Online Education | The Challenge of Pain 2017 - Pain Care in America: At the Crossroad

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Pain Care in America: At the Crossroad

Course Description

The paradigm for pain care in America is shifting! This online course examines the challenges facing healthcare providers and the promising strategies on the horizon. Collaborative care, multi-dimensional assessment tools and a three-pronged approach to pain care across health systems are only the beginning. 


David Tauben, MD

Chief, Division of Pain Medicine and Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Medical Director, UW Center for Pain Relief, Seattle; Director of Medical Student Education in Pain Medicine, UWSOM; Co-Principal Investigator, UW NIH Consortium Center of Excellence for Pain Education; Director, UW Telepain, Seattle

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Great new information about the changing paradigm for treating chronic pain!"

"I always love to hear Dr. Tauben's perspective. Excellent."

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Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • View/listen to the presentation.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Complete the evaluation. 

After submitting the evaluation, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   

Target Audience

Nurses, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, respiratory therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and other interested healthcare professionals in all settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After taking this module, you will be better able to:

  1. List challenges facing pain medicine education, clinical care practice and transforming health systems of care.
  2. Describe collaborative pain care and the role of nurse care coordinators, pharmacists, behavioral and physical therapists, telementoring and embedded pain experts.
  3. Determine which multidimensional pain assessment tools are most useful and effective in a busy primary care setting.
  4. Discuss how pain medicine can meet the “triple aim” called for by health systems’ need for value-based care.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.35 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.35 Contact hours


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