Advancing pain medicine: Improving patient care.

Faculty of Pain Medicine

The Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists is the professional organisation for specialist pain medicine physicians (fellows) and specialist pain medicine physicians in training (trainees).

We are responsible for the training, examination and specialist accreditation of specialist pain medicine physicians and for the standards of clinical practice for pain medicine in Australia and New Zealand. Formed in 1998, we were the first multidisciplinary medical academy in the world to be devoted to education and training in pain medicine. 

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Better Pain Management

Better Pain Management is a professional, high quality online education program developed by the Faculty of Pain Medicine. The twelve online education modules have been designed for specialist and general medical practitioners, medical students, nurses and sllied health practitioners engaged in the cate of patients with persitent pain.

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Opioid calculator

Developed by our fellows, and designed for specialist and general medical practitioners; medical students; nurses; and allied health practitioners engaged in the care of patients with persistent pain, this calculator is an essential clinical tool simplifying the calculation of equianalgesia expressed as total oral morphine equivalent daily dose (oMEDD).

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Consider a career in pain medicine

We offer a two-five year pain medicine training program as an add-on specialist degree. This means that doctors wishing to enter the field usually will have already attained (or be training towards) a specialist qualification in one of the participating specialties, namely anaesthesia, medicine, surgery, psychiatry or rehabilitation medicine.

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A multifaceted approach to
managing pain: Patient information

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