In Australia, it is estimated that around 1 in 5 adults report current chronic pain. Neuropathic pain in particular can be difficult to treat. It has been reported that patients with neuropathic pain have a tendency to suffer and function more poorly when compared to those with chronic nociceptive pain. Neuropathic pain is also associated with impaired quality of life and is often poorly managed. Neuropathic pain management outcomes often are unsatisfactory, partly because the contribution of neuropathy to pain presenting in primary care may be unrecognised.
Learn to recognize and effectively treat mixed pain presentations in this 3-hour seminar from physicians from Melbourne’s Metro Pain Group and Sydney's Women's Health and Research Institute of Australia, leaders in pain management. Understand the latest conservative and interventional treatment strategies, and the referral processes to give your patients the best chance of recovery.
Assessing a patient with chronic pain to establish if they have any red flag conditions
Outlining the differential diagnosis of chronic neuropathic and nociceptive pain
Evaluating a number of conservative and interventional strategies to manage chronic pain
Implementing a referral process for patients with ongoing pain that require additional investigation and referral to a pain clinic.
The Changing the Way We Think About Pain event is applicable to Allied Health practitioners with an interest in a deeper understanding of their patients pain. It will include presentations followed by a Q&A session.
The seminar will run from 9AM to 12PM. It can be counted as 3 hours CPD and will include an e-certificate of attendance for your CPD records.