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Procedures in pain medicine: Clinician resources

This page contains information and resources related to the Procedures in Pain Medicine Clinical Care Standard.

Guidelines and standards

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has published the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, which provide a nationally consistent statement of the level of care consumers can expect from health service organisations.





The Australian Open Disclosure Framework provides a nationally consistent basis for open disclosure in Australian health care.

Radiation standards



Radiation certification by jurisdictions

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is committed to setting, promoting and continuously improving standards of practice for clinical radiology, encompassing diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology, for the betterment of the people of Australia and New Zealand.



FPM fellows and trainees who operate radiographic imaging equipment are expected to be aware of relevant standards and to hold the required radiation safety license for the jurisdiction(s) in which they practise (listed alphabetically).

FPM/ANZCA professional documents

FPM fellows and trainees are expected to be familiar with and guided by FPM and ANZCA professional documents. The following are relevant to the planning, conduct or documentation of procedures, and procedural sedation or anaesthesia:

ANZCA & FPM resources


Preparing patients for a procedure

ANZCA and FPM resources


External resources

Equipment and facilities

Follow up of a procedure

ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.

ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.