Essential Notes in Pain Medicine provides a comprehensive review of pain medicine for clinical practice and postgraduate exam preparation. Mapped to the syllabus for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA)this resource ensures readers have all the information needed in one place.
The PMG Toolkit 2nd Edition is a resource for aged care facilities to implement the book Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Management Strategies 2nd Edition (Pain in RACF2). Printable Resources are also included below, such as fact sheets, posters, handouts, assessment scales, plans, and checklists. The toolkit is published by the National Ageing Research Institute and the Australian Pain Society.
With a focus on practical acute pain management in adults in the hospital setting, this book provides health professionals with simple and practical information to help them manage patients with acute pain safely and effectively. Combines evidence-based information with practical guidelines and protocols Covers the pharmacology of opioids, local anaesthetics, and non-opioid and adjuvant analgesic agents Discusses management of acute pain in both surgical and nonsurgical acute pain settings including in patients with spinal cord or burns injuries and selected medical illnesses Includes evidence-based information about management of acute pain in some specific patient groups , including the older patient, opioid-tolerant patients, and those with addiction disorders, pregnant or lactating patients and patients with obstructive sleep apnoea or who have renal or hepatic impairment Considers the role of acute pain management in the context of the current opioid epidemic and identifies possible strategies to minimise the risks. This resource will be helpful to a variety of professionals in assessing and managing acute pain.
This edition of Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities is designed as a “one stop shop” with easy-to-use information and resources at the fingertips of the residential aged care facility workforce. It is relevant for personal care assistants, registered nurses, general practitioners, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians, occupational therapists, pharmacists and other allied health professionals to identify, assess and manage pain by addressing various pain management strategies. The 2nd edition of this landmark document is authored and reviewed by expert multidisciplinary stakeholders. It includes revised and expanded content, including two new chapters Pain at the End of Life and Pain and Nutrition. It also aligns with the new Australian Aged Care Quality Standards effective from 01 July 2019. The document aims to provide contemporary research and expanded clinical practice insights and knowledge that should be utilised to inform clinical practice for the management of pain in residential aged care facilities.
The 2020 edition of the internationally-renowned Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence is now available. This is the fifth edition of the book, which we update every five years. It covers a wide range of clinical topics, combining a review of the best available evidence for acute pain management.
The Drug Compendium should be referred to in conjunction with the following policy, guidelines and standards: June 2021
- The NSW Health Policy Nursing and Midwifery Management of Drug and Alcohol Use in the Delivery of Health Care PD2020_032
- The NSW Health Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal Clinical Practice Guidelines
- The NSW Health Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use During Pregnancy, Birth and the Postnatal Period
- The NSW Health Policy Take Home Naloxone PD2020_027
- The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) Nursing and Midwifery Board: Standards for Practice
This series explores how healthcare use in Australia varies depending on where people live. It investigates reasons for variation that may be unwarranted, and provides specific achievable actions to reduce unwarranted variation.
The electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC) is an Australasian initiative that aims to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people who experience chronic pain. For more information about ePPOC, refer to the website.
Pain resources via an online radio show produced by Pain Concern, a UK registered Charity.
APS website aggregating Indigenous resources.