This Course explores evidence-based guidelines for pain management and includes information on acute, chronic and post-surgical pharmacological pain relief using a multidisciplinary approach.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the pharmacology of analgesics in order to facilitate safe and effective pain relief for patients
- Apply current knowledge of non-opioid analgesics for the safe administration of these medicines
- Choose an appropriate opioid analgesic based on your assessment to facilitate best practice pain management
- Use knowledge about alternative therapies for pain management to guide patients in their pain management plan
The presenter and all members of the planning team have disclosed that they have no relevant financial commercial relationships to products or devices related to the content of this educational activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medication have been used. Courses include expert peer reviews of the content where applicable.
- Video Recording Completed: 11/06/2015
- Video Recording Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Course First Published: 16/11/2017
- Course Reviewed: January 2018
- Course Republished: 22/01/2018
- Course Expiry Date: 22/01/2019
- Corrections / changes made: 16/01/2018
- Text added to reflect updates to available Buprenorphine strengths
- Text added to reflect updated scheduling and prescribing for Codeine products as of 1 February 2018
- Reference list updated
This CPD/CNE activity will expire on 22/01/2019 after which CPD/CNE hours will not be valid.
Jenny Gowan, a practising pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne and a clinical associate of RMIT University. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory version 5, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) and the writing group for the RACGP ‘Medical Care of older persons in RACF’ (Silver book). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training, and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a Community Health Centre. She has published over 400 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year.