Chronic Pain Is a Disease, Not a Symptom of Disease

When pain becomes chronic, it is no longer merely a symptom, but a disease in itself. According to the National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 25.3 million adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain. This activity will focus on what is new in the management of chronic pain and in what ways this field is evolving. The importance of interprofessional strategies to integrate pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical treatment options for chronic pain will be addressed, as well as the importance of improving communication with patients about chronic pain diagnosis and treatment.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify new methodologies in the management of chronic pain.
  2. State challenges encountered by health care providers in the management of chronic pain.
  3. Discuss the latest guidelines for managing noncancer chronic pain.
  4. Describe how interprofessional teams of health care providers can work with patients and their family members to optimize shared decision-making and management of chronic pain conditions.

Presenter

Faculty Photo

Scott G. Pritzlaff, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Division of Pain Medicine
Stanford University Pain Management Center
Redwood City, CA

Faculty Planners

Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director, OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager, OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

V. Silverstein, MD
Eagle Creek Medical Communications
Durham, NC

Disclosures of Relevant Financial Relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education requires all those in the control of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content.

OptumHealth Education ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.

Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method of participation
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:

  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the pre- and post-activity assessments, activity evaluation and application for certificate of credit

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Method for Calculating CE Credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit designation statements
IPCE Credit LogoThis activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy Technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): 0860-0000-17-048-H01-P/T

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Case Managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM). (Please reference the 11th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum when contacting CCMC to claim credit for this activity.)

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been pre-approved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization to which you wish you apply credit.

Provided By
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals who are interested in chronic pain.
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "11th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum" held in Las Vegas, NV on November 9, 2017.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
12/15/2017
Activity expires: 
12/15/2019
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
12/15/2017
Activity expires: 
12/15/2019
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