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Pathways in Management:
Chronic Low Back Pain and Osteoarthritis
Pathways in Management: Chronic Lower Back Pain is an interactive case-based activity highlighting current chronic low back pain (CLBP) recommendations from various organizations, describing how to put those into practice. This program provides tools and resources to support the appropriate care of patients with CLBP to improve their quality of life.
Pathways in Management: Effectively Addressing Osteoarthritis is an interactive case-based activity highlighting current osteoarthritis (OA) guidelines from various organizations, describing how to put those into practice. This program provides tools and resources to support the appropriate care of patients with osteoarthritis to improve their quality of life.
Our Goal is To Help Learners...
- Provide successful strategies and resources for the management of OA and CLBP
- Support the art and science of medicine
- Increase their knowledge and confidence in caring for patients with OA and CLBP
- Support a partnership between clinician and patient
- Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation
- Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association
- Healthcare Performance Consulting
- California Academy of Family Physicians
- American Academy of Physician Assistants
PATHWAYS in Management is supported by an educational grant from Pfizer/Lilly
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For the Chronic Lower Back Pain online program, go to:
For the Osteoarthritis Online program, go to:
Wendy L. Wright, MS, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN is certified as both a family and adult nurse practitioner and is the owner of two nurse practitioner operated clinics within New Hampshire. She is a national faculty member for the CO*RE opioid safe prescribing curriculum. Wendy is the recipient of both the Excellence in Research and Excellence in Clinical Practice awards from Simmons College in Boston. She was chosen by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners to recieve the New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner of the Year. Wendy is the founder of the New Hampshire Chamber of Entrepreneurial Nurse Practitioners, an organization designed to assist nurse practitioners with independent practice issues. She is adjunct graduate faculty at the Simmons College Graduate Nursing Program where she teaches in the DNP program.
Benjamin J. Smith, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA is the Director of Didactic Education at the Florida State University College of Medicine School of Physician Assistant Practice in Tallahassee, Florida. He practices clinically as a Physician Assistant in rheumatology at the McIntosh Clinic, P.C., in Thomasville, Georgia. He is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Currently, Mr. Smith serves on the Rheumatology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is the Scientific Editor of the American College of Rheumatology Professionals (ARP) Advanced Rheumatology Course. Mr. Smith was elected the 43rd ARHP President in 2011, the first physician assistant to serve in this capacity. He is the first ARHP member to serve on the ACR Executive Committee. Additionally, Mr. Smith has served on numerous other ACR/ARHP committees and task forces, primarily with a focus on education. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).