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Acute Musculoskeletal Pain Management: Measures to Mitigate Chronicity (CME/CE)


28 October 2021


12:00 AM11:59 PM

This webinar is a Masterclass in Pain and Management for Frontline Health Care Practitioners with A review of the burden, its affect and the role of OTC self-medication

Balancing pain and patient safety following acute musculoskeletal trauma and injury is possible when utilizing a true multimodal approach including cognitive, physical, and pharmaceutical strategies.

  • How best to manage acute pain?
  • Are there any best practice models that can be referenced?
  • What are patient experiences of seeking diagnosis and treatment of acute pain with pharmacists/GPs?

These subjects and others will be addressed and explained. The sessions will look at principles and dimensions in an initial consultation for better acute management and what consultations could look like from simple first assessment and approaches to more complex treatment plans.

The sessions will also cover how frontline healthcare professionals can enhance the importance of early acute treatment and help patients implement lifestyle changes to better self-manage their pain. In addition, advice as to how HCPs best conduct their first pain consultation that considers a patient-centric approach considering limitations like time will be discussed.

Strategies of how to quickly possess knowledge on the dimensions of the patient background, lifestyle choices and treatment tried with success or failure, before making a decision on the appropriate plan of action will also be covered. Sessions will discuss the education and training in consultation/communication skills (PCP communication) that allow empathetic conversations to take place between frontline HCPs and patients with acute pain to instigate change and better self-management of acute musculoskeletal pain.

4.5 CME/CE Hours Total

(3) 90-minute sessions each having 3-4 speakers; 1.5 CME hours per session.

Learning Objectives

  • For frontline HCPs to understand the critical role that frontline HCPs can and should play in acute musculoskeletal pain management with patients increasingly turning to self-management HCPs will understand the critical role they can play in acute musculoskeletal pain management to minimize the progression to chronicity.
  • HCPs will understand the importance and value of adopting more patient-centric approaches in delivering better patient outcomes in patients with acute pain.
  • HCPs will feel confident and equipped with the right communication skills and tools to provide more patient centric consultations that considers a more tailored and holistic understanding for first line intervention in MSK pain


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