17075 - Fast Fact Course 1 Interventional Pain Management Strategies for Seriously Ill Patients

Course Description: Despite advances in the understanding of pain management for seriously ill patients, pain is often undertreated or refractory to usual pharmacotherapies in this patient population.  Per some estimates, 10-20% of patients with advanced cancer cannot achieve adequate pain control via cancer pain guidelines such as published by the World Health Organization.  Hence, clinicians need to be aware of interventional pain management techniques when usual analgesic treatments fail.  In this module, users can attain 1.0 hours of CME credit after successful completion of the following:

  1. Content review of ten Fast Facts and Concepts covering the following topics:
    1. Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
    2. Intrathecal Pumps for Pain Control
    3. Epidural analgesia for seriously ill patients
    4. Radiation therapy for palliation of cancer pain (part 1 and 2)
    5. Radiopharmaceuticals for palliation of cancer pain
    6. Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
    7. Analgesic effects of Parental lidocaine
    8. Patient controlled analgesia
    9. Palliative Care Uses of Botulinum toxin injections
  2. Score of 70% or higher on a 10 question quiz covering this content. (Of note: all relevant information to answer each question should be found in the relevant Fast Fact)
  3. Completion of a course evaluation.

Module 1: Fast Facts #66, #67 #85,#92, #97, #98, #116, #180, #202, #324

To review Fast Facts for Module 1 go to PCNOW:  https://www.mypcnow.org/cme-landing

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse Practitioner continuing education.  Provider Number: 150930.

Course details

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
  • Hours of Participation: 1.00
  • NP Pharmacology: 1.00
  • Course opens: Sun, Jan 01 2017
  • Course expires: Tue, Dec 31 2019
  • Cost: $0.00

Target audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, palliative care care givers

Learning objectives

  1. Describe the indications, contraindications, and expected outcomes for nine interventional analgesic therapies for patients with serious illnesses.
  2. List two different approaches to the use of radiation therapy as an analgesic modality.
  3. Describe clinical situations when spinal analgesic approaches should be considered. 

Faculty & credentials

In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Sean Marks, MD
David Weissman, MD
Drew Rosielle, MD

In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved:

Author Company Role
Frank Ferris Valeant/Salix Author
Bridget Protus Optum Hospice Pharmacy Author
Debra Gordon Pacira Author
April Zehm Intefritas Communicaitons and Global Education Group Author
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Rose Hackbarth
Phone Number:: 
+1 (414) 805-4634
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