Department of Health

Further information - pain

E-learning educational resources

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

Online education program for NSQHS standards, 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 minutes, Hunter Medical Local video


Pain Australia Website & Fact Sheets

National Pain Strategy

Acute pain management measurement toolkit 2007, The Victorian Quality Council

The Australian Pain Society 2005, Pain in residential aged care facilities – management strategies: 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 patients, Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council.

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