Hormones and Pain Care
Hormone testing and treatment have permanently entered pain care. This course will cover testing interpretation and the necessity of hormone homeostasis for healing inflammation control and analgesic effectiveness. Replacement guidelines and the use of high potency topicals and neurogenic hormones will be presented.
Faculty: Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Interpret hormone profiles.
- Designate which pain patients should be tested.
- Determine which hormones should be replaced.
- Administer high potency topicals and neurogenic hormones.
Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH, is an internal medicine and public health physician who has specialized in pain management and investigated the role of hormones in pain care. Dr. Tennant started his pain clinic in 1975 and originally it focused on treating the pain of cancer and post-polio. He has authored more than 300 scientific articles and books, and currently serves as editor emeritus of Practical Pain Management. He has formerly served as a Medical Officer in the US Army and US Public Health Service and in the past he has been a consultant to the US Food and Drug Administration, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Drug Enforcement Administration, LA Dodgers, National Football League, and NASCAR. He has authored a handbook for pain patients called The Intractable Pain Patient’s Handbook for Survival.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Tennant reports that he receives speaker bureau fees from Ethos Labs, Regenesis Biomedical, and INSYS Therapeutics, and is an editor for Practical Pain Management
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The American Academy of Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15881 for 1 contact hour.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance
- 1.00 Nursing Credit