Tools for Successful Migraine Management
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Primary Care Network (PCN) and Rockpointe. Primary Care Network is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Primary Care Network designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All other healthcare professionals will be issued a certificate of participation.
This internet, enduring activity (audio/slides) will be available for one year, beginning December 26, 2016 through December 26, 2017.
Migraine is a devastating chronic neurological pain condition that affects nearly 38 million Americans, resulting in significantly reduced quality of life and a staggering loss of human productivity. Primary care providers (PCPs) are usually the first clinicians to examine patients when they report headache pain, and therefore are in a key place to manage these patients for optimal quality of life.
The educational initiative will provide PCPs with the knowledge and skills to provide care following the three tenets of effective management of migraine headache: 1) establish a proper diagnosis; 2) provide patient education; and 3) ensure adequate treatment. During this activity, expert faculty will present patient case studies, including applying criteria for diagnosis and differentiating migraine from other types of headache. Faculty will also provide strategies for effective patient communication and education, as well as preventive strategies and practical information on the treatments for acute migraine.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Describe current diagnostic criteria for diagnosing headache and migraine
- Apply patient education protocols to teach migraine patients about the prevention and management of migraine disorders, especially regarding the need for compliance with pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches
- Explain the currently approved therapeutic options for migraine, and formulate individual management plans for treating migraine by combining pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches
Jointly provided by Primary Care Network and Rockpointe.
Published December, 2016