In the Performance Improvement CME activity, you will evaluate performance in your own practice, develop and implement a plan for improving performance, and then re-evaluate your practice's performance on the selected quality measure.

Evaluate
Your Performance

In this stage, providers establish a baseline for their practices by assessing how well they are meeting the selected performance measure.

Develop
Your Improvement Plan

In this stage, providers submit an improvement plan that describes the anticipated changes they will make to refine performance in their practices.

Chart
Your Success

Providers re-evaluate their practices and chart their progress against the action plans designed in Stage B.

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Ameliorating Low Back Pain in the Primary Care Setting: A Case-Based Approach to Proper Assessment and Treatment Selection

Incorporating Performance Improvement Measures to Achieve Better Outcomes.

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Ameliorating Low Back Pain in the Primary Care Setting: A Case-Based Approach to Proper Assessment and Treatment Selection

Program Description & Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in pain management discusses methods to identify and treat low back pain.

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Develop and implement effective strategies for the assessment of low back pain (LBP) and function, understand risk factors for LBP, and provide a differential diagnosis of this condition
  • Analyze and apply recent and late-breaking clinical trial data related to efficacy and safety of established and emerging therapies for the treatment of LBP

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians and other clinicians involved in management of patients with low back pain.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Internet
Release and Expiration Dates: April 19, 2012 - January 31, 2015
Time to Complete PeerView inPractice: 60 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

All faculty AND staff involved in the planning or presentation of continuing education activities sponsored/provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. Full disclosure of all commercial relationships must be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity.

Course Director

Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA
Assistant Professor
Director, Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship
Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine
Division of Pain Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Paul J. Christo, MD, MBA, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:

Consultant for Acura Pharmaceuticals and NicOx.

Grant/Research Support from Medtronic, Inc.

Speakers Bureau participant with Acura Pharmaceuticals and NicOx.

Honorarium from The American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting.

Advisory Board for Dannemiller Inc. and Pain.com.

Planning Committee

Roger Chou, MD
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine and Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, Oregon

Roger Chou, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of: Consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; Palladian Health; and WellPoint, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from American Pain Society.
Other Financial or Material Support from The Journal of Pain and The Spine Journal in the form of editorial board involvement.

Daniel J. Clauw, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Psychiatry
Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Director, Chronic Pain & Fatigue Research Center
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Daniel J. Clauw, MD, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of: Consultant for Cypress Bioscience, Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Forest Laboratories, Inc.; Jazz Pharmaceuticals; Merck & Co., Inc.; Pfizer Inc; Pierre Fabre Pharmaceuticals Inc.; and UCB Pharma, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Merck & Co., Inc.

Medical Director

Regina Janesko, MS
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Regina Janesko, MS, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

All additional planning committee members, PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education, Inc. staff, and Purdue University College of Pharmacy staff have no relationships to disclose.

Sponsorship, Credit & Support

AQI Approval Statement

This activity is approved through the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Approved Quality Improvement (AQI) Pathway and is eligible for 20 points towards the Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance requirement of Maintenance of Certification (MOC).

You may use this link for a complete list of approved AQI Pathway options: http://www.abim.org/moc/aqip.aspx

Instructions to Physicians for reporting participation in an AQI Pathway project to ABIM

After completing "Ameliorating Low Back Pain in the Primary Care Setting: A Case-Based Approach to Proper Assessment and Treatment Selection ", you can attest to your participation and receive 20 Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance points by submitting a report to ABIM through your Physician Homepage on www.abim.org. Simply login using your ABIM ID and password and click “Submit AQI Project Report” listed under “My Maintenance of Certification Program.” ABIM will grant MOC points after the sponsor verifies your participation in the activity.

For More Information

For more information about ABIM’s AQI Pathway, call the ABIM Contact Center at 1-800-441-ABIM or email request@abim.org

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Purdue University College of Pharmacy and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. Purdue University College of Pharmacy, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Case-Based CME
The Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Performance Improvement CME
The Purdue University College of Pharmacy designates this PI CME activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This CME activity is jointly sponsored by Purdue University College of Pharmacy and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education.

This activity is supported by educational grants from Lilly USA, LLCPurdue Pharma L.P.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports.

Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications and warnings.


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