Pathways in Management: Effectively Addressing Osteoarthritis and Pathways in Management: Chronic Low Back Pain are interactive, case-based activities that highlight current guidelines and describe how to put them into practice. Included are practical tools and resources to support the appropriate care of patients with either osteoarthritis and/or chronic low back pain to improve their quality of life. These activities are part of an interdisciplinary collaboration of CAFP, Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association, Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, American Academy of Physician Assistants and Healthcare Performance Consulting. In addition to these enduring activities, information on “mini” quality improvement accredited activities are available to learners.
CAFP and the Coalition of Health Care Providers on Adolescent Substance Use have launched a new, free continuing medical education course aimed at helping clinicians identify, discuss and address substance use (SU) and prescription medication misuse by adolescent patients. The course is presented in two parts, features videos with clinician insights and offers up to 1 AAFP Prescribed CME credit. It covers topics ranging from discussing confidentiality to opioid prescribing and the importance of early intervention. Take this new course today to learn more and help enhance your skills for talking with teens about SU and prescription medication misuse.
Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives summarizes the key steps in using opioids safely and addresses current CDC guidelines, immediate-release opioids and other pain relieving strategies.
Provides 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and includes three sections:
- Assessing Patients and Initiating Opioid Therapy
- Managing and Monitoring Therapy
- Take-Home Points and General Drug Information
Chronic pain not caused by cancer is among the most prevalent and debilitating conditions, but also among the most controversial and complex to manage. We have tools and resources, educational activities, and up-to-date information for you and your practice team.