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FPM Procedures Endorsement Program curriculum: Overview

The FPM Procedures Endorsement Program curriculum defines the required learning, teaching and assessment of FPM endorsees. This guide contains all references in the curriculum, including those available through the ANZCA library.

Procedures Endorsement Program

In early 2021 the Faculty of Pain Medicine will be launching a pilot procedural pain medicine skills training and endorsement program for practising FPM fellows.

The program will enable us to recognise our fellows' competence in providing safe and high quality care, encompassing the selection, performance and follow-up of procedures within the sociopsychobiomedical paradigm.

The process of endorsement involves fellows demonstrating their competency and adherence to the Procedures in Pain Medicine Clinical Care Standard, which articulates what is considered to be the appropriate and safe use of procedures in the practice of pain medicine. 

General references

Bogduk N (ed.). Practice guidelines for spinal and diagnostic treatment procedures. 2nd ed. San Francisco (CA): International Spine Intervention Society; 2013.

Clements N, Vydra D, McCormick Z, Cushman D, Nagpal A, Akuthota V et al. 2020. Serious complications associated with interventional spine procedures-results of a spine intervention society survey. Pain Med. 2020;21 (3): 651–3. doi:10.1093/pm/pnz135

Furman M, Berkwits L (eds.). Atlas of Image-Guided Spinal Procedures. 2nd ed. Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier; 2018.

Goodman BS, House LM, Vallabhaneni S, Mallempati S, Willey MR, Smith MT. Anticoagulant and antiplatelet management for spinal procedures: a prospective, descriptive study and interpretation of guidelines. Pain Med. 2017; 18(7):1218‐24. doi:10.1093/pm/pnw227

Lennard T, Vivian D, Walkowski S, Singla A. Pain procedures in clinical practice. Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier/Saunders; 2011

Narouze S, Benzon HT, Provenzano D, Buvanendran A, De Andres J, Deer T et al. Interventional Spine and Pain Procedures in Patients on Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Medications (Second Edition): Guidelines From the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the International Neuromodulation Society, the North American Neuromodulation Society, and the World Institute of Pain. Reg Anesth Pain Med.
2018; 43(3):225‐62. doi:10.1097/aap.0000000000000700

Rathmell J. Radiation Safety and Use of Radiographic Contrast Agents in Pain Medicine. In: Benzon H, Rathmell J, Wu C, Turk D, Argoff C, Hurley R (eds.). Practical Management of Pain. 5th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier/Saunders; 2014. p.981-93.

Waldman S. Atlas of interventional pain management. 4th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier/Saunders; 2015.

Find out more

To find out more about the FPM Procedures Endorsement Program visit the college website or email: fpm@anzca.edu.au.

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