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Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

The War on Pain Updated: Pain Management and the Appropriate Care and Treatment of the Terminally Ill

Activity Overview

This is an online recorded CME enduring material activity.
Register for CME "War on Pain Updated" course.

To meet the requirement for AB 487 California state law that required California physicians to obtain a minimum of 12 hours of Category 1 continuing medical education credit in pain management and end-of-life. The War on Pain Updated: Pain Management and the Appropriate Care and Treatment of the Terminally Ill course was created to meet this requirement.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education has created this series as an outreach for California physicians. This series was created without any pharmaceutical support. It features UC Davis pain specialists who are faculty physicians in the field of pain and palliative medicine.

Audience: This activity is designed for primary care physicians and specialists, pharmacists, and other interdisciplinary team members including physical therapists, nurse practitioners, and occupational therapists.


Fee:
$200 for 12-credits of CME

Course Material:
11 - one hour videos
2 - thirty minutes videos
Test worksheet

Requirements for online course:

  1. Register and pay for course
  2. View all 13 videos
  3. Complete speaker/course evaluations
  4. Pass test with 80% or better

Educational Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Have an awareness of other treatment modalities besides medication
  • Describe the neurophysiology of pain transmission
  • Evaluate the patient in pain
  • Differentiate between different procedural interventions and understand when each is indicated
  • Describe pharmacological techniques of pain treatment
  • Identify and treat addictive behaviors
  • Clarify the legal issues surrounding pain management
  • Utilize new options to assess and treat the child in pain
  • Determine how to treat pain and suffering in the patient with terminal illness
  • Recognize the difference between the ascending and descending pain pathways

Accreditation

The University of California, Davis Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The modules are approved until July 1, 2014

California Assembly Bill 487 - California state law required California physicians to obtain a minimum of 12 hours of Category 1 continuing medical education credit in pain management. The following pain management and end-of-life courses meet the mandated one-time 12-hour requirement. The Medical Board will accept courses or programs from an approved provider that address one or both topics. The 12 hours may be divided in any way that is relevant to the physician's specialty and practice setting. Acceptable courses may address either topic individually or both topics together. It is not necessary to send and/or fax your completed pain management and end-of-life certificates unless you are being audited.

There is a fee to obtain CME Credit for these modules.

Physician Credit:
The University of California, Davis Health System designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The University of California, Davis Health System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians must complete each module to qualify for the 12 hours of credit; there is no "partial credit" allowed for this course. A maximum total of 12-hours credit available for "War on Pain" series. Link to accreditation page. 

Links

Information can be obtained by calling
Gwenn Welsch at (916) 734-5773 or CME at (916) 734-5390
E-mail at gwenn.welsch@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Web site: https://cme.ucdavis.edu