The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) has developed and released their Procedures in Pain Medicine Clinical Care Standard document.
The document has been developed to articulate what is considered to be the appropriate and safe use of procedures in the practice of pain medicine. It seeks to reduce unwarranted variation that contributes to poorer outcomes and resource utilisation, while allowing the appropriate variability in practice required to match variations in individual patient needs.
Stakeholder and public consultation processes were conducted before finalisation of the document for use by FPM ANZCA, its fellows and trainees.
The Procedures in Pain Medicine Clinical Care Standard is available on the ANZCA website here.