Wising up on pain management

The PainWISE Pharmacy Professional Service online program is now available to equip pharmacists with the tools required to educate patients about their pain experience.

This comes as a result of Arrotex partnering with PainWISE to launch this new feature.

Research shows that one in five Australians will suffer chronic pain in their lifetime and up to 80 per cent of people with chronic pain reportedly miss out on treatment.

This makes the necessity of pharmacists being to provide the most relevant and up-to-date advice on pain management.

Joyce McSwan, Clinical Pharmacist, Pain Educator and Managing Director of PainWISE, says the PainWISE online program provides the pharmacist with the latest information in pain management, relevant to their scope of practice, and provides them with clinical knowledge to put their learnings into practice.

“From being able to make better product selection that is personalised to their patient’s type of pain, to monitoring the safe use of analgesics, to discussing other adjunctive evidence-based alternatives with patients, this program builds value to their existing pharmacy services,” says Ms McSwan.

The new online platform is a self-paced learning program with bite-size modules that are easy for pharmacists to fit into their busy schedules.

Pharmacists simply enquire and register online and once registration is approved, the pharmacist can commence their learning modules.

At completion, participants will achieve up to 10 CPD points.

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