National Prescribing Curriculum

Analgesia for low back pain

Provide care for Maria, a patient at your general practice who asks for help to manage her acute low back pain.

  • Cost: free

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About

The National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) is a series of interactive case-based modules that encourage confident and rational prescribing. The modules follow a stepwise approach as outlined in the WHO's Guide to Good Prescribing.

In this module you will provide care for Maria, a patient at your general practice who asks for help to manage her acute low back pain.

 

Learning objectives

On completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • identify therapeutic goals in managing low back pain
  • establish non-pharmacological treatment modalities used to manage low back pain
  • use a step-wise approach to managing low back pain with medicines
  • discuss common adverse effects of medicines used for the management of low back pain
  • identify contraindications and drug interactions for medicines used for the treatment of low back pain.
 

Resources

Prescribing Competencies Framework
The Prescribing Competencies Framework describes the competencies that health professionals require to prescribe medicines judiciously, appropriately, safely and effectively in the Australian healthcare system