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Caring for Back Pain: A Care Process Model - Online

*This course is open to Mayo Clinic Employees only*

Mayo Clinic Employees - no charge. Login with your Mayo Clinic email to access this offer.

Course Director: Randy A. Shelerud, M.D.

This course will provide the primary and specialty care provider with an opportunity to understand and better navigate Clinical Care Process Models for Lumbar Radiculopathy, Cervical Radiculopathy, Adult Low Back Pain and Adult Neck Pain, all accessed through AskMayoExpert. In addition, the learner will have access to Low Back Pain and Neck Pain Examination videos to assist in understanding the mechanics of a successful examination and triage documents for Adult Neck Pain and Adult Low Back Pain.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the Triage Documents and Mayo Clinic Care Process Models care pathways for patients with back and neck pain
  • Respond appropriately to "red flag" symptoms
  • Conclude when diagnostic testing is required
  • Assess under which circumstances to refer the patient for specialty care

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science 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.

Credit Statement:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
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