Launch of the Low Back Pain Clinical Care Standard

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The first Low Back Pain Clinical Care Standard was launched by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care on 1 September 2022.

The Low Back Pain Clinical Care Standard provides guidance to GPs, ED clinicians and other community-based clinicians on how to actively manage low back pain to reduce disability.

Early appropriate management of people experiencing an acute episode is important to reduce the chance of developing chronic low back pain.

An expert panel discuss key challenges in the early management of low back pain in primary care and the emergency department, with tips for increasing patient-centred care and increasing evidence-based management in these busy environments.

This webcast is relevant to all healthcare professionals involved in the early management of people with low back pain, especially general practitioners, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, emergency physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners.

Hosted by Ms Geraldine Doogue AO, Broadcaster and Commentator, the panellists included:
• Associate Professor Liz Marles – Clinical Director, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and General Practitioner, Hornsby-Brooklyn GP Unit
• Professor Michael Nicholas – Director of Pain Education, Pain Management Research Institute, Kolling Institute of Medical Research
• Professor Peter O’Sullivan – Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Curtin University
• Dr James Edwards – Director, Emergency Department, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Medical Lead, NSW Health Vaccination Centre

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Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.

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