Scrambler Therapy, A New Form of Electro-Analgesia - Enduring
There is a large unmet need for more treatment options for cancer patients and survivors with chronic pain. Electrical/physical based therapies show promise and unique advantages over current standard of care. Current practice involves physical therapy and pharmaceutical agents that are usually not completely effective and can cause side effects.
Despite FDA clearance, there is still little wide-spread use or inclusion in guidelines for such therapy. This activity will raise awareness of scrambler therapy and when to consider it for patients with chronic chemotherapy-induced neuropathy or other types of neuropathic pain.
- Identify appropriate patients for referral for scrambler therapy.
- Examine different types of electro-analgesia.
- Identify limitations of scrambler therapy
- Discuss possible barriers and biases which may impact patient care (i.e., race, ethnicity, language, gender identity/orientation, age, socioeconomic status, attitudes, feelings, or other characteristics).
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Presenter: Dr. Thomas J. Smith has indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships.
Planner: Dr. Neal Prakash has indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships.
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CME Reviewer - Nothing to Disclose: Daneng Li, MD
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CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:
• AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.0
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
City of Hope designates this Scrambler Therapy, A New Form of Electro-Analgesia - Enduring for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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