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2002 Brandon Hall Award Winner
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How this Module Works

In this module, you will review the comprehensive assessment of a patient with neuropathic pain and formulate an initial treatment strategy. To accomplish your task, you will progress through three phases:
First, you will assess the patient by reviewing the history prior to the present pain complaint and then the history of the present illness. To guide your assessment, you will have access to expert opinions concerning the patient specifically, and didactic content relating to pain assessment in general.
Next, you will formulate an initial treatment strategy by selecting from a list of possible treatments. As you make your formulation, you will have access to expert opinions, commentary, and descriptions of each treatment option presented.
Finally, you will receive feedback on each of your selected treatments. You will have the option to revise and resubmit your treatment plan, but the system does not require it.

Throughout this module, health care professionals can 'consult' members of the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, including physicians, a psychologist, and a social worker.You will need Windows Media Player to view these video clips. Please install this free plug-in before entering this module.

CME Accreditation

Expiration date: TBA
Last Reviewed: March 2005 (currently under revision)

Accreditation Statement
Beth Israel Medical Center and St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians and take responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Beth Israel Medical Center designates this continuing medical education activity for 2 credit hours in Category 1 towards the Physician Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit he/she actually spent in the educational activity. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME essentials.

Faculty Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of the ACCME to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All faculty participating in sponsored programs are expected to disclose any significant relationship with those supporting the activity or any others whose products or services are discussed.

How to Get CME Credit
Receive 2 CME credit hours by mailing the evaluation form and post-test embedded within the module, as well as a check in the amount of $10.00 (payable to BIMC/CME) to:

Beth Israel Medical Center
Office of Continuing Medical Education
First Avenue at 16th Street
New York, NY 10003

If you have any questions, please call (212) 420-4713.

Award of Excellence

Brandon Hall Award, 2002


"Clinical Management of Neuropathic Pain: A Problem-Based, Interactive Module" was awarded a bronze citation in the Custom Content category at the 2002 Excellence in E-Learning Awards. This competition recognizes outstanding examples of e-Learning throughout the industry.

System Requirements

IBM PC compatible:
Internet Explorer 5+ or Netscape 4.7+
Windows 95, 98, 2000, Windows NT
Small Fonts Setting in Windows Control Panel
Pentium 266 MHz (or faster) processor
64 MB RAM or better suggested
Thousands of colors at 800 x 600 pixels or greater
56K Modem or high-speed internet access
Windows Media Player 6.4 or 7.0

Macintosh compatible--Text only option:
Internet Explorer 5+ or Netscape 4.7+
Mac OS 8.6 or later, Mac OS 9, Mac OS X
PowerPC 604e 266 MHz or faster processor, G3, or G4
64 MB RAM or better suggested
Thousands of colors at 800 x 600 pixels or greater
56K Modem or high-speed internet access

Clinical Management of Neuropathic Pain:
A Problem-Based, Interactive Module

is supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Elan Pharmaceuticals.

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