COVID-19 Resources for Pain Medicine Professionals
AAPM is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak with a goal of providing pain medicine professionals with the news and information they need. Resources for health care providers responding to the COVID-19 crisis are emerging daily. Refer to CDC.gov and WHO.int for the most up-to-date guidance.
COVID-19 Pain Management Practice Guidelines
The official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), Pain Medicine, has published a practice guidelines article titled "Pain Management Best Practices from Multispecialty Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Public Health Crises" to assist pain medicine providers, health care leaders, and regulatory bodies as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Access a free online CME course about these COVID-19 pain management practice guidelines in the AAPM Education Center
In partnership with Pain Medicine, AAPM held a webinar with a panel of the guideline authors on April 13. A recording of the live activity is now available and eligible for up to 1.25 CME credits.
View a video conversation with guideline authors Stephen Cohen, MD and Friedhelm Sandbrink, MD
Pain Fellows’ Education and Research During COVID-19
Pain Medicine also published guidance for pain fellows' education and research during COVID-19 authored by representatives from APPD. "Pain fellows are the future of our specialty, and it's critical that we provide them with the resources and guidance they need to effectively complete their training and launch their careers," says Dr. Wasan.
Maintaining high quality multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship programs: Part I: Innovations in pain fellows’ education, research, applicant selection process, wellness and ACGME implementation during the Covid-19 pandemic>
AAPM regularly updates its website with news items related to COVID-19.
COVID-19 coverage in AAPM E-News