Making an effective pain diagnosis: a whole person approach
Understand the importance of a whole-person approach to pain assessment and its complexities, including a modern 'sociopsychcobiomedical' perspective of the pain experience and how to recognize key pathophysiological pathways that underly pain. Develop techniques for a more skillful patient communication of your diagnosis. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
The impact and management of psychological factors in pain
Recognise and determine the presence of psychological comorbidities in patients with persistent pain. Learn how to assess patients at a heightened risk of progression to long-term distress and disability - using a system of red and yellow flags. Understand the role of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies in pain management. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
A whole person approach to chronic pain
Competently perform a thorough patient assessment and manage complex chronic pain presentations. Further examine pain as a multi-dimensional condition involving thoughts, behaviours, nutrition, and other perspectives that directly influence the physical processing of pain. Learn to educate patients on multidisciplinary pain management. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
Identification and management of neuropathic pain in the primary care setting
Use a systematic assessment approach to diagnose neuropathic pain, including how to distinguish between neuropathic and nociceptive pain. Develop treatment plans to address common comorbidities, together with a rational choice of investigations in the diagnostic process, knowing when referral is indicated. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
Identification and management of low back pain in the primary care setting
Develop an evidence-based approach to assessing low back pain using practical and time-efficient strategies. Specialist clinicians demonstrate how to further define clinical problems using structured physical examinations. Understand why a multimodal vs unimodal approach to low back pain presentations is likely to be more effective. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
Opioids in pain management
Develop clearer decision-making in opioids prescribing for those with non-malignant chronic pain. Learn best-practice pain management techniques for clinically responsible patient outcomes, whilst reducing opioid dependence and harm. FPM pain specialists show how to use non-pharmacological therapies, optimizing opioid treatment plans. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
Pharmacology of pain medicine
Understand the pathophysiology of pain and how different types of medication can target the pain pathway. Execute a more targeted approach to the choice of pharmacological treatment, matching drug therapies with the underlying causative mechanisms of pain - avoiding sub-optimal patient outcomes that may be due to higher doses of ineffective drugs. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
Non-joint musculoskeletal pains
Capturing less understood causes of chronic musculoskeletal conditions, learn how to better manage pain associated with trauma, postural strain, repetition and age-related changes to the integrity of structures. Includes common types of non-rheumatological causes of musculoskeletal pain, with their pathological mechanisms and diagnosis. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
Post-discharge acute pain management
Develop your skills in the ongoing management of acute or traumatic pain, post-surgical. With increasing early recovery protocol trends, learn to support and manage discharge patients under your care. Understand professional requirements of managing post-surgical acute pain in the community, with risks/benefits of opioids in managing pain. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
Understanding pain-related procedures
Uncover and understand the indications for interventional procedures used in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. Commonly performed management procedures for pain reduction are explained in detail, and you will acquire skills for informing patients about these procedures - managing expectations of their efficacy. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
High-dose problematic opioid use
Now a complex problem globally, FPM specialists help you recognise high-dose use and manage risk factors for addiction. Accurately describe the features and importance of 'aberrant behaviour' in patients on high dose opioid therapy, then develop skills for managing problematic use, particularly with vulnerable patients. $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
Pain in children
Effectively managing pain in children requires an in-depth knowledge of their pain physiology and wider social influences. Prevent and manage acute pain, common episodic or recurrent pain problems. Improve your practice by identifying the consequences of pain during development from premature infants to adolescents. Learn more! $35.00 + GST
AUD $35.00
BPM Complete Program: 12 modules
The complete 12-module BPM package delivers an interactive and patient-centric approach to non-malignant chronic pain management. Develop a multi-disciplinary style in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of those experiencing persistent pain. Comprehensive and engaging study designed for health professionals. $315.00 + GST
AUD $315.00
BPM Fundamentals in Pain Management: 3 modules
The first steps in understanding a contemporary approach to the 'whole person' when assessing pain and pathological pathways. Recognize patients at risk for long-term distress and disability, and generate pain management plans for those with chronic pain. Learn how to educate patients about multidisciplinary pain management from world-leading experts in this field. $95.00 + GST
AUD $95.00
BPM Essentials Of Pain Management: 6 modules
A patient-centric approach in identifying and diagnosing the types and sources of acute and chronic pain in both adults and children. Develop insights and learn how to assess the 'whole person', determine psychological pain factors, develop treatment plans for neuropathic and lower-back pain in the primary care setting and initiate/monitor appropriate opioid therapy. Price - $165.00 + GST
AUD $165.00

Better Pain Management is an initiative of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.