Pain: Physiology and Neuroscience

This activity will provide participants with an understanding of the fundamental principles required to relate drug mechanisms of action to the pathophysiological pathways responsible for the elicitation of a pain response. Participants will learn about the components of pathophysiological pathways, including cognitive mechanisms, nociceptive responses, wind-up, and central sensitization. As well, focus will be placed on the identification and description of points of therapeutic intervention in the brain and cerebral cortex, along ascending (afferent) and descending (efferent) pathways, and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems.  


Intended audience


Pharmacists engaged in prescription analgesic compounding.

WELCOMED AUDIENCE

  • Physicians
  • Naturopathic Doctors

Learning Assessment

Please make sure to complete the home study learning assessment within 60 days of purchase. If this is not possible, please contact the LP3 Network Team.


Learning Objectives

FOR PHARMACISTS:
  1. Review the basic structure and function of the nervous system.
  2. Relate physiological and biochemical features of signal transmission and transduction of nerve impulses.
  3. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the pathways involved in nociceptive and neurogenic pain.
  4. Explain the mechanisms of peripheral and central sensitization and how they relate to acute and chronic pain.
  5. Describe the contributing factors to pathophysiological pathways including cognitive mechanisms, nociceptive responses, wind-up, and central sensitization.
  6. Identify pharmacological targets for the treatment of pain.

Editors

DAPHNEE LALONDE, BSc, MSc
Continuing Education Supervisor
Disclosure: MEDISCA, Consultant
NEIL COHEN, BSc
CE Program Developer
Disclosure: MEDISCA, Consultant


CONTRIBUTORS:

MIGUEL DE LA GARZA, MD, DABA, DAPM
Diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology
Disclosure: Medisca Consultant

KENNETH LATTA, BS Pharm, RPh, FIACP, FACA
Senior Associate, Gates Healthcare Associates
Disclosure: Health System Consulting Group LLC, Co-Owner and Consultant; Gates Healthcare Associates, Consultant; Accreditation Commission for Health Care/Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board, Surveyor; North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, Consultant; Visante UK, Consultant; Visante, Consultant; MEDISCA, Consultant

KEN SPEIDEL, BS Pharm, PharmD, RPh, FIACP, FACA
Senior Associate, Gates Healthcare Associates 
Disclosure: Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), Surveyor; Gates Healthcare Associates, Consultant; MEDISCA, Consultant


Financial support: 


An unrestricted educational grant has been provided by MEDISCA Inc.


CURRENT PROMOTIONS:

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.90 CEU (ACPE)
  • 9.00 Contact Hours
Cost:
$225.00

Pharmacists

Total CPE Credits: 9 CPE Hours = 0.9 CEUs
Joint Accreditation Status (University of Florida College of Pharmacy / LP3 Network)

 HOME STUDY
TYPEKnowledge-based
UAN0864-9999-18-042-H01-P
CREDITS9 CPE Hours = 0.9 CEUs
RELEASE DATEApril 20, 2018
EXPIRATION DATEApril 20, 2021

Completion Requirements

To receive CPE credits for the home study, participants must complete a learning assessment with a score of 70% and submit a completed home study evaluation online. 

accreditorCPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Physicians

American Physicians: Physicians, on their own accord, may assess this activity for its educational value and learning experience in order to determine if this activity is appropriate for claiming AMA PRA Category 2 Credits™ under the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) and credit system.

Canadian Physicians: Physicians of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) may be able to claim Mainpro-M2 credits for self-directed or non-CFPC-accredited learning activities (i.e., programs that are not Mainpro-M1 or Mainpro-C accredited).

Naturopathic Doctors

For members of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC)

Members of the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC) may assess if the home study (9-hour activity) falls within the scope of practice and relates to the clinical competencies of the profession. If deemed appropriate, participants may apply for continuing education hours. For more information, please see the College’s website.

International participants should verify with their respective governing board for accreditation equivalency. 

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/01/2016
Course expires: 
01/01/2019


CURRENT PROMOTIONS:

20% Off

Use coupon code 20LP318 upon checkout to receive 20% off this educational training. 

Price

Cost:
$225.00
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Cancellation and refund policy: 


There are no refunds, returns, or transfers upon purchase of the home study.