Module 9: Post-discharge acute pain management

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Content authors

Professor Pamela Macintyre, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA

Director, Acute Pain Service,Department of Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA.
Clinical Associate Professor, Discipline of Acute Care Medicine, University of Adelaide, SA.

Dr Myles Conroy, MBBS, DRANZCOG, FANZCA

Staff Anaesthetist, University Hospital Geelong, Vic.
Visiting Medical Specialist, Epworth Hopsital, Geelong, Vic
Senior Clinical Lecturer, Deakin University School of Medicine, Vic.

Associate Professor Andrew Zacest MBBS, MS, FRACS, FFPMANZCA

Consultant Neurosurgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Adelaide, SA.

Trudy Maunsell, MScMed (Pain Management), BHM (Bachelor Health Management), Registered Midwife (RM), Registered Nurse (RN)

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Acute Pain Service, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Woolloongabba, Qld.
Queensland State Director, Australian Pain Society.

Contributing Experts

Dr Milana Votrubec MB BS MA MM ME USyd FRACGP FFPMANZCA

General Practitioner and Pain Management Consultant, Sydney, NSW.
Senior Clinical Tutor, Universities of Sydney and Notre Dame, NSW.
GP Editor of the publication Pain Management Today.

Dr Aston Wan MBBCh, MA, GDMM, MClEpid, MPainMed, MHeadacheMed, PCertMedEd, AFRACMA, FFPMANZCA

Director and Specialist Pain Physician.
Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland.
Persistent Pain Service, Division of Rehabilitation.
Princess Alexandra Hospital, Qld.

Medical Writer

Karyn Weitzner, PhD

Learning objectives

On completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss why the ongoing management of acute surgical or traumatic pain is important after the adult patient is discharged from hospital.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits of using opioids to treat acute pain following discharge from hospital.
  • Know the professional requirements that affect the use of opioids in managing acute pain in the community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognise when acute pain is following an abnormal course and what interventions might be needed.

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