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Pain medicine: OVERVIEW

This guide has been designed for medical specialists interested in Pain medicine to locate relevant resources on this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.

Spotlight: National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management

June 17, 2019: Australia's peak pain organisations for health professionals welcome national pain management plan

2019 Global year against pain in the most vulnerable

This 2019 Global year against pain in the most vulnerable focuses on the following vulnerable populations:

  • Pain in older persons (including pain in dementia)
  • Pain in infants and young children
  • Pain in individuals with cognitive impairments (non dementia-related) or psychiatric disorders
  • Pain in survivors of torture

WebsiteVisit the IASP website to find out more, including publications, resources, and ways to participate in Global Year events on pain.

Spotlight: Opioids and Pain (Oxford Medicine Online)

Since the opioid crisis was announced in the USA, Oxford Medicine has been creating a series of content pieces to inform the public about the medicinal impact of opioids. Now, with the crisis as widespread as ever and sparking debate internationally, they have collated resources in order to provide detailed, authoritative, and varied information about opioid use from a medical perspective.

WebsiteExplore this content collection here.

Spotlight

ArticlesMatsuda M, Huh Y, Ji R-R. Roles of inflammation, neurogenic inflammation, and neuroinflammation in pain. Journal of Anesthesia. 2019;33(1):131-139.

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ANZCA Educators Program

The ANZCA Educators Program is designed to equip clinicians involved in ANZCA and FPM training with the skills and knowledge to facilitate learning in their daily role. 

FPM Better Pain Management program

The FPM Better Pain Management program consists of six online education modules that have been designed for specialist and general medical practitioners, medical students, nurses and allied health practitioners engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain. 

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