Lumbar Facet Joint Pain: Consensus Practice Guidelines for Improving Clinical Outcomes
free for members; $50 for nonmembers
The past two decades have witnessed a surge in the use of lumbar facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat low back pain. Controversy surrounds the treatment of lumbar facet pain with regards to diagnosis, patient selection, treatment, and procedural steps.
In this webinar, attendees will learn firsthand from and interact with international leaders and authors of the Consensus practice guidelines on interventions for lumbar facet joint pain from a multispecialty, international working group just published in April 2020. This webinar is intended to provide information that can be implemented right away including evaluating recommended practices for identifying facet painand characterizing optimal technique for radiofrequency ablation.
This dynamic 90-minute recorded webinar with expert faculty will provide hot-off-the-press information from the guidelines that will help physicians improve clinical outcomes in the treatment of lumbar facet pain.
Magdalena Anitescu, MD, PhD; University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
Steven Cohen, MD; Johns Hopkins & Walter Reed, Clarksville, MD
Maxim Eckmann, MD; University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
Lynn Kohan, MD; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Samer Narouze, MD, PhD; Western Reserve Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
David Provenzano, MD; Pain Diagnostics and Interventional Care, Sewickley, PA
After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the methodology utilized for guideline development.
- Define the seventeen recommendation from the consensus guidelines.
- Evaluate recommended practices for identifying facet pain.
- Characterize optimal technique for radiofrequency ablation.
The educational activity is designed for the physician learner in the specialties of anesthesia, physical medicine, and surgeons who care for individuals with lower back pain.
Accreditation and credit designation statements
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Credits by Day
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this "internet activity enduring material" for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Nurse Practitioners: The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Registered Nurses: Regulations dictate that only physicians may earn CME credits, however, many state Boards of Registered Nursing accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Attendees are responsible for confirming their specific board’s acceptance of ASRA-provided credits. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
The American Board of Anesthesiology® MOCA®
This activity contributes to the CME requirements for Part II: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0™. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements. Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® and MOCA® are registered certification marks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®.
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Commercial support disclosure
The internet activity enduring material (on-demand educational activity) is supported, in part, by educational grants from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organizations is made to participants prior to the educational activity on the event website and within slides at the start of the educational activity. View the guidelines for company representative and in-kind support.
ASRA thanks the following organizations for their generous support:
- Grants: Medtronic
Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest
Click here to view all faculty disclosure. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support and related policies, ASRA is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its CME/CPD activities. Those in control of the educational content disclose all relevant relationships (financial or other) with any commercial interest that they or their spouse/partner have had within the past 12 months. If an individual refuses to disclose, they are disqualified from participating. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants are asked to evaluate the objectivity and independence. Off-label or investigational use of a therapeutic product is also disclosed.
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