CME: Spinal Cord Stimulation

Philip Chan, MD, FRCPC (Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine), FIPP, Director, Chronic Pain Clinic, Department of Anesthesia/Chronic Pain Clinic, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Program Director, Pain Medicine Residency Program, McMaster University, Medical Director, Neuromodulation Program, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Hamilton, ON.

This learning program has been developed for primary care physicians, educators, and other health care professionals.

  • It’s best viewed with accompanying video and voice-over narration.
  • This program runs in a sequence, and is accompanied by pre- and post-presentation quizzes, as well as informative illustrations and animations.You may pause, rewind, or fast-forward at any point.
  • Slides with animations will pause automatically; to view the animation press Play on the video itself; to continue to the next slide press Next on the slides viewer controls.
  • After completing this program, at the end of the presentation from the Appendix page, you will be offered to download the “Certificate of Participation.”

At the completion of this learning module, the participant will better understand:
  • The main indications for spinal cord stimulation therapy
  • The positive and negative predictor factors for success with spinal cord stimulation therapy
  • The possible complications associated with spinal cord stimulation
  • Which patient populations may potentially benefit from spinal cord stimulation therapy

This eLearning module fits within the Mainpro+ Self-Learning Activities Section. You may submit this non-certified* activity for one non-certified credit per hour.

At the end of the presentation you may also download the Certificate of Participation as a confirmation of you taking part in this activity.

*Non-certified activities have not been formally reviewed by the College but comply with the College’s definition of CPD, are non-promotional in nature, and provide valuable professional learning opportunities.

Views and opinions in this program are of the faculty and not necessarily endorsed by, or reflective of, those of the publisher or editors of Health Plexus.

The development of this CME program was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic Canada Ltd.