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Chronic Pain Control – An Overview

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Reviewed by: Priscilla Lynch


  • CPD Points: 1.5
  • Module Type: Case Study
  • Difficulty: All Levels
  • Updated: 16 Oct, 2023

Tags:

  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Rheumatology

Module Content

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About this Module

This module will focus on certain aspects of analgesia, including distinguishing different types of pain, particularly chronic pain. A holistic approach to pain control is outlined, as well as pain’s impact on the patient, including its causes and treatment options. On completion of this module, it is expected the reader will have a greater understanding of the suitability of different types of analgesia and how the doctor can educate the patient on aspects of self-care, among other considerations.


Module Steps

To earn CME credit, follow these steps:

  • Study the educational content.
  • Complete the 5 MCQs that follow the case study. After each question, you will be able to see whether you answered correctly and will then read evidence-based information that supports the most appropriate answer choice. These questions are part of the educational content and are designed to challenge you. You will not be penalised for answering the questions incorrectly.
  • Complete the 10 True or False questions in the Post-Module Assessment. These questions are designed to demonstrate that the module has improved your knowledge base on this topic.
  • On attaining a score of 70% or more on the Post-Module Assessment, the assigned CPD credits will be logged to your personal CPD activity log. You may view or print a verification certificate when required or print off an email stating the name of the module, the author details and the CPD hours. You will not be able to alter the certificate or log. The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.
  • By providing information on how the module has enhanced your knowledge and/or practice, you may qualify for additional CPD credits during a CPD review.
  • DoctorCPD encourages you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback to guide us in the future development of this site.
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