Pelvic Pain Report (Pelvic Pain Steering Committee, 2011)
This report written by the Pelvic Pain Steering Committee and endorsed by the Faculty of Pain Medicine and Painaustralia, is an Australian initiative to address human and fiscal burdens associated with conditions causing pelvic pain. It provides solutions to improve women’s health services and outcomes. The intended audiences for the Pelvic Pain Report are state and federal governments, funders, clinicians, consumers, allied health care professionals, researchers and research funders. The report can be viewed here.
Realising the Health Benefits of Work (AFOEM, 2010)
The Australian Faculty of Occupational and Enviromental Medicine (AFOEM) recently released a position statement outlining some 0f the key evidence regarding the health benefits of work. The statement can be viewed here.
Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (3rd edition) 2010
Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (3rd Edition 2010) Edited by Pamela E Macintyre, David A Scott, Stephan A Schug, Eric J Visser, Suellen M Walker.
This world leading document, endorsed by the NHMRC, IASP, and many national and international bodies, provides the scientific evidence for the practice of acute pain management. To facilitate navigation, page, bookmark and search options have been included.
This document gives access to the most up-to-date science and practice on acute pain management. Of equal importance there is much new information about effective management of acute pain as a preventive strategy to reduce the risk of progression from acute to chronic pain.
Hard copies of this publication have been circulated to all ANZCA and FPM Fellows and trainees.
This publication is now out of print, with a new edition to be released in 2015. Please refer to the above link to obtain an online version of this publication
Managing Acute Pain - A Guide for Patients (2005)
This booklet talks about acute pain and why pain should be managed properly. It aims to help you, your family and carers understand why pain control is important and how to play an active role in choosing options for treating your pain.
This booklet was derived from the document Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence (Second Edition), which was developed by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Pain Medicine. This document aims to help health professionals work with patients to manage acute pain effectively and safely.
Hard copies can be purchased (in multiples of 50) using the order form
Pain Medicine journal online
Pain Medicine is now available to all ANZCA and faculty members online via the library journal list. Pain Medicine is a multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to the pain clinician, teacher and researcher. It is the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine and of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. The journal is devoted to the advancement of pain management, education and research.
Log-in to the ANZCA website with your College ID and password and view the library online journal list.
National Prescribing Service (NPS) Acute Postoperative Pain (APOP) toolkit
The NPS quality improvement toolkit on Acute Postoperative Pain (APOP) management is now available. The APOP toolkit comprises a downloadable software application (audit tool) and educational resources. The APOP toolkit will assist anaesthetic, surgical and nursing staff in postoperative units and acute pain service teams to conduct reviews of patient care in the area of acute postoperative pain. The audit tool measures pain assessment and sedation scores, postoperative analgesic use and safety of prescribing and administration, patient perspectives on effective pain management and adverse effects and discharge management.
Access the free toolkit click here.
Access Economics report - The high price of pain: The economic impact of persistent pain in Australia
To view this report click here.
Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine Methadone Survey Report
The Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine recently circulated a survey which was designed to assess the level of interest in participating in a workshop on the use of methadone in pain management.
Download Methadone Survey Report
The Faculty of Pain Medicine has produced a Career Guide: An Introduction to Pain Medicine as a guide to those wishing to enter this new and challenging specialty.
Pain Oriented Physical Examination (POPE) DVD
The POPE DVD is an interactive presentation on the physical examination of the pain patient, to address the "Why?" as well as the "How?" and incorporate discussion on the interpretation of findings, guided by recent advances in the neurobiology of nociception.
This DVD runs for 50 minutes and can also be viewed online.
To purchase a copy of the POPE DVD, please complete and return the order form.