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Pain medicine hub : Overview

This hub has been designed for pain medicine fellows, trainees, and any medical professionals interested in resources for keeping up-to-date with current research in the area of pain medicine, including those resources available through the ANZCA library.

Acute pain

 The Acute pain guide contains resources designed for specialist pain medicine physicians treating acute pain. 


The Acute Pain Special Interest Group (SIG) is one of 17 SIGs jointly managed by ANZCA, the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA) through the Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) partnership. More information about the SIG, including its members and how to join, is available on the ANZCA website. 

Cancer pain

The Cancer pain guide has been designed for pain specialists interested in the area of pain management in people with cancer, and provides a compilation of resources relevant to this topic.

Conceptual basis of pain medicine

The Conceptual basis of pain medicine guide contains resources intended to support and assist those entering the FPM pain medicine training program to gain the essential knowledge required. They are not intended to be exclusive, rather to stimulate interest and encourage learning. 

Neuromodulation

The Neuromodulation guide has been designed for specialist pain medicine physicians interested in neuromodulation, to locate relevant resources on this topic. Related resources (e.g. neurology, neurosurgery, neuroanaesthesia, medical ethics, and atlases related to understanding the brain and pain medicine) are included.

Paediatric pain

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

Pain medicine essentials

The Pain medicine essentials guide has been designed for medical specialists interested in pain medicine to locate relevant resources on this topic.

Procedures in pain medicine

The Procedures in pain medicine guide is intended to support understanding of the Procedures in Pain Medicine Clinical Care Standard, by linking to resources mentioned in the document as well as promote relevant resources on similar topic areas, which are available through the ANZCA Library and external links.

Apps & multimedia

Tools that can be used for "on-the-run" learning, presentations and assignments.


The FPM Better Pain Management program has been designed for specialist and general medical practitioners, medical students, nurses and allied health practitioners engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain. It consists of twelve online education modules each designed to be completed in one hour.

Better Pain Management

 

Pain medicine training & exams

The pain medicine training program comprises a minimum of two years' clinical experience directly related to pain medicine, which allows specialists and those completing a specialty training program to become a specialist pain medicine physician.


A large number of online resources are available to support pain medicine trainees:

Research

The Research support hub brings together the various resources provided by the ANZCA library to support research.


The Research support toolkit (RSTK) is a primer for emerging investigators and research co-ordinators who would like to know more and support materials for both new and established researchers.


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