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This guide has been designed for doctors undertaking pain medicine training program, to assist in locating relevant resources on pain medicine, including those available through the ANZCA library. The FPM Essentials section focuses on the recommended readings for the Essential Topic Areas (ETAs).
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Pain Management for Clinicians: A Guide to Assessment and Treatment by This book focuses on the modern clinical management of acute and chronic pain syndromes. It not only presents information in a clinically illuminating format, but in a manner that is cognizant of the current prescription opioid epidemic.
Divided into seven sections, this book covers acute pain, common pain conditions, regional pain problems, interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment, medical treatments and pain in different stages of life.
Publication Date: 2020
Principles of Neurophysiological Assessment, Mapping, and Monitoring by This book provides foundational knowledge of intraoperative monitoring (IOM) and is written for the range of clinicians who monitor the function of the nervous system during surgery, from new technologists to neurophysiologists and neurosurgeons. Early chapters describe the building blocks of IOM in accessible terms and are followed by practical chapters on monitoring and mapping that show basic and clinical science in action . Anesthesiologists and trainees with an interest in diagnosing and managing pain will appreciate the inclusion of chapters on the electrophysiological assessment of spinal cord pathology and on the treatment of pain. "Principles of Neurophysiological Assessment, Mapping, and Monitoring" is designed for use as a text in academic courses or in corporate training programs. It also provides a concise refresher for experienced clinicians and for physicians, neurophysiologists, and technologists preparing for board exams. "
Publication Date: 2013-12-04
Academic Pain Medicine : A Practical Guide to Rotations, Fellowship, and Beyond by This comprehensive text is the definitive academic pain medicine resource for medical students, residents and fellows. Acting as both an introduction and continued reference for various levels of training, this guide provides practitioners with up-to-date academic standards. In order to comprehensively meet the need for such a contemporary text--treatment options, types of pain management, and variables affecting specific conditions are thoroughly examined across 48 chapters.
Publication Date: 2019-08-09
Ace your medical exams: even when everything is stacked against you by "How often have you put off studying because you've had a long, tiring work shift, or you feel guilty at not spending enough time with your family? For many doctors, finding a study and testing program they can stick to is an almost impossible task. Most regimes ask too much, too often, and are invariably too hard. ACE YOUR MEDICAL EXAMS doesn't ask you to do the impossible. It introduces you to the psychological strategies and techniques designed to cultivate peak performance and personal growth. What good performers in any field have in common is an ability to quickly move past the negative emotion of a failure and learn from the experience.The book bridges the gap between research and practice by clearly illustrating essential concepts with case studies, anecdotes, and examples." -- Back cover.
Publication Date: 2019
Hadzic's Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management: Self-Assessment and Review by Regional anesthesia and acute pain management protocols are rapidly changing. The introduction of ultrasound in international pain management and regional anesthesia has resulted in significant changes in the practice, management, protocols, techniques applications, and their effects on patient safety and efficacy. Hadzic's Textbook of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Self-Assessment and Review is designed to assess understanding of this ever-changing subspecialty.
Publication Date: 2019-09-03
RANZCOG Endometriosis eLearning Module
Many women with endometriosis require the attention of multidisciplinary teams, and especially for those with chronic pelvic pain, the expertise of a Pain Specialist.
The RANZCOG Endometriosis eLearning Module provides comprehensive coverage of endometriosis symptoms, management, and the whole-person patient care pathway. With an estimated 700,000 or more Australians with endometriosis, and delay from onset to diagnosis of 7 to 12 years, this free resource aims to improve time to diagnosis and effective management for better patient outcomes for all Pain Specialists with an interest in women’s health.
RANZCOG Endometriosis eLearning Module
CPD Credit: CPD participants may claim this under Knowledge and skills ‘Learning sessions’ activity at 1 credit per hour.
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FPM Trainee support resources
There are a number of resources available for FPM Trainees in the college's learning management system, Networks. Resources include guideance on how to prepare a clinical case study, pain orientated physical examination (POPE) videos, and fellowship examination reports.
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