A Comprehensive Overview of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), which currently affects millions of people, is poorly understood by the medical community. It is estimated that the average patient afflicted with this disorder sees 4.3 physicians before a correct diagnosis is made. This lecture will describe the signs and symptoms of CRPS, its relationship to other chronic pain diseases, and the fundamentals of treatment.
Faculty: Philip Getson, DO
This 1-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of CRPS.
- Utilize early interventional treatment or appropriate referral.
- Formulate a multimodal treatment protocol for chronic pain.
Philip Getson, DO, is a primary care physician in practice for 39 years and an assistant professor of medicine in neurology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the scientific advisory committee of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of America and one of their designated speakers. He has contributed to the national protocols for ketamine infusion therapy for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and has lectured on the subject of CRPS nationally and internationally. He is a board-certified thermographer and vice president of the American Academy of Thermology.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Getson, reports that he has nothing to disclose.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program was supported by an education grant from the RSDSA.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 60 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The American Academy of Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Academy of Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15881 for 1 contact hour.
The American Academy of Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 1 CE credit.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Document of Attendance
- 1.00 Nursing Credit