Pain Management Series
Addressing the Unmet Challenges of Chronic Pain Management
An overview of interdisciplinary pain management education designed to give physicians the competence in recognizing and understanding the unique needs of pain patients as well as further their ability to refer and treat patient in an interdisciplinary, multimodal manner. Pain management is an area often missed in medical education, and needs to highlight multidisciplinary management have become evident with the expanding opioid crisis in the United States.
This CME activity is designed to increase physician knowledge and competence in recognizing and understanding the unique needs of pain patients as well as further their ability to refer and treat patients in an interdisciplinary, multimodal manner.
This series will:
- Review anatomy and taxonomy of pain and its relation to treatment and referral to pain management provider
- Review common pain conditions and the latest treatment options
- Introduce pharmacological management by reviewing non-opioid medications for pain management
- Discuss the importance of interdisciplinary pain management, including pain psychology and pain physical therapy
- Discuss special patient populations, including end of life and cancer care and its correlation to pain management
The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
To view the credit designation, disclosure summary and claim credit, please view the individual activity page by selecting the Claim CME button.
Physicians and surgeons licensed on or after January 1, 2019, the mandatory continuing education course to also include the subject of the risks of addiction associated with the use of Schedule II drugs.
California AB 487
Welcome & Introduction
Meet the Faculty
Interventions in Pain Medicine
Review of the interventions pain physicians offer; their indications; a brief description of how they are done; and their potential risks.
Review the incidence and prevelance of cancer pain, some unique challenges we face in treating cancer pain, and both common and less-frequently-used medications and interventions used to treat this subset of the pain population.
Pain Physical Therapy 101
Review of the role of physical therapy plays in the Pain Management setting that will help you identify pain PT interventions and discuss common obstacles patients in chronic pain face when initiating an activity program.
Acute Pain Management
Review the advantages and disadvantages of different pain treatment modalities in the treatment of acute pain and understand how to minimize the side effects of acute pain treatments.
Review of non-opioid pharmacological therapies for chronic pain management and how to pursue medication trials in individuals with chronic pain.
The Role of Pain Psychology
This introductory course will describe the biopsychosocial model of treatment for chronic pain, the role of pain psychology and evidence based treatments. Psychosocial risk and protective factors and self-management resources are also discussed.
A Concise Discussion of Migraine: Diagnosis, Psychophysiology and Management
Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants for the Management of Neuropathic Pain
Discuss the mechanisms and effects of Gabapentinoids, anticonvulsant and antidepressant drugs in neuropathic pain and help identify different types of medication treatments.
Additional Accredited Activities
- Stanford Medcast Episode 3: COVID-19 Mini-series - Pain Management (Podcast)
- Weathering the Storm: Optimizing Pain Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Webinar)
- MAT Waivered Prescriber Support Initiative Presents: BRAVO! ENCORE!: Strategies for Tapering Opioids and Treating Pain (Webinar)
- WPSI Presents: Treating Patients with Pain and Opioid Use Disorder (Webinar)
- MAT Waivered Prescriber Support Initiative and Health Management Associates Present: Addiction Overview (Webinar)
Prescribing Practices and Tools
- Opioid Prescribers Resource Sheet (PDF)
- CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
- CDPH Prescribing Guidelines Comparison (PDF)
- Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES)
State and Federal Agency Resources
- Medical Board of California
- Board of Pharmacy: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
- CDC Injury Prevention and Control: Opioid Overdose
- California Opioid Prevention Strategies (PDF)
- All Facilities Letter: Preventing Opiate Overdose Death With Naloxone
CDPH Data and Resources
- California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard
- Prescription Drug Overdose Program
- Naloxone Grant Program
Local Agency Resources and Coalitions