Department of Health

E-learning educational resources

Pain in Older People, Learning ModulesExternal Link , Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program (approximately 1 hour to complete the three sections)

Online education program for NSQHS standardsExternal Link , Health Service accreditation in Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services

Audio-visual educational resources

Understanding pain and what to do about it in less than 5 minutesExternal Link , Hunter Medical Local video


Pain Australia Website & Fact SheetsExternal Link

National Pain StrategyExternal Link

Acute pain management measurement toolkitExternal Link 2007, The Victorian Quality Council

The Australian Pain Society 2005, Pain in residential aged care facilities – management strategiesExternal Link : These guidelines are written for use in residential care but have a great deal of useful information for managing pain in any setting.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine 2005, Managing acute pain: a guide for patientsExternal Link , Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council.

British Pain Society and British Geriatric Society 2007, Guidance on: The assessment of pain in older peopleExternal Link , British Pain Society and British Geriatric Society,

Royal College of Physicians, British Geriatrics Society, British Pain Society 2007, The assessment of pain in older people: national guidelinesExternal Link , Concise guidance to good practice series, No. 8, RCP, London. Includes algorithm of the assessment of pain in older people.

Reviewed 05 October 2015


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