Latest Trends in CRNA Chronic Pain Practice

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Class A Credits: 0.5

Format: Video

Course Launch Date: 2/15/22

Course Expires: 2/14/23

This course is a recording of AANA's Clinical Rounds Webinar Series. 

CRNAs provide chronic pain management services in various settings, such as hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), offices, and pain management clinics. By virtue of education and individual clinical experience and competency, a CRNA may practice chronic pain management utilizing a variety of therapeutic, physiological, pharmacological, interventional, and psychological modalities in the management and treatment of pain.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AANA is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP #10862.


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A minimum passing score of 80% is required to pass this course. You have TWO opportunities to achieve a passing score. If you fail to achieve a passing score of 80%, you will not receive CE credit for this course.

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Disclosure Statement:

All presenters and planners of this CNE activity are required to disclose to the audience any significant financial relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products, goods, or services related to patient care. If any conflict has been disclosed, the planners of this program assure that the content is unbiased and free of any conflicts of interest. All planners, authors, and content reviewers disclosed there were no commercial interest relationships to declare.

  • Discuss the education and training challenges opportunities and barriers related to CRNA chronic pain management practice and how to actively advocate for positive practice changes.
  • Raise awareness of AANAs updated Chronic Pain Management Guidelines.

Derek J. Schmack, DNP, CRNA

Derek Schmack is graduate of Duquesne University's nursing school in Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating he moved to Orlando, Florida where he was a CICU nurse until returning to the University of Pittsburgh's CRNA program.  After graduating he began his anesthesia career at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.



Jacqueline Rowles, DNP, MA, MBA, CRNA, ANP-BC, NSPM-C, FAAN, FNAP, FAANA



Lisa Pearson, DNAP, CRNA, DAAPM, NSPM-C


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