Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain and ACP Guidelines
Current management practices for low back pain have largely failed to stem rising costs or improve clinical outcomes. Incremental solutions, such as eliminating fraud and conflicts of interest, prior authorization for services, care coordination, and electronic health records, have similarly not improved results. Thisprogram explores the 2017 American College of Physicians (ACP) Clinical Practice Guidelines on noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain and how the guidelines can be pragmatically incorporated into patient care. Practical solutions to implement such approaches are illustrated as well as barriers to care.
Faculty: Robb Russell, DC
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:
- Assess the current state of low back pain management in the United States
- Summarize the recommendations of the 2017 ACP clinical guidelines for noninvasive treatments for low back pain
- Explain how noninvasive and integrative options can be incorporated in a practical manner consistent with the ACP guidelines
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Robb Russell, DC, is a graduate of San Diego State University and the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, a component college of Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU). He practiced privately from 1982 until coming to SCU in 2012. He is assistant vice president, SCU Health System, and clinical chief of staff with administrative oversight of family and lifestyle medicine, sports medicine, fitness and human performance, diagnostic imaging, and spine care. He holds an appointment as an attending doctor within physical medicine and rehabilitation for the chiropractic residency program at the VA Medical Center, West Los Angeles.
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. Russell reports that he 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