Frontline Clinical Use of Evidence-based Integrative Medicine for Chronic Pain
This program summarizes chronic pain treatment trends highlighting the increasing interest in incorporating integrative medicine approaches on the frontlines of clinical care. Examples drawn from federally funded research projects illustrate opportunities and challenges of incoporating such approaches into everyday practice settings: patients’ and clinicians’ experience coordinating acupuncture and chiropractic care for chronic musculoskeletal pain with conventional health care services; a yoga-based adapted movement program embedded within an interdisciplinary primary-care based program for patients receiving long-term opioid therapy; and a statewide Medicaid policy shifting reimbursable treatment for back pain designed to enhance access to integrative medical modalities for qualifying patients.
Faculty: Lynn DeBar, PhD, MPH
This .5-hour CE activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe changes in the availability of chronic pain-related treatment in the U.S. and its congruence with research data supporting such care
- Identify research-supported complementary health approaches for the treatment of chronic pain
- Provide examples of ways in which complementary health approaches have and can be integrated into integrated approaches to chronic pain treatment and evaluated
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Lynn DeBar, PhD, MPH, is a clinical health psychologist whose research has focused on implementing and evaluating non pharmacotherapy options for chronic pain management especially those that can be integrated into primary care settings or are otherwise accessible in everyday settings. Patients’ experiences and outcomes associated with integrative medicine approaches (including acupuncture, chiropractic care, yoga, and therapies incorporating mindfulness based approaches) are a primary focus of Dr. DeBar’s work. Dr. DeBar received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Yale University and is a senior investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle, Washington.
Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
All individuals in a position to control the content who had relevant financial relationships are listed below. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relatioships.
Dr. DeBar reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Acknowledgement of Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Method of Learner Participation: Each learner will listen to each audio self-directed module while following along with the visual slides. Upon completion, each learner will answer evaluation questions to receive their certificate.
Satisfactory Completion: Learners must complete an evaluation to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions/videos must be viewed in their entirety.
Bibliographic Sources: Bibliographic sources can be found on the program slides.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this live activity for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Osteopathic Association accepts ACCME accredited programs for Category 2-A CME credit.
Nurses and Pharmacists
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco, LLC and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Amedco, LLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. Amedco designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of .5 contact hour for nurses and .5 knowldege-based contact hour for pharmacists. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extrent of their participation in the activity. PHARMACIST NOTE: The only offiical Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) recognizes the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as approved accreditors and allow reciprocity for AANPCP continuing education credit.
- 0.50 ACPE
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 Document of Attendance