Clinical Practice Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain (NA1840)

Author(s): Department of Veterans Affairs - Department of Defense

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, MSCC, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 8

CCM Credit Hours: 5

CDMS Credit Hours: 5

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course is the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense’s Clinical Practice Guideline for Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain. This CPG is a systematic review intended to provide a structure that properly evaluates and treats patients with low back pain, thereby leading to improved clinical outcomes.

Course Objectives

  1. Assess the patient's condition and determine, in collaboration with the patient, the best treatment method.

  2. Optimize each individual's health outcomes and improve quality of life.

  3. Minimize preventable complications and morbidity.

  4. Emphasize the use of patient-centered care.

Course Outline

  1. I. Introduction

  2. II. Recommendations

  3. III. Background

  4. IV. About this Clinical Practice Guideline

  5. V. Guideline Work Group

  6. VI. Algorithm

  7. VII. Discussion of Recommendations

  8. VIII. Knowledge Gaps and Recommended Research

  9. Appendix A: Evidence Review Methodology

  10. Appendix B: Dosing for Select Pharmacologic Agents

  11. Appendix C: Evidence Table

  12. Appendix D: Glossary

  13. Appendix E: 2007 Recommendation Categorization Table

  14. Appendix F: Participant List

  15. Appendix G: Patient Focus Group Methods and Findings

  16. Appendix H: Literature Review Search Terms and Strategy

  17. Appendix I: Abbreviation List

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