The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists have developed a brochure entitled “Managing Acute Pain – A guide for Patients”, which is available on their website. It is very comprehensive, and is be particularly useful for patients to read prior to undergoing surgery.

Managing Acute Pain – A Guide for Patients

 

For the more scientifically minded, ANZCA have also published the Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence, an excellent evidence-based explanation about the rationale for managing acute pain.

 

Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence