PainFile® Accreditation

PainFile® is published monthly by Dannemiller, Inc. Each volume consists of 24 modules with 20 abstracts (2 Modules) released each month.
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Intended Audience
The program is intended for Physicians, Pain Management Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Nurse Anesthetists and other healthcare professionals with an interest in pain management.

Learning Objectives
Each module of PainFile® contains 10 educationally sound, original learning objectives. Refer to each abstract.

Statement of Need
Physicians, CRNAs, Registered Nurses, and other healthcare professionals must continually update their toolkit of knowledge to keep current in their specialty. This is especially true in the area of pain management. Pain is the most common symptom seen by health care providers. Providers in virtually all specialties assess and treat patients with complaints of pain. All providers must have information on pain, which is published in journals devoted to their specialties. Healthcare professionals require this important information without the time-consuming necessity of searching out these articles from the medical journals currently published. They also desire and need quality educational material provided in a format which is easy to use and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dannemiller, a leader in the provision of quality educational programs in pain and pain management, selects articles from peer reviewed medical journals and provides these educational abstracts on this website to meet this need.

Method of Participation
The monthly issue should take approximately 2 hours to complete. Participants should first read the objectives and other introductory CE information, then proceed to the educational offering. To receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the post-test with a passing score of 80%, then complete the evaluation. CRNAs are not permitted to retest. The 2023 Activities expire on December 31, 2024 and the 2024 Activities expire on December 31, 2025. No credit can be given after these expiration dates.
In the event you have questions about this activity or are unable to print the certificate, please email and a certificate will be emailed within 2 weeks.

System requirements

  • Computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access
  • Web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge) with JavaScript enabled
  • HTML5 compatible browser or Adobe Flash Player

In support of improving patient care, Dannemiller 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.


Dannemiller designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per module. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology's redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website,, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
ABA MOCA® Part 2
This activity fulfills the general CME requirement for MOCA Part 2.

Registered Nurses
Dannemiller designates this educational activity for 1.0 contact hours per module.

Nurse Anesthetists
PainFile® is in compliance with the new CPC Program requirements, created by the NBCRNA, and are classified as Class A CE credits. CRNAs may also apply excess Class A assessed CE credits to fulfill the Class B requirements. Please visit the NBCRNA website for more information regarding the new CPC Program and how it will affect your upcoming recertification.

  • PainFile® 2023 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 24.0 Class A CE credits; AANA Code Number 1042673; Expiration Date 12/31/2024.
  • PainFile® 2024 has been prior approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology for 24.0 Class A CE credits; AANA Code Number 1043764; Expiration Date 12/31/2025.

NOTE: Credit designations for physicians and registered nurses are identified per module whereas AANA guidelines stipulate that AANA credit be identified for the totality of the program.

Physician Assistants
Dannemiller has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for a maximum 24.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 12/31/2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


Editor-in-Chief: Brian T. Boies, MD, FASA
Assistant Professor/Clinical
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Integrity and Independence, Dannemiller requires that any person who is in a position to control the content of a CME activity must disclose all financial relationships they have with an ineligible company within the last 24 months. If an individual refuses to disclose, they are disqualified from participating within the activity. The disclosures are evaluated for relevance. All relevant financial relationships are mitigated. The resulting certified activity was found to provide educational content that is current, evidence-based and commercially balanced.

A professional healthcare providers abstracts every article. Dannemiller abstractors (Sharon Sky and Nancy Walea) have no financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Brian T. Boies, MD, FASA, Editor-in-Chief has found this certified activity to provide educational content that is current, evidence-based, and commercially-balanced. Brian T. Boies, MD, FASA, Editor-in-Chief and Theresa Nycz, Dannemiller Publications Project Manager have no financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Off-label Statement
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by FDA. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

The content and views presented in these educational activities are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Dannemiller. This material is prepared based upon a review of multiple sources of information, but it is not exhaustive of the subject matter. Therefore, healthcare professionals and other individuals should review and consider other publications and materials on the subject matter before relying solely upon the information contained within this educational activity.