A FREE six-module course from the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM), Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). Specialist pain management clinicians will help you more effectively manage all types and levels of pain for those under your care.
Essential e-learning dedicated to building additional confidence in pain management practice and prescribing
The course will show you how to accurately diagnose and assess pain presentations, then effectively create individual treatment plans – minimising risks that hospitalise an increasing number of Australians who have been prescribed opioids. You will also learn about recent Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) opioid regulatory reforms.
With interactive case studies, doctor/patient videos and learning assessments, this self-paced specialist pain management course provides:
• An introduction to a ‘whole person’ approach when diagnosing pain, together with important psychological factors when treating those under primary care.
• A comprehensive understanding of a sociopsychobiomedical model of patient care, along with skills for initiating effective pain management strategies and treatment plans.
• Clinically-responsible prescribing techniques for patients who present with conditions that are sometimes unresponsive to non-opioid analgesics.
• Effective, and alternative non-pharmacological therapies and the optimisation of non- opioid medicines.
• Risk-assessment tools that will assist in recognizing complex pain management needs critical for use prior to commencing opioid therapy
Those successfully completing this course may apply for CPD credit points. Modules include:
- Making an effective pain diagnosis: a whole person approach
- The impact and management of psychological factors in pain
- A whole person approach to chronic pain
- Opioids in pain management
- Pharmacology of pain medicine
- High-dose problematic opioid use
This course is free for Australian residents only.
Prescribing with confidence. Delivering better pain management solutions.