APS launches 2nd ed. of Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Management Strategies
Painaustralia CEO, Carol Bennett, at the launch with stakeholders
Painaustralia was pleased to support the launch of the 2nd edition of Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Management Strategies, a publication by the Australian Pain Society that will help Australia’s aged care workforce to identify, assess and manage pain felt by people in their care.
At the launch of the revised publication at Parliament House, Minister Ken Wyatt noted that in “working with organisations like the Australian Pain Society, the Government is building a system that gives senior Australians better quality of care, better access to care and more choices for longer, better lives.”
Fiona Hodson, President of the Australian Pain Society and co-author, said the second edition – the first update since the 2005 original – was more user friendly and now included new supporting resources. The Department of Health is assisting with promotion of the new pain resource and is also considering a funding request to support its distribution and update the Pain Management Guidelines Kit for Aged Care.
For more information on the resource, please click here.