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Opioid management course
professionalsModular e-learning course for all professionals engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain.
by specialistsLearn from world leaders in pain medicine education and standards.
easy to useOptimised for desktop and mobile devices. Each module designed to be completed in one hour.
Be part of the solutionOnly one in five chronic pain sufferers get best-practice care.
Ready to help provide safer pain management options for one in five Australians currently living in pain?
This 6-module course designed by specialist pain management clinicians will help you more effectively manage all types and levels of pain for those under your care.
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.
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.
Module 1: Making an effective pain diagnosis: a whole person approach
Module 2:The impact and management of psychological factors in pain
Module 3: A whole person approach to chronic pain
Module 6: Opioids in pain management
Module 7: Pharmacology of pain medicine
Module 11: High-dose problematic opioid use