Clinicians

Shorter appointment waiting times means faster pain relief for your patients

At Frankston Pain Management your patient will be assessed by a pain medicine specialist and treated by a team of professionals who can provide advanced interventions, tailored to their condition.

Opioid Calculators
Opioid Equivalence Dose Calculators

PPM Opioid Dose Calculator    Go to link  Practical Pain Management
HDV Morphine Equivalent Dose (MED) Calculator    Excel  Health Victoria
FPMANZCA Opioid Dose Equivalence Chart     PDF
FPMANZCA Opioid Calculator    iPhone app       Google Play app 

Safe Opioid Prescribing
Safe Opioid Prescribing
Risk Mitigation

Opioid Treatment Consent and Agreement    PDF  Frankston Pain Management
Opioid Risk Tool    PDF  Lynn Webster, MD
Universal precautions in pain medicine: a rational approach to the treatment of chronic pain.    PDF  Gourlay DL, Heit HA, Almahrezi A. Pain Med. 2005 Mar-Apr;6(2):107-12.

Acute Pain Assessment and Treatment
Acute Pain Assessment and Treatment

Acute Pain Assessment and Opioid Prescribing Protocol    PDF  Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI)
Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence    Go to link  Faculty Pain Medicine, ANZCA
Guidelines on the Management of Postoperative Pain    PDF  American Pain Society
Postoperative Pain Management – Good Clinical Practice    PDF  European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy

Opioids and Chronic Pain
Opioids and Chronic/Persistent Pain

Quick reference recommendations for conduct of an Opioid Trial in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain    PDF  ANZCA, Faculty of Pain Medicine
The Role of Opioids in the Treatment of Chronic Pain    Go to link  National Institutes of Health
Opioid Prescription in Chronic Pain Conditions - Guideline for SA GPs    PDF  Drug & Alcohol Services South Australia
Opioids in Chronic Pain Recommendations    PDF  ANZCA, Faculty of Pain Medicine
Opioid Treatment Consent and Agreement    PDF  Frankston Pain Management

Neuropathic Pain
Neuropathic Pain

Pharmacotherapy for neuropathic pain in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.    Go to link  Finnerup NB et al.  Lancet Neurol. 2015 Feb;14(2):162-73.
Neuropathic Pain Guides    PDF  Australian Pain Society
Guidelines for treatment of Neuropathic Pain (2017)     PDF  Western Australian Therapeutic Advisory Group
Pharmacotherapy for neuropathic pain in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis    PDF  International Association for the Study of Pain

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Pain Oriented Physical Examination

Three Minute Primary Care Low Back Examination (Part I)    Play (4:31)  Institute of Health Economics
Three Minute Primary Care Low Back Examination (Part II)    Play (9:18)  Institute of Health Economics
Three Minute Primary Care Low Back Examination (Part III)    Play (4:59)  Institute of Health Economics
Examination of the Cranial Nerves    Play (7:59)  NeuPSIG (Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group)
Examination of a Patient with Peripheral Neuropathic Pain    Play (17:15)  NeuPSIG (Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group)
Examination of a Patient with Central Neuropathic Pain    Play (21:49)  NeuPSIG (Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group)
Pain-Orientated Sensory Testing (‘POST’) Guidelines    PDF  ANZCA, Faculty of Pain Medicine

Patient Assessment for Pain
Other Resources

Ketamine for chronic pain: risks and benefits    Go to link  Niesters M, Martini C, and Dahan A. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2014 Feb; 77(2): 357–367.
Consensus Guideline for the Management of Postoperative Nausea & Vomiting    PDF  Society for Ambulatory Anesthesiology

Patient Assessment for Pain
Career Opportunity

Frankston Pain Management is seeking a compassionate, enthusiastic doctor to join the multidisciplinary pain management team.  Frankston Pain Management clinicians operate as a collaborative network of providers to deliver comprehensive multidisciplinary care. The individual must be eligible for full registration with the Medical Board of Australia. The successful candidate will hold FFPMANZCA or be a Faculty Pain Medicine PDY trainee. All enquiries will be handled with the strictest confidence.

If you’ve had enough of trying to fight pain on your own, let us help. For all appointments and enquiries contact us on:

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