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UC Davis Pain Management Series
This course retires on October 25, 2017.

FEE:   $200

Discounts available only to current UC Davis faculty, staff, fellows and residents
Email to request discount code (UC Davis fee is $30)

Release Date:    October 25, 2014
  To complete your activity you may use the links on the Content page to view the videos. They have been recently updated.

See below for more information regarding MOC Part II:

American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

This online activity is designed for primary care physicians and specialists and other interdisciplinary team members including physical therapists, nurse practitioners, and occupational therapists. The Office of Continuing Medical Education created the pain series as an outreach for California physicians. This series in pain management and end-of-life was created without any pharmaceutical support. It features UC Davis pain specialists who are faculty physicians in the field of pain and palliative medicine.

California Assembly Bill 487, signed into law on October 4, 2001, requires most California-licensed physicians to take, as a one-time requirement, 12 units of continuing medical education (CME) on "pain management" and "the appropriate care and treatment of the terminally ill." The bill, which has become Business and Professions Code section 2190.5, exempts pathologists and radiologists.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

The University of California, Davis, Health, designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. No partial credit is available for this activity.

MOC Part II CME Activity

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) and Association of American Medical Colleges’ (“AAMC”) joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities, UC Davis Pain Management Series: Pain Management and the Appropriate Care and Treatment of the Terminally Ill has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity
American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Preventive Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement (only). Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:
•    Have an awareness of other treatment modalities besides medication
•    Recognize the problem of prescription drug abuse
•    Review excessive use of opioids and chronic pain
•    Discuss the expectations of responsible prescribing from regulators, including medical boards and
      shift your practice to one firmly based on risk and benefits as well as an emphasis on risk management
•    Describe the neurophysiology of pain transmission
•    Evaluate the patient in pain
•    Differentiate between different procedural interventions and understand when each is indicated
•    Discuss the imaging anatomy and terms frequently used in radiology reports
•    Describe the strengths and weaknesses of each imaging modality for evaluating degenerative diseases
      of the spine
•    Describe pharmacological techniques of pain treatment
•    Identify and treat addictive behaviors
•    Clarify the legal issues surrounding pain management
•    Utilize options to assess and treat the child in pain
•    Determine how to treat pain and suffering in the patient with terminal illness

Module 1:         Responsible Opioid Prescribing & Prescription Drug Abuse Part 1
Module 2:         Responsible Opioid Prescribing Part 2 (Guidelines and Best Practices)  
Module 3:         Opioid Agreement and Consent and Urine Drug Testing
Module 4:         Strategies for Managing the Patient with Pain and Addiction
Module 5:         Spinal Imaging for the Patient in Pain
Module 6:         Interventional Therapies for Spine Pain
Module 7:         Spine Surgery Who Needs It: Surgery for Spinal Degenerative Disease
Module 8:         Understanding and Treating Neuropathic Pain
Module 9:         Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain
Module 10:       Cancer Pain Management and Supportive Care
Module 11:       Approaches to Pediatric Pain Management
Module 12:       "AMPS" - A Quick, Effective Approach to the Psychiatric Assessment in the Pain Clinic
Module 13:       End of Life: Pain Management and Supportive Care

This is an online CME activity, continuing medical education credit will be awarded to physicians who successfully complete and pass this activity. Participation should take approximately 12 hours.

Once you register and pay for the course, the program will be added to your “My CME/CE Account” and show in your “Curriculum”. Go to your “Curriculum” to access the course on-demand and to track your progress in completing this activity.

To complete this activity and receive credit, the participant should:
1.    Review the educational objectives
2.    Print test worksheet to track your answers as you watch the pain videos
3.    View all 13 videos -
          Confirm you have viewed the material by clicking the button at the very bottom of the content page
4.    Complete the online post-test
5.    Complete the speaker evaluation for each video

Participants must receive a score of 80% or better on the post-test to receive credit. Your statement of credit will be issued immediately upon successful completion of the test and submission of the evaluation form.


FACULTY     University of California, Davis

1 & 2

Scott M. Fishman, M.D.
Charles and Patricia Fullerton Endowed Chair in Pain Medicine
Professor and Chief: Division of Pain Medicine
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

3 & 6

Gagan Mahajan, M.D.
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Paul G. Kreis, M.D.
Associate Chief: Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine


Anna E Nidecker, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology


Eric Klineberg, M.D.
Associate Professor
Spine Fellowship Program Director
Adult & Pediatric Spinal Surgery
Department of Orthopaedics


Naileshni Singh, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Pain Management Fellowship Director
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Department


Samir J Sheth, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Director of Neuromodulation
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine

10 & 13

David Copenhaver, M.D., MPH
Director of Cancer Pain Management and Supportive Care
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Kenneth T. Furukawa, M.D.
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


Robert M. McCarron, D.O.
Associate Professor
Director, Integrated Medicine and Psychiatry Education
Director, Pain Psychiatry
Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Internal Medicine

This series was created without any pharmaceutical support. As a sponsor accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the UC Davis, Health, Office of Continuing Medical Education must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all individually or jointly sponsored educational activities.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:

Authors of published books discussed in this activity
Scott M. Fishman, M.D.    
Robert M. McCarron, D.O.   

No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests:
Gagan Mahajan, M.D.
Paul G. Kreis, M.D.
Anna E Nidecker, M.D.
Eric Klineberg, M.D.
Naileshni Singh, M.D.
Samir J Sheth, M.D.
Kenneth T. Furukawa, M.D.

If you have questions:
Contact the Pain Education Specialist at UC Davis, Health, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Phone:  (916) 734-5773 or (916) 734-5352

Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
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