department of Pain Management
John Peter Smith Hospital
Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

Numerous studies and reports document the urgent need to improve care for patients with chronic pain. The needs of all health care clinicians to better understand the assessment and management of chronic pain is also well documented.  This activity informs providers of key pieces of information to effectively monitor low back pain.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practioners and nurses that deliver care for patients that suffer from chronic pain.

Objectives

Discuss the pain system and its modes of operation; 

Identify predictors of lower back pain; and 

Review multidisciplinary treatment of lower back pain.

Accreditation

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

Faculty Disclosure

This activity is funded in part by a grant from Pfizer.  Dr. Matthews has nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgement

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer.