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Codeine rescheduling: Principles of pain management

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Online Module
Online Learning Module

Online Learning Module


Codeine rescheduling: Principles of pain management

The PSA and the Guild have developed a suite of online modules to assist you and your team to prepare for the rescheduling of combination codeine containing medicines on 1 February 2018. This module examines the practical considerations of pain management and the role of the pharmacist in managing pain as part of the multidisciplinary team.
CPD credits

Accreditation number: CONL1725A

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

  • Learning objectives
    After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:
    • Recognise the features of a pain assessment
    • Recognise the limitations of treatment in pharmacy for pain
    • Recall the role of pain scores
    • Identify yellow flag psychological symptoms
    • Identify the emotional, physiological and psychosocial needs of people experiencing chronic pain
    • Describe a multi-disciplinary team approach to pain management, and the opportunities for pharmacists within that team.
  • 2016 Competencies
    Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.3, 1.3.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.2.
  • 2010 Competencies
    Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.1.2, 1.2.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.3.
This module has been developed as a collaboration between PSA and the Guild.
The PSA and the Guild gratefully acknowledges the Australian Government for providing funding for these training and support materials.

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This item is listed in the following categories: • Public CPD


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