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Modules of the Better Pain Management Program (Faculty of Pain Medicine- Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists)

In partnership with Osteopathy Australia and the Pain Management Clinical Practice Group (CPG) Leadership Committee, the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FoPM) is pleased to offer all members an exclusive 10% discount on each individual module purchased from the faculty's "Better Pain Management Program" (BPM).  The 12 module program is one of Australia's most reputed online courses in pain management for allied health professionals. 

Module 1: Making an effective pain diagnosis: a whole person approach

Understand the importance of a whole person approach to pain assessment, including pathophysiological pathways and the complexities underlying pain experiences. To purchase Module 1, click here

Module 2: The impact and management of psychological factors in pain

Recognise patients at risk of long term distress and disability. Develop a management plan for psychosocial comorbidities in chronic pain. To purchase Module 2, click here

Module 3: A whole person approach to chronic pain

Comprehensively assess and manage complex pain presentations. Educate patients about multidisciplinary pain management. To purchase Module 3, click here

Module 4: Identification and management of neuropathic pain in the primary care setting

Use systematic assessment to diagnose neuropathic pain and distinguish nociceptive pain from neuropathic pain. Develop a treatment plan to address common comorbidities. To purchase Module 4, click here

Module 5: Identification and management of low back pain in the primary care setting

Develop an evidence based approach to assessing low back pain and use of practical, effective and time-efficient strategies. Understand why a multimodal over unimodal approach is more effective for low back pain. To purchase Module 5, click here

Module 6: Opioids in pain management 

Initiate and monitor opioid therapy appropriately in patients with non-malignant chronic pain. Understand how to use the opioid risk tool to identify risk of problematic opioid use. To purchase Module 6, click here

Module 7: Pharmacology of pain medicine

Develop an understanding of analgesic medications and mechanisms present in chronic pain to drive rational prescribing. To purchase Module 7, click here

Module 8: Non-joint musculoskeletal pain

Explore less understood causes of chronic musculoskeletal pain. To purchase Module 8, click here

Module 9: Post-discharge acute pain management

Learn about current evidence and best practice in the management of post-surgical acute pain in the community. To purchase Module 9, click here

Module 10: Understanding pain related procedures

Commonly performed procedures for pain reduction explained in detail. To purchase Module 10, click here

Module 11: High dose problematic opioid use

Understand the influences that drive high opioid use in vulnerable patients. To purchase Module 11, click here

Module 12: Pain in children

Appreciate the differences between pain in adults and acute and chronic pain in children to improve your practice. To purchase Module 12, click here

Note: all individual module purchases must be initiated from this Osteopathy Australia webpage by clicking the above links for the 10% discount to apply. The discount will not apply if you directly purchase the modules from the FoPM website. If you wish to purchase more than one module simultaneously, return to this page following your initial purchase to initiate your next individual module purchase.  

If you wish to bulk buy modules:

BPM The Essentials of Pain Management (Modules 1-6) includes a 20% discount

BPM Extended Practice in Pain Management (Modules 7-12) includes a 20% discount

BPM Complete Program (Modules 1-12) includes a 30% discount. 

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