Resources for Opioid Stewardship Implementation (ROSI)

Resources for Opioid Stewardship Implementation (ROSI) is a multidisciplinary toolkit to help navigate opioid stewardship. It aims to provide healthcare facilities with practical, user-friendly information and resources to help facilities begin to implement an opioid stewardship program.

Pain and perception: A closer look at why we hurt

The objectives of Pain and Perception are to garner interest, normalise pain, foster curiosity in another approach to pain - a great first stop. It is a stand-alone book, a great conversation starter for all ages and an eye-catching and interesting gift or coffee table read. Explain Pain seeks to provide foundational knowledge on modern views of how pain actually works within us. It covers biological mechanisms, the biology of what changes when pain persists and the implications of that for people with persistent pain. Explain pain explores rehabilitation principles and dedicates many pages to persisting pain.

Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard

This complete version of the Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard describes what each quality statement means for patients and their families, clinicians, and health service organisations, and provides indicators for local monitoring. It includes information about using clinical care standards, and the background and evidence sources for this standard.

Essential Notes in Pain Medicine

Essential Notes in Pain Medicine provides a comprehensive review of pain medicine for clinical practice and postgraduate exam preparation. Mapped to the syllabus for the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA) this resource ensures readers have all the information needed in one place.

Pain Management Guide (PMG) Toolkit for Aged Care, 2nd Edition

The PMG Toolkit 2nd Edition is a resource for aged care facilities to implement the book Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Management Strategies 2nd Edition (Pain in RACF2). Printable Resources are also included below, such as fact sheets, posters, handouts, assessment scales, plans, and checklists. The toolkit is published by the National Ageing Research Institute and the Australian Pain Society.

Acute Pain Management: A Practical Guide

With a focus on practical acute pain management in adults in the hospital setting, this book provides health professionals with simple and practical information to help them manage patients with acute pain safely and effectively. Combines evidence-based information with practical guidelines and protocols Covers the pharmacology of opioids, local anaesthetics, and non-opioid and adjuvant analgesic agents Discusses management of acute pain in both surgical and nonsurgical acute pain settings including in patients with spinal cord or burns injuries and selected medical illnesses Includes evidence-based information about management of acute pain in some specific patient groups , including the older patient, opioid-tolerant patients, and those with addiction disorders, pregnant or lactating patients and patients with obstructive sleep apnoea or who have renal or hepatic impairment Considers the role of acute pain management in the context of the current opioid epidemic and identifies possible strategies to minimise the risks. This resource will be helpful to a variety of professionals in assessing and managing acute pain.

Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Management Strategies, 2nd Edition

This edition of Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities is designed as a “one stop shop” with easy-to-use information and resources at the fingertips of the residential aged care facility workforce. It is relevant for personal care assistants, registered nurses, general practitioners, physiotherapists, psychologists, dieticians, occupational therapists, pharmacists and other allied health professionals to identify, assess and manage pain by addressing various pain management strategies. The 2nd edition of this landmark document is authored and reviewed by expert multidisciplinary stakeholders. It includes revised and expanded content, including two new chapters Pain at the End of Life and Pain and Nutrition. It also aligns with the new Australian Aged Care Quality Standards effective from 01 July 2019. The document aims to provide contemporary research and expanded clinical practice insights and knowledge that should be utilised to inform clinical practice for the management of pain in residential aged care facilities.


The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation:

This series explores how healthcare use in Australia varies depending on where people live. It investigates reasons for variation that may be unwarranted, and provides specific achievable actions to reduce unwarranted variation.

ePPOC: electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration

The electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC) is an Australasian initiative that aims to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people who experience chronic pain. For more information about ePPOC, refer to the website.

Airing Pain:

Pain resources via an online radio show produced by Pain Concern, a UK registered Charity.

Indigenous Resources:

APS website aggregating Indigenous resources.