This page contains educational resources that are related to the topic of Pain medicine.
IASP's global themes focus on a special aspect of pain and aim to increase awareness within the pain community and beyond. This year's theme aims to increase awareness of pain knowledge and how it can benefit those living with pain. IASP will provide fact sheets and webinars, news and publications, and workshops and events at World Congress to help lead to improved patient outcomes.
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) is one of the largest subspecialty medical societies in anaesthesiology and pain medicine with more than 5,000 members in 66 countries on 6 continents.
The resource center contains a number of regional anesthesia and pain medicine-related resources.
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) "is the foundation for the identification of health trends and statistics globally, and the international standard for reporting diseases and health conditions. It is the diagnostic classification standard for all clinical and research purposes".
See more information here from the World Health Organization.
"A version of ICD-11 was released on 18 June 2018 to allow Member States to prepare for implementation, including translating ICD into their national languages. ICD-11 will be submitted to the 144th Executive Board Meeting in January 2019 and the Seventy-second World Health Assembly in May 2019 and, following endorsement, Member States will start reporting using ICD-11 on 1 January 2022."
World Health Organization. Classifications: ICD-11 is here! [Internet]. 2019. From: https://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/. Accessed 17 July 2019.
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.
Explore this content collection here.
Pain+ (Premium LiteratUre Services)provides access to current, high-quality evidence from health care research, to support evidence-based clinical decisions.
PAIN+ is a continuously updated, unique resource which allows you to see what other clinicians are reading and to search citations (from over 120 premier clinical journals) that are pre-rated for evidence quality by research staff.
How you can use it:
Videos on this topic, as referenced below, are sourced from the online version of the book Physical Diagnosis of Pain 4th edition. Click the link to the book to explore this topic further.
17 May 2021: Australia's peak pain organisations for health professionals welcome national pain management plan
Pain PLUS (Premium LiteratUre Service)provides access to current, high-quality evidence from health care researchto support evidence-based clinical decisions.
PAIN+ is a continuously updated, unique resource that allows you to see what other clinicians are reading, and to search citations(from over 120 premier clinical journals) that are pre-rated for evidence quality by research staff.
How you can use it:
Safety Practices for Interventional Pain Procedures
These safety practices have been developed by the Spine Intervention Society (SIS)to highlight the important elements in the safe performance of interventional pain procedures. They suggest that adherence to these practices will help decrease the risk of preventable complications.
Visit the Safety Practices for Interventional Pain Procedures pageon the SIS website for access to the free modules.
For additional information about the indications and technical aspects that yield improved treatment outcomes, there are many resources available through the SIS website, please note many of these are paid access resources.
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