The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) new standards on pain assessment and management for accredited ambulatory care facilities, critical access hospitals, and office-based surgery practices went into effect on January 1, 2019. These updates continue JCAHO’s initiative that required new and revised pain assessment and management standards for accredited hospitals that were implemented on January 1, 2018.
In response, the American College of Healthcare Trustees (ACHT) is organizing a conference titled “Integrative Approaches to Pain Assessment and Management: Solutions to the Opioid Crisis”. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the
Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi,
The Maryland State Medical Society and The American College of Healthcare Trustees.
MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 11.5
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity
To provide health facility executives, medical and nursing leadership and staff involved in pain assessment and management with the latest knowledge and processes for pain assessment and the integration of non-invasive, non-pharmacological modalities for effective treatment of pain. The conference will also include the sessions on opioid abuse and the medical use of cannabis.
Participants will be offered Continued Medical Education (CME) credits and Clinical Education Units (CEU).