Primary Care Clinicians
Chronic Low Back Pain
Pathways in Management: Chronic Low Back Pain is one of several activities brought to you by the following organizations dedicated to the enrichment of the medical community who continually strive to improve patient care: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP), Healthcare Performance Consulting (HPC), Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association (IPMA), and the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF). This interactive case-based activity highlights current guidelines and recommendations that address low back pain from various organizations, describes how to put those into practice and provides tools and resources to support the appropriate care of patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) to improve their quality of life.
Conflict of Interest Statements
The CAFP Committee on Continuing Professional Development (CCPD) is responsible for management and resolution of conflict for any individual who may have influence on content, who have served as faculty, or who may produce CME/CPD content for the CAFP. Management/ Resolution may include learner notification, peer review of content before presentation, requirement of EB-CME, changing topics, or even dismissing a potential planning or faculty member.
It is the policy of the CAFP to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of their continuing education activities. All individuals with potential to influence the content of this program have submitted Conflict of Interest declarations that have been reviewed according to policy. Learner notification of declarations is below. All individuals with potential conflicts have been contacted by CAFP staff or CCPD members, and issues of conflict have been discussed, managed, and resolved.
AAPA has implemented a process to identify and resolve conflicts of interest that may exist which affect the independence and fair balance of an educational activity. All planning committee members, authors and speakers are requiried to disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. There were no potential or real conflicts of interest disclosed.
NPHF has implemented a process to identify and resolve conflicts of interest that may exist which affect the independence and fair balance of an educational activity. All planning committee members, authors and speakers are requiried to disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests. There were no potential or real conflicts of interest disclosed.
Blair Cushing, DO, declares in the past 12 months neither she nor any member of her immediate family have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education program.
Julie Theriault, PA-C, declares in the past 12 months neither she nor any member of her immediate family have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education program.
Curriculum and Planning Committee Members Douglas W. Martin FACOEM, FAAFP, FIAIME; Cheri Olson, MD; Benjamin Smith, PA-C; and staff members from the American Academy of Physician Assistants: Marie-Michele Leger, MPH, PA-C; California Academy of Family Physicians: Jerri L. Davis, CHCP and Shelly Rodrigues, CAE, FACEHP; Healthcare Performance Consulting: Christopher Larrison; Interstate Postgraduate Medical Assocation: Mary Ales, CPHP, FACEHP, Heidi Ness and Kate Nisbet, MBA; Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation: Phyllis Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN and consultant Sheila Robertson, MPH declare in the past 12 months neither they nor any member of their immediate families have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education program.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the joint providers AAFP, AAPA, CAFP and NPHF.
This Enduring Material Activity, Pathways in Management: Chronic Low Back Pain, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins January 31, 2019. Term of approval is one year from this date. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians. The CAFP designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
This course is approved for 0.75 contact hours by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 16441.
This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, AAFP Prescribed Credit, AANC Credit or AAPA Category 1 Credit, you must receive a minimum score of 65 percent on the post-test questions. Upon successful completion of the post-test, the learner will receive a certificate of participation that can be used to claim CME/CE credit.
Chronic pain is an under-recognized and under-resourced public health problem with devastating impact. In the US, chronic pain represents more years lost to disability than cancer, heart attacks, and diabetes combined. Chronic low back pain (CLBP) has topped this list for over 35 years. An estimated 84 percent of adults experience low back pain within their lifetime. As the population ages and the prevalence of CLBP continues to rise, clinicians find themselves struggling to manage pain and restore function associated with these conditions.
There are numerous guidelines for the management of patients with CLBP. Unfortunately, there is limited consensus across the various organizations. There are also very few recommendations with Grade A evidence leaving clinicians struggling for the best and most effective treatments for these patients.
Our goal is to highlight current recommendations from various organizations and show learners how to put these into practice to improve the quality of life for patients with CLBP.
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