FREE & Online - Chronic Pain Core Curriculum

PCSS clinical experts, led by Roger Chou, MD, FACP and Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR, FASAM, with Drs. Kevin Sevarino and Frances Levin, have developed a comprehensive core curriculum for healthcare providers in treating chronic pain and addressing concerns about opioid use disorder. The modules in this updated curriculum have been revised by Drs. Chou, Weimer and Sevarino from material released in 2017. The revision includes up-to-date content, including accommodations for shifts in language and terminology.

These free modules, taken individually or cohesively, will provide learners with up-to-date and evidence-based information on best opioid prescribing practices and treatment of opioid use disorder. Healthcare professionals who participate in this curriculum should see an increase in their competence and confidence as they treat patients who may suffer from chronic pain.

Participants will receive a certificate following each completed module. Credit designations available for each one hour activity: 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credit, 1 Nursing Contact Hour and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Module 1: Basics of Chronic Pain and Chronic Pain Evaluation

Module 2: Basic Tenets of Pain Treatment

Module 3: Opioid Therapy for Pain: An Evidence Review

Module 4: Opioid Pharmacology and Dosing Management

Module 5: Opioid Risk Assessment, Mitigation, and Management

Module 6: Understanding and Assessing Opioid Use Disorder in Patients with Chronic Pain

Module 7a: Opioids for Pain Treatment in Persons with Opioid Use Disorder

Module 7b: Managing Pain in the Patient with Opioid Use Disorder: Inpatient Management

Module 8: Motivational Interviewing in Managing Pain

Module 9:  Stress, Relaxation, and Mindful Breathing: A Primer

Module 10: Keys to Communication Success in Opioid Management               

Module 11a: Managing Patients with Pain and Psychiatric Co-Morbidity                

Module 11b: Pain Medication and Adolescents: Special Considerations

NOTE:  You must register with the activity sponsor and if you plan to claim CME to meet your ABAM Diplomate requirements, you must self-report. Click here for instructions to self-report. 


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