Neuropathic pain: a roadmap for diagnosis and management
Improve patient outcomes by using a stepwise approach to diagnosing neuropathic pain, and discover emerging evidence for first-line medicines.
Due to the low prevalence of neuropathic pain, this Clinical e-Audit requires data to be submitted for only FIVE (5) patients.About
Because pain presentations can be complex, diagnosis and management of neuropathic pain can be challenging. This Clinical e-Audit will guide you to:
- review your approach to diagnosing neuropathic pain in light of the recently published grading system and updated neuropathic pain definition
- identify strategies to maximise treatment benefit and tolerability
- consider emerging evidence for first-line medicines when recommending treatment
- access tools and information that may be helpful to your patients.
Our Clinical e-Audits are free quality improvement activities that help GPs review their current prescribing practice for patients with certain conditions, compared with current best practice guidelines.
- completing electronic data collection for 5 patients
- submitting de-identified data securely online
- reflecting on immediate patient-specific feedback to assist implementation of changes to practice
- reviewing individual and peer feedback results, based on achievement of best practice clinical indicators
- recording progress of individual patients automatically identified for review
- reflecting on improvements in your practice.
Participation in this activity will help you:
- recognise the importance of combining targeted history and physical examination in the diagnosis of neuropathic pain, to exclude other causes of pain
- implement a stepwise approach to pharmacological management of neuropathic pain and consider key patient factors to individualise treatment
- identify strategies to improve tolerability and adherence to neuropathic pain medicines
- develop a pain management plan, incorporating realistic treatment goals, with patients.
- have access to a summary of best practice recommendations
- receive practical advice to provide to your patients
- create an individualised management plan for each patient
- receive immediate feedback and be able to compare your results with those of your peers.