New document on procedures

We have developed a clinical care standard to articulate what is considered to be the appropriate and safe use of procedures in the practice of pain medicine.
The board has approved, for publication and feedback PM11 Procedures in Pain Medicine Clinical Care Standard, a clinical care standard relating to procedures in pain medicine for use by FPM fellows and trainees (PILOT until April 2020). This represents the first major deliverable of the Procedures in Pain Medicine Project, a key initiative of the faculty’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan.

The document development group have been guided by the format of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQH) Clinical Care Standards program, whereby 10 quality statements have been developed to describe the clinical care patients that should be offered by FPM fellows and trainees.

Read the new document here.

Other streams of work currently underway as part of the Procedures in Pain Medicine Project include evolution of the procedural component of the pain medicine training program, and development of a post-fellowship strategy for endorsement in pain medicine procedures.

For further information or to provide feedback, please contact the faculty via email.
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