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Pain medicine training: Overview

This guide has been designed for practitioners 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).

What to expect from the guide

The guide has been structured into several sections (or tabs).

The first section (tab) is sub-divided into the 9 FPM Essential Topic Areas (ETAs):

Module 1: Mechanisms in the biomedical dimension of pain, and on being a scholar

Module 2: Acute pain, and on being a manager/leader

Module 3: Spinal pain, and on being a scholar

Module 4: Problematic substance use, and on being a professional

Module 5: Visceral pain, and on being a collaborator

Module 6: Pain related to cancer, and on being a scholar

Module 7: Headache and orofacial pain, and on being a health advocate

Module 8: Complex regional pain syndrome(s), and on being a communicator

Module 9: Chronic widespread pain, and on being a communicator

These modules can also be accessed via the dropdown underneath the main Essential Topic Areas heading.

Note: Resources located in Learn@ANZCA will require that you your first register before accessing.

The second section is comprised of three additional categories (or tabs):

Roles in practice

Books & e-books

Other resources - websites, podcasts, videos, etc

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