Comprehensive Review of Pain Medicine

Oakstone Clinical Update

This detailed review covers all aspects of ongoing, effective pain management — including the challenges of opioid therapy — to help you improve clinical outcomes for your patients with pain.

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Improve Performance in Pain Management

This online CME program covers all aspects of comprehensive and ongoing assessment and effective management, helping you achieve improved clinical outcomes for your patients with pain. Be prepared to take preventative action, diagnose underlying problems, recognize warning signs, and manage treatment. With an emphasis on the challenging aspects of opioid therapy, Comprehensive Review of Pain Medicine will help you to better:

  • Identify underlying biologic and psychosocial causes of the opioid crisis and apply CDC guidelines for opioid use in your practice
  • Evaluate therapies and management strategies for patients with back and spine pain or postoperative pain
  • Discuss pain management for older adults, including those at the end of life, as well as addicts and other complicated patients
  • Summarize relevant and current non-narcotic and non-pharmacologic interventions

Discover New Guidelines

A clinically based review, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in pain medicine provides a maximum of 34.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so that you may confidently incorporate the latest thinking and guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Course Director:
Edgar L. Ross, MD
Senior Clinician, Pain Management Center
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Credits: Earn a maximum of 34.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

  • Public Policy and the Opioid Crisis: One State’s Experience - Rachel A. Levine, MD
  • The Opioid Epidemic and the Payor - Thomas Kowalski, RPh
  • Chronic Opioid Therapy and the DEA - Edgar L. Ross, MD
  • Moving Beyond Opioids for Pain Management - Paul F. White, PhD, MD, FANZCA
  • Opioids, Toxicology and Use Patterns - Mohammed Issa, MD
  • Opioids and Pediatric Pain Medicine - Pradeep Dinakar, MD, MS, FAAP
  • Chronic Opioid Therapy and Physician Decision Making - David Seaver, RPh, JD
  • Organizing Institutional Support for Opioid Prescribers and Rational Decision Making - Scott G. Weiner, MD, MPH
  • Restorative Electrical Stimulation for Back Pain - Christopher J. Gilligan, MD, MBA
  • Restorative Electrical Stimulation for the Post Stroke Shoulder - Marc A, Huntoon, MD
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation – New Advances and Devices - R. Jason Yong, MD, MBA
  • Electrical Stimulation for Pain - Beyond the Epidural Space - Assia Valovska, MD
  • Intrathecal Pharmacology – New Insights and Understanding - Tony L. Yaksh, PhD
  • Suicide and Chronic Pain – View from the Front Lines - Mary Esther Rohman, PhD
  • Pain Management for House Staff - Jason D. Ross, MD
  • Palliative Care for Clinicians – Moving Beyond Hospice - Kate Brizzi, MD
  • Interventional Procedure Considerations at the End of Life - Sanjeet Narang, MB, BS
  • Pain Medicine – A Primer for Mid-levels - Michael Ferrick, RN, NP
  • Interventional Management of Spasticity - Chloe S. Slocum, MD, MPH
  • Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal Procedures - Cheri A. Blauwet, MD
  • Neuroanatomy for Ultrasound-Guided Pain Procedures - Kamen V. Vlassakov, MD
  • Percutaneous Spinal Procedures – Beyond the Needle - Bohdan W. Chopko, PhD, MD
  • Pain and the Brain – The Future of fMRI and PET in Pain Medicine - Vitaly J. Napadow, PhD, LAc
  • Applying the Principals of Patient Engagement in Pain Medicine: Improving Pain Management and Reducing Opioid Use - Robert N. Jamison, PhD
  • Cannabinoids: Should This Class of Drugs Be Used for Pain? - Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM
  • Opioids and the Injured Worker - Edgar L. Ross, MD
  • Treating Pain in the Addict - Mohammed Issa, MD
  • Opioid Risk Management for Clinicians - Jayne Pawasauskas, PharmD, BCPS
  • Can NGF Inhibitors Replace Opioids? - Edgar L. Ross, MD
  • Explaining the CDC Guidelines - Michele L. Matthews, PharmD, CPE, BCACP, FASHP
  • Buprenorphine and its Role in Pain Medicine - Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH
  • Do Epidural Steroid Injections Work? - Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD
  • Radiofrequency Lesioning for Back and Neck Pain, Why the Controversy? - Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD
  • Endocrinology and Pain - Robert R. Edwards, PhD, MSPH
  • Pain and Dementia - Mohammed Issa, MD
  • Pain Medicine and Psychiatry - Ajay D. Wasan, MD
  • Patient Care and the Use of Placebos: Nonspecific Treatment Effects in Pain Medicine - Robert N. Jamison, PhD
  • Measuring Outcomes – Beyond VAS - Robert R. Edwards, PhD, MSPH
  • Neonatal Pain Medicine - Pradeep Dinakar, MD, MS, FAAP
  • Telemedicine and the Future of Healthcare - Edgar L. Ross, MD
  • Postoperative Pain Medicine Without Opioids – Are We There Yet? - Jose L. Zeballos, MD
  • Postoperative Pain Management in High-Risk Patients - Darin J. Correll, MD
  • Opioids for Pain – Where is the Pendulum Now? - David A. Thomas, PhD
  • Vertebral Augmentation: A 2018 Update - Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS
  • Psychopathology and the Treatment of Pain - Ryan T. Peterson, MD

Course Director

Edgar L. Ross, MD

  • Senior Clinician, Pain Management Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Speakers

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of CME
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit
  • Section of General Internal Medicine
  • Grayken Center for Addiction
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Cheri A. Blauwet, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Sports Medicine Physician
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Kate Brizzi, MD

  • Instructor in Neurology
  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Department of Neurology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Bohdan W. Chopko, PhD, MD

  • Lead Neurosurgeon
  • OhioHealth Mansfield
  • Mansfield, OH
  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Rootstown, OH

Darin J. Correll, MD

  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Chair, Acute Pain Committee
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Mellar P. Davis, MD, FCCP, FAAHPM

  • Director of Palliative Services
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Danville, PA

Pradeep Dinakar, MD, MS, FAAP

  • Associate Director, Chronic Pain Program and Interventional Pain
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Robert R. Edwards, PhD, MSPH

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Michael Ferrick, RN, NP

  • Nurse Director/Nurse Practitioner
  • Pain Management Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Christopher J. Gilligan, MD, MBA

  • Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Joshua A. Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR, FSNIS

  • Vice Chair of Interventional Care, Quality and Safety
  • Service Line Chief of Interventional Radiology
  • Division Chief of Neurointerventional Radiology
  • Chief of Interventional Spine Service
  • Associate Departmental Quality Chair
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Marc A. Huntoon, MD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Section Head
  • Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Director of Pain Management
  • VCU Neuroscience
  • Orthopaedic and Wellness Center
  • Richmond, VA

Mohammed Issa, MD

  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Clinical Instructor in Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Robert N. Jamison, PhD

  • Professor
  • Departments of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine and Psychiatry
  • Brigham and women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Thomas Kowalski, RPh

  • Clinical Pharmacy Director
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston, MA

Rachel A. Levine, MD

  • Secretary of Health and Physician General
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Harrisburg, PA

Michele L. Matthews, PharmD, CPE, BCACP, FASHP

  • Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • MCPHS University
  • Advanced Practice Pharmacist Specializing in Pain Management
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Vitaly J. Napadow, PhD, LAc

  • Director, Center for Integrative Pain Neuroimaging (CiPNI)
  • Associate Professor, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Professor, Pain Management Center
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

 

Sanjeet Narang, MD

  • Director, Oncology Pain Management
  • Division of Pain Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, MD

  • Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship Director, Pain Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Jayne Pawasauskas, PharmD, BCPS

  • Clinical Professor
  • University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
  • Kingston, RI
  • Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Management
  • Kent Hospital
  • Warwick, RI

Ryan T. Peterson, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Chronic Pain Service
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Mary Esther Rohman, PhD

  • Volunteer Call Taker, Call2Talk Crisis Line
  • Executive Committee Member, Massachusetts Coalition
  • Member, MetroWest Coalition for Suicide Prevention
  • Speaker on Suicide and Mental Health Recovery Issues
  • Boston, MA

Jason D. Ross, MD

  • Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Baltimore, MD

David Seaver, MD

  • Senior Risk Manager
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Chloe S. Slocum, MD, MPH

  • Instructor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Staff Physician
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Director of Health Policy
  • Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Associate Director of Quality
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
  • Boston, MA

David A. Thomas, PhD

  • Program Officer, National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • Member, NIH Pain Consortium
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Bethesda, MD

Assia T. Valovska, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Chief of Pelvic Pain
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Kamen V. Vlassakov, MD

  • Director, Division of Regional and Orthopedic Anesthesia
  • Director, Fellowship of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Ajay D. Wasan, MD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry
  • Vice Chair for Pain Medicine
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Scott G. Weiner, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (B-CORE) Program
  • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Boston, MA

Paul F. White, PhD, MD, FANZCA

  • Consultant, Department of Anesthesia
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Visiting Scientist, Research Unit of Anesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute
  • University of Bologna
  • Bologna, Italy
  • President, White Mountain Institute (private not-for-profit foundation)
  • The Sea Ranch, CA

Tony L. Yaksh, PhD

  • Professor of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology
  • Department of Anesthesiology
  • University of California, San Diego
  • School of Medicine
  • San Diego, CA

R. Jason Yong, MD, MBA

  • Medical Director, Pain Management Center
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Instructor in Anaesthesia
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Jose Luis Zeballos, MD

  • Director of Post-Operative Pain Service
  • Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 34.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: June 30, 2018
Date Credits Expire: June 30, 2021
Contact Hours: 34.50

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME activity, you will be better able to:

  • Identify underlying biologic and psychosocial causes of the opioid crisis
  • Apply CDC guidelines for opioid use in one’s practice
  • List appropriate therapies for back and spine pain without excessive use of imaging, narcotics, or surgery
  • Describe pain management for older adults and those at the end of life
  • Discuss pain management for the addict and for the complicated patient
  • Summarize appropriate non-narcotic and non-pharmacological pain treatment modalities
  • Evaluate pain management strategies for postoperative pain
  • Outline effective engagement methods for communicating with the pain patient

Intended Audience

Anesthesiologists, Neurologists, Psychiatrists, Emergency Physicians, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctors, Internists, Family Physicians, Rheumatologists, Dentists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses.