Pain for Primary Care (PCPC)

2017 PCPC includes 29 lectures:

  1. Program Overview (7:04)
  2. Diagnosis and Assessment: Performing a Comprehensive Workup for Sudden Onset, Chronic and Acute Pain (43:58)
  3. Cancer Related Pain – What is the Primary Care Physician to Do? (46:12)
  4. "AMPS": A Quick, Effective Approach to the Primary Care Chronic Pain / Psychiatric Interview (30:17)
  5. Medical Marijuana, Clinical Practice Guidelines and Regulations (42:21)
  6. Psychological and Behavioral Approaches to Pain (42:45)
  7. Q&A Panel Session (18:10)
  8. Headaches and Migraines: Effective Treatment Approaches (46:00)
  9. CRPS Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (30:40)
  10. Osteoarthritis: A Comprehensive Update (36:53)
  11. TelePain Medicine from the Primary Care Perspective (35:21)
  12. Addressing the Big 3 Adverse Effects of Opioids: Constipation, Nausea & Vomiting, and Pruritus (38:16)
  13. Q&A Panel Session (15:46)
  14. Functional Biomarkers of Pain (48:50)
  15. Update on Non-Opioid Analgesics and Adjuvants (46:45)
  16. Interventional Approaches for Pain: Traditional and Emerging Techniques, including Nerve Blocks, Denervation, Neurostimulation, and Pain Pumps (43:47)
  17. Q&A Panel Session (15:21)
  18. Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practices, Changing Lives (1h, 57m)
  19. Primary Care Approaches to the Unexpected Urine Drug Test Result (41:12)
  20. Treating Common Low Back Problems (46:37)
  21. Chronic and Acute Pain, Chronic Opioids – Is My Patient Addicted? (31:18)
  22. Debate: Should We Be Prescribing Opioids for Pain Management? (46:00)
  23. The Role of Naloxone (22:59)
  24. Back Pain Case Study: A Patient’s Journey – Perspectives from a Primary Care Physician, a Physical Therapist and a Surgeon (1h, 05m)
  25. Special Populations (46:59)
  26. A Clinical Conversation: Diagnosis and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain (38:18)
  27. Managing Pain with the Help of a Physical Therapist (30:00)
  28. Opioid-Induced Hypogonadism (29:37)
  29. Q&A Panel Session (38:50)

Meet Our Expert Faculty

Our Energetic and Knowledgeable Clinical Faculty Will Provide You with State-of-the-Art Updates in Ways to Improve the Care of Your Patients Presenting with Pain and Pain-Related Symptoms.

CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Pain Society and the Global Academy for Medical Education. The American Pain Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation
The American Pain Society designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 18.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants Credit Designation
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 18.5 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

Nursing Continuing Education Credit Designation
This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses for approval to award contact hours. The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses may receive a maximum of 18.5 contact hours for completing this program.

*Note: The Practice Enhancement Program is not included in the self-study course.

Target Audience

The Pain Care for Primary Care meeting is intended for physicians in family practice, internal medicine, neurology, and rheumatology, as well as advanced practice nurses and physician assistants working in pain or primary care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this self-study program, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the competencies and skill sets required to provide quality pain care
  • Develop strategies for handling common and complex pain care situations

  • Integrate best practices grounded on evidence-based guidelines and recommendations

  • Assess changes in the care and outcomes of your patients with pain-related conditions