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Pain Management Education


According to the American Academy on Pain Management, an estimated 50 million Americans live with chronic pain caused by disease, disorder, or accident. Another 25 million people suffer acute pain resulting from surgery or accident.

The Joint Commission implemented a new standard one year ago, which requires all practitioners to have education on assessing and managing pain. St. John Providence Health System has mandated that each practitioner complete a Pain Management Education track.

Documentation of completion of Pain Management Education is to be provided to Corporate Medical Staff Services.

The easiest way for you to comply with these requirements, is to utilize one of the websites below directly from this page, or you may provide a copy of a certificate of completion of another equivalent pain assessment and management program.

  1. PainEDU.org
    • Description: Reviewing interactive cases addressing a range of pain treatment topics
    • Cost: None for the course
    • CME: 1 credit
    • Documentation: Print the certificate which is available upon completion of the course
  2. http://emspecialists.com/wordpress/?p=136
    • Description: Emergency Medical Forum for Case #127: The Painful Patient
    • Cost: None for completing the course
    • Documentation: Print the certificate which is available upon completion of the module

Once you have completed a pain assessment and management program, the rest is easy.

  • Make a copy of your certificate of completion
  • Send the copy in IMMEDIATELY
  • Send it to SJPHS by one of the following methods:

    • US Mail:
      Corporate Medical Staff Services
      St. John Providence Health System
      28000 Dequindre Road, Warren MI, 48092
    • Fax: 586-753-1085
    • Email: MedicalStaffServices@stjohn.org

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Medical Staff Office directly at:

  • Providence Hospital / Providence Park Hospital:  248-849-8526
  • St. John Hospital & Medical Center:  313-343-3304 select #2
  • St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital:  586-573-5378
  • St. John River District Hospital:  810-329-5382
  • Eastwood Clinics and Brighton Center for Recovery: 586-753-1027


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