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Pediatric Pain Management



This activity will address pediatric pain management, providing clinicians with practical information that can be applied in day-to-day practice. It will enable clinicians to accurately assess pain at various stages of development, identify warning signs, and select appropriate management strategies. Clinicians will be empowered to treat pediatric patients in a safe and educated manner.

Pediatric Pain Management is a one hour online activity geared to the treatment of pediatric patients. It is designed to meet the criteria for risk management study in Massachusetts, including credit for effective pain management.

Learning Objectives

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

1.Manage acute pain in a pediatric patient, focusing on both opiod and nonopiod alternatives.
2.Recognize the risks associated with commonly used pain medications.
3.Identify the risks associated with the use of narcotics for pain management.
4.Identify patients who can be safely treated in a pediatrician's office, and those who need to be referred to a pediatric pain clinic.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for pediatric pracitioners.


Ben Nelson, MD, Course Director
Massachusetts General Hospital for Children
Dr. Nelson received his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed his pediatric residency and pulmonary fellowship at MGH. He is currently a board certified pediatric pulmonologist. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is the program director for the pediatric pulmonary fellowship at MGHfC and the associate director for continuing medical education.

Michael Leeman, MD
Massachusetts General HospitalforChildren
Dr. Leeman is a board certified pediatric anesthesiologist and pain management specialist.

Lisa Watt, RN, MSN, PNP
Massachusetts General HospitalforChildren
Lisa is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner in the pain management center at MGH.

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $15

For questions regarding registration, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at

Provided by:

MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Partners HealthCare


CME Information

Release Date: December 2, 2015
Expiration Date:
December 1, 2017
Review Date: November 17, 2016
15 minutes per webinar

You must view both webinars in order to receive CME credit.

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of1AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is designed to meet the criteria for risk management study in Massachusetts, including credit for effective pain management.

In accord with the disclosure policy of Partners HealthCare System as well as guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), planners, speakers and anyone who may have an influence on the content of the activity have been asked to disclose any relationship they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, devices, etc. that may be germane to the content of their presentation. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias, but provides participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.

Partners HealthCare System has implemented a process to resolve potential COIs for this CME activity to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public.

The following planner and/or their spouse/partner has reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
Benjamin Nelson, MD

The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner has reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest:
Michael R. Leeman, MD
Lisa Watt, NP

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 13 or later, Chrome 16 or later, Safari (version 5 or later)

Hardware/Software Specifications:
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Optimal System Configuration:
Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 13+, Internet Explorer 9.0+, Safari 13+, or Google Chrome 16+
Operating System: Windows Vista,7,8 or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:
Windows PC:
Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent with 2.33 GHz processor; Windows XP; 512 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 4+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 128MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit

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