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Chronic Pain Diagnosis, Management and Alternative Treatment

This module is intended to address the opioid-specific education requirements under Maine Public Law Chapter 488. At the end of this module, users will have knowledge on alternative treatments that are available as options to assist with chronic pain as well as tips from patients living with chronic pain.

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Learning Objectives:     

At the end of this module, participants will better understand Chronic Pain Diagnosis, Management and Alternative Treatment: 

  • Understand how chronic pain differs from acute pain 
  • Understand potential alternative treatments that exist and may aid with chronic pain 
  • How to communicate with patients about alternative treatments 
  • Understand ways to reduce or eliminate pain by addressing the physical, psychological, and social components of pain 
  • Understand the perspective of a patient living with chronic pain 

 

Module Structure: 

This module is self-paced and available to any user who registers with the MMA-CQI Learning Lab. The estimated time to complete is approximately 90 minutes. The module will consist of multiple sub-sections or units and will contain various elements, including hyperlinks to readings and web resources, video lessons, and pre-and post-assessments needed for CME accreditation.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This module qualifies for 1.5 credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s legislation to address the opioid drug crisis.

Duration & Fee:  FREE for Maine Clinicians  

Estimated Time to Complete: 90 minutes 

(note: the module is divided into short digestible units [10-20 mins] which can be completed in small increments) 

Hardware/Software Requirements: 

  • Computer with Internet connection 
  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. You must have javascript enabled. 
  • The quiz tool within the online modules are not fully compatible with smartphones or tablets. To avoid issues, such as answers not being recorded, we recommend using a computer to complete the pre- and post-tests. 

Assessment and Grading: 

This learning module begins with a Pre-Test that will test your knowledge and allow you to gauge your baseline understanding of the topics to be covered. Your pre-test score will not count toward your overall grade. At the end of the module, there is a Post-Test that will determine your final grade. A comparison of your Pre-Test score and Post-Test score will help to assess how much knowledge you’ve gained. You will have three attempts to complete the Post-Test. Your score must be 75% or better in order to receive the 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Please complete the evaluation survey at the conclusion of the learning module. 

To Obtain the 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 

  • Complete the entire learning module. 
  • Complete the pre-test, post test, and evaluation survey at the end of the module. 
  • You must earn a score of 75% or higher on the Post-Test in order to qualify for the 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. You will have three attempts to complete the Post-Test. 
  • After confirming that the entire learning module is complete and you have received a score of 75% or higher on the Post-Test, a generic certificate of completion will be displayed and available for you for download. 
  • The official CME Documentation Form will be available to download from within the evaluation survey, after you answer all the questions and enter in your contact information. 
  • The module will contain seven sub-sections or units and will contain various elements, including hyperlinks to readings and web resources, video lessons and pre-and post-assessments needed for CME accreditation. 

 Table of Contents: The units will consist of the following: 

  1. Introduction 
  2. Pre-Assessment 
  3. Pathophysiology of Chronic Pain 
  4. Non-Opioid Pharmacologic Therapies for Chronic Pain 
  5. Non-Pharmacologic Treatment (NPT) of Chronic Pain 
  6. Post-Assessment 

 

Disclosures: The planners and presenters for this module have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Noah Nesin, MD, FAAFP 
Innovation Advisor 
Penobscot Community Health Center 

Amy Carter, BSHA-M 
Director 
Maine Medical Association, Center for Quality Improvement  

Marshall McLaughlin 
Project Coordinator 
Maine Medical Association, Center for Quality Improvement 

Funding: This module is made possible by the generous support and funding from our partners at the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine.

Joint Providership Statement
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 Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Medical Association, Center for Quality Improvement. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity qualifies for [number of credits] credit(s) of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s legislation to address the opioid drug crisis 
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