CME Credits

CME Information                                                         

Term of Approval                                          
Release date: June 14, 2011                                
Expiration date:  May 22, 2019

Program Overview                                                                       
Despite the high prevalence of pain, many patients, espicially those suffering from terminal illnesses are inadequately treated.  Many physicians are simply uncomfortable when treating pain with certain analgesics, and others do not know when or where to refer their patients for a palliative care consultation.  PalliativeExam.com is an online examination that tests the physician’s knowledge of painful disorders.  As it currently functions as a board review tool for pain practitioners, it can help any health care professional understand the pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of some of the most common and rarer pain disorders.  After completing each of the seven exams, the user will get a score, and feedback on his or her answer choices.  

Intended Audience                                                                                                                
This activity is intended for any physician, nurse, psychologist or medical student who treats or refers patients to a pain specialist, or deals with end-of-life care.                                                                                                                                                                  

Learning Objectives
Identifying painful disorders
Basic analgesic management
Proper and timely recognition and referral to a palliative pain specialist.

Understanding the role of the pain and palliative care team.
 
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements
Maimonides Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York to provide continuing medical education for physicians.                                                                                                                               
Maimonides Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s) ™.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures                                                                                                                            
Policies and standards of the Medical Society of the State of New York and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education require that speakers and planners for continuing medical education activities disclose any relevant financial relationships they may have with commercial interests whose products, devices or services may be discussed in the content of a CME activity.  The following disclosures have been made:

FACULTY                                                                                                                                                               

David Rosenblum, MD,  Creator
President of PainExam.com, Qbazaar.com LLC
Director of Pain Medicine,
Maimonides Medical Center
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose 

Disclaimer                                                                                                                                                               
This activity is designed for healthcare professionals for educational purposes. Information and opinions offered by the faculty/presenters represent their own viewpoints. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information.

While MMC makes every effort to have accurate information presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

Method of Obtaining CME Credit                                                                                  
CME credit/verification is offered upon successful completion of the on line test with a minimum passing score of 50%. A printable certificate will be made available upon successful post-test completion.  Each successfully completed post-test will be awarded 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s) ™

Log in under a CME Gold Membership to View and print out the below questionaire

Scan it to Mhom@maimonidesmed.org or fax at 718 283 8239

Questions or comments can be addressed to DocRosenblum@gmail.com
Please allow 6-12 weeks for issuance of CME credit.