Trauma and Pain: An Evidence-Based Connection between the Emotional and Physical States
Chronic pain often presents in the context of trauma conditions (PTSD, depression, traumatic brain injury). Trauma can fundamentally impact symptom severity, persistence, and response to treatment. This program outlines the unique challenges of managing chronic pain with trauma comorbidities and describes how intervention should be altered to maximize outcomes of intervention. Dr. McGeary supplements these topics with his past and ongoing research trials as well as case examples from his clinical experience.
Faculty: Donald D. McGeary, PhD, ABPP
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:
1. Explain how trauma comorbidities complicate chronic pain presentation.
2. Identify treatment interventions tailored to the unique presentation of trauma pain.
3. Describe evidence supporting tailored intervention for trauma pain.
4. Discuss existing gaps in research and care that need to be addressed for trauma pain.
Donald D. McGeary, PhD, ABPP, is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He has worked in pain management resource for the past 15 years and has particular expertise in the management of chronic pain conditions that present in the context of other trauma conditions (e.g., PTSD, brain injury). Dr. McGeary maintains funded research in pain management through the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health, and has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers on the management of trauma-related pain.
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. McGeary reports that he has nothing to disclose.
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, pharmacists, 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 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 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.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 1 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative 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.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance