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Your monthly digest of professional document developments.

Under development/review ​

  • PS41 Guideline on acute pain management (under review)
  • PS45 Statement on patients' rights to pain management and associated responsibilities (under review)
  • ANZCA and FPM Position statement on off-label use of medicines (under review)
  • ANZCA and ANZAAG Anaphylaxis management guidelines (under review)
  • Joint RANZCOG/ANZCA Position statement on the provision of obstetric anaesthesia and analgesia services (under review)
  • PS01(PM): Statement regarding the use of opioid analgesics in patients with chronic non-cancer pain (Background paper)
  • (PM) Guideline on return to practice for specialist pain medicine physicians (under development)
  • (PM) The responsibility of specialist pain medicine physicians for overall opioid management in patients with chronic non-cancer pain who have an intrathecal opioid delivery device in situ (under development)

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Last updated 16:21 12.10.2021