CME Webcast

Appropriate & Effective Pain Management - Overcoming the Barriers

For AAFP members only

Physician conducts pain medication review

You can’t pinpoint or measure pain,
but your patient sure knows it’s there.

As a follow up to the Appropriate and Effective Pain Management webcast, this AAFP CME webcast will address physician-identified barriers of using opioid therapy to manage patients’ chronic pain.

In one hour, you will learn strategies on how to overcome the most common barriers of chronic pain treatment. You will find practice solutions and earn 1 AAFP Prescribed credit. This activity is free for AAFP members.

About the Webcast

CME Credit

This enduring material activity, Appropriate and Effective Pain Management: Overcoming the Barriers, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins January 31, 2014. Term of approval is for three years from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this CME activity, you should be able to:

  1. State barriers identified in the treatment of chronic pain in Family Medicine practices
  2. State potential strategies to overcome identified barriers

To be eligible to report CME credit, please complete the full module in one sitting.

Estimated time required to complete the full module: 49 minutes

Original release date of webcast: February 12, 2014.

Presenting Faculty

David J. Tauben, MD
David Tauben is Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Medical Student Education in pain medicine in a joint appointment with the Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and Department of Medicine at the University of Washington Medicine. He provides specialty consultation and care at the Center for Pain Relief.

Gregg VandeKieft, MD, FAAFP
Gregg VandeKieft is Medical Director for Palliative Care and Hospice at Providence St. Peter Hospital and Providence Hospice in Olympia, WA, He holds appointments as adjunct faculty at the Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Program and Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle.

He is board certified in Family Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.


This CME activity is funded by an educational grant to the AAFP from Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Purdue Pharma L.P.


The material presented is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the only nor necessarily the best methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

The AAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual participating and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person.

Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the data presented. Physicians may care to check specific details such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application.

This material may contain recommendations/guidelines developed by other organizations. Please note that although these guidelines may be included, this does not necessarily imply the endorsement of AAFP.