The Royal Australian College of General Practice in conjunction with the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Bupa Health Foundation has launched an online training program. The training covers acute to persistent pain and better equips GPs and other primary healthcare practitioners to manage the millions of Australians currently suffering with persistent pain. Read more
APMA strongly welcomes the recent position paper and guidance offered by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) to its members. As a fellow founding member of Painaustralia and line with the National Pain Strategy, the APA has called on state and federal governments to do more for people living with pain, seeking better funding for existing pain services and more funding to establish new ones. Read more
APMA offers a range of pain self-management education seminars to the health, community and insurance sectors. Pain self-management presentations are also available for people with pain and carers. APMA facilitators have developed the training merging health and education expertise. The training is interactive and designed to increase knowledge and problem solving skills in order to motivate people with pain and improve confidence to utilise self-management techniques. It is founded on the premise that pain self-management is necessary to improve functional outcomes for people suffering with persistent pain.
Elements of Pain is a website delivering an online course in pain medicine. Run by specialists focused on changing the way pain education is delivered and making studying for the pain fellowship exams easy. Online lectures on demand: Study from the convenience of home, work, hospital or on the go. Watch on your iPad, tablet, notebook or desktop PC. Pain Education Wiki: Previous exams, model answers, topical subjects and possible future questions.
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A new evidence based, RCNA endorsed, DVD medication training for nurses involved in persistent (chronic) pain management – earning up to 8 CNE points - is now available.
MedRN has produced a DVD education series for nurses which link the pain management training within the context of the National Pain Straategy. Joyce McSwan, the author, is an accredited Consultant Pharmacist who specialises in medication reviews in residential aged care facilities and medication training for nurses.
While it is nursing home focused, all carers of loved ones in pain are also nurses in their own right. They too can gain a lot from understanding pain medication and how to make it work for their needs. "If people can be educated and have knowledge in optimising drug therapy, they can be empowered to improve with positive efforts".
You can find out more about the MedRN Management of Chronic Pain training package here.
The Royal Australian College of General Practice in conjunction with the Faculty of Pain Medicine and the Bupa Health Foundation has launched an online training program. The training covers acute to persistent pain and better equips GPs and other primary healthcare practitioners to manage the millions of Australians currently suffering with persistent pain. Click here for more information
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Sheffield is mostly famous for producing stainless steel. In the 21st century it can also be proud of its innovative back pain website which has the endorsement of the Sheffield NHS. This website is easy to navigate with information for health professionals, patients and employers. It could become a weekly website tool for health professionals with patients exhibiting back pain. All resources are visually reinforced with short videos. Health professional resources include:
The website navigates from the bottom of the page. The patient resources give advice on which activities to modify, reduce anxiety and return to health. Pete Moore's Pain Toolkit (with delightful cartoons) is a quick & simple resource to give consumers some tips to guide them back to better health. http://www.sheffieldbackpain.com/
Managing Persistent Pain in Adolescents, a handbook for therapists, Roslyn Rogers, 2008. Radcliffe. Roslyn, an occupational therapist has spent many years working with adolescents in a multidisciplinary pain management clinic in Melbourne. She has kindly allowed us to reproduce the Appendix to the book for this website. The following strategies cover: sleep, breathing, relaxation, managing pain behaviour, helpful thoughts, learning to focus, mindfulness meditation, how to record practice and templates for record practice. Read more
Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia (DASSA) have put together a comprehensive package of insomnia resources for GPs. The Insomnia Management Kit is designed to be a clinical tool to assist with the assessment and treatment of sleep problems. The accompanying chart illustrates the chain of steps from assessment through to management options and the Kit also contains a number of brochures which patients can take home to read. Read more
Australian Pain Society
Faculty of Pain Medicine
NPS (National Prescribing Service)
Neuro Orthopaedic Institute