OAPP Grand Rounds - Collaborative Spine Care and Treatment of Low Back Pain (WISER)

The field of virtual health is changing rapidly and updates are needed for providers to stay current. It will impact all interprofessional healthcare team members who use telemedicine as part of their practice.

Target Audience

  • Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs)
  • Physician Assistants (PAs)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Utilize assessment techniques for patients with low back pain in order to identify critical barriers to improvement.
  • Identify the role of exercise in the treatment of low back pain to optimize recommendations for patient care.
  • Apply guideline-based care for low back pain in order to improve patient outcomes.
  • Identify the benefits of coordinated, multi-disciplinary spine care to appropriately utilize collaborative care models.


Disclaimer Statement:

The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/02/2024
Course expires: 
05/02/2027
WISER
United States

Planning Committee:

  • Aimee Smith, DPAS, MS, PA-C - Emergency Medicine, UPMC
  • Deborah W. Byrns, CRNP - Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, UPMC

Course Directors:

  • Christopher Standaert, MD - Associate Professor, Vice Chair, Outpatient Services, Director, Value-Based Fellowship in Spine and MSK Medicine, School of Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation, University of Pittsburgh

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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