Better Pain Prescribing. Clarity and confidence in opioid management
Develop clearer decision-making in opioids prescribing for those with chronic pain. Learn best practice pain management techniques for clinically-responsible patient outcomes, whilst reducing opioid dependence and harm. FPM specialist clinicians will help you understand how to use non-pharmacological therapies, and optimise opioid treatment plans
AUD $0.00
Module 1: Making an effective pain diagnosis: a whole person approach
Understand the importance of a whole person approach to pain assessment, including awareness of important pathophysiological pathways and the complexities underlying pain experiences.
AUD $35.00
Module 2: The impact and management of psychological factors in pain
Recognise patients at risk for long-term distress and disability. Develop a management plan for psychosocial comorbidities in patients with chronic pain.
AUD $35.00
Module 3: A whole person approach to chronic pain
Comprehensively assess and manage complex chronic pain presentations. Educate patients about multidisciplinary pain management.
AUD $35.00
Module 4: Identification and management of neuropathic pain in the primary care setting
Use a systematic assessment to diagnose neuropathic pain, including how to distinguish between neuropathic and nociceptive pain. Develop a treatment plan to address common comorbidities, including when referral is indicated.
AUD $35.00
Module 5: Identification and management of low back pain in the primary care setting
Develop an evidence-based approach to assessing low back pain, with a focus on using practical, effective and time-efficient strategies. Understand why a multimodal vs. unimodal approach to low back pain is more effective.
AUD $35.00
Module 6: Opioids in pain management
Initiate and monitor opioid therapy appropriately in patients with non-malignant chronic pain. Includes resources such as the Opioid Risk Tool for assessing a patient's risk of problematic opioid behaviour.
AUD $35.00
Module 7: Pharmacology of pain medicine
Develop an understanding of analgesic medications and mechanisms present in chronic pain to drive rational prescribing.
AUD $35.00
Module 8: Non-joint musculoskeletal pains
Explore less understood causes of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
AUD $35.00
Module 9: Post-discharge acute pain management
Learn about current evidence and best practice in the management of post-surgical acute pain in the community.
AUD $35.00
Module 10: Understanding pain-related procedures
Commonly performed procedures for pain reduction explained in detail.
AUD $35.00
Module 11: High-dose problematic opioid use
Unravel this complex problem by understanding the influences that drive high opioid use within vulnerable patients.
AUD $35.00
Module 12: Pain in children
Appreciate the differences between adult pain and acute and chronic pain in children to improve your practice.
AUD $35.00
BPM Fundamentals in Pain Management  (Modules 1 – 3)
The first steps in understanding a contemporary approach to the 'whole person' when assessing pain and pathological pathways. Recognise 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.
AUD $95.00
BPM Essentials Of Pain Management (Modules 1 – 6)
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.
AUD $165.00
BPM Extended Practice in Pain Management (Modules 7 – 12)
Specialist clinicians will engage with you and demonstrate real-life examples to extend your knowledge in dealing with patients who experience acute and chronic pain. Study specific cases directly with pain management physicians in key healthcare areas including pharmacology, non-joint musculoskeletal and post-discharge pain, pain-related procedures and pain in children.
AUD $165.00

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