THE AUSTRALIAN PAIN SOCIETY

  • E: Contact us
  • T: +61 (2) 9016 4343
  • F: +61 (2) 9954 0666

Postal Address

APS Secretariat

c/- DC Conferences Pty Ltd

PO Box 637

North Sydney

NSW 2059 Australia

Head Office

Secretariat Office

Suite 103, Level 1

3 West Street

North Sydney

NSW 2060 Australia

Corporate Members

 

Pain Interest Group - Nursing Issues

PIG-NI (NSW)PIGNI Logo

An informal sub-group of the Australian Pain Society.

Membership of this group is open to all members of the Australian Pain Society with an interest in nursing issues.

PIG-NI membership fees are charged by each group and are separate from APS subscriptions. Please contact your local PIG-NI to determine your memebrship status.

Chairperson
Each state has their own group and Chairperson as follows:

State Contact Details
ACT

Joy Burdack
Pain Management and Medication Safety Officer
Calvary Health Care, ACT
Cnr Belconnen Way & Hayden Drive
Bruce ACT 2617
PO Box 254
Jamison Centre ACT 2614
Tel: 02 6201 6854 Fax: 02 6201 6949
Email: joy.burdack@calvary-act.com.au

NSW

Chairperson
Bernadette Bugeja
Department of Pain Management
Prince of Wales Hospital
Barker Street
Randwick NSW 2031
Tel: 02 9382 2876 Fax: 02 9382 2870
Email: Bernadette.Bugeja@health.nsw.gov.au

Secretary
Kate Lancaster
Acute Pain Management, Parenteral Nutrition and Vascular Access
St Vincent's Hospital
390 Victoria Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Tel: 02 8382 2153, Acute Pain & TPN page 6154, Vascular Access page 6222
Email: Kate.Lancaster@svha.org.au

Mail List and Treasurer
Sonia Markocic
Acute Pain Service
Level 2, Lawson House
Wollongong Hospital
Loftus Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Tel: 02 4253 4426 Via switch: 02 4222 5000 pager: 185
Fax: 02 4253 4630
Email: Sonia.Markocic@health.nsw.gov.au

NT

Marg Lyon
Acute Pain Service Royal Darwin Hospital
Department of Anaesthesia
Tel: 08 8922 8490
Email: margaret.lyon@nt.gov.au

QLD
Focus on Pain Group

Melanie Proper
Acute Pain Management Service
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital
Tel: 07 3646 5454
Email: focusonpaingroup@gmail.com

SA

Julie Lanzendorfer
Clilnical Service Coordinator
Pain Management Unit
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Tel: 08 8222 5163
Email: Julie.Lanzendorfer@health.sa.gov.au

TAS

Sue Kube
Acute Pain Service
Royal Hobart Hospital
Hobart TAS
Tel: 03 6166 7471
Email: sue.kube@ths.tas.gov.au

VIC
GATE Victorian Pain Management Interest Group

Megan Yeomans
Clinical Nurse Consultant
Pain Service
Austin Health VIC
Tel: 03 9496 3485 pager 1109/2384
Email: Megan.Yeomans@austin.org.au

WA

Denise Fairclough
Sir Charles Gardner Hospital
Nedlands WA 6009
Tel:08 9346 3807
Email: Denise.Fairclough@health.wa.gov.au

Trish Clarke
Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital
Email: Trish.Clarke@health.wa.gov.au

Julie Hodgson
Royal Perth Hospital
Email: Julie.Hodgson@health.wa.gov.au

Derin Librizzi
Fiona Stanley Hospital
Email: Derin.Librizzi@health.wa.gov.au

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide an educational forum for members and promote principles and practice of excellent pain management in acute, chronic and cancer related pain.
  • To facilitate networking of health professionals interested in nursing issues in pain management.
  • To stimulate and promote clinical research in pain management and encourage members to present their findings at the annual scientific meeting of the Australian Pain Society (APS).
  • To promote PIG-NI seminars or half day refresher courses at the APS meetings or at other times as requested by the membership.
  • To retain a close liaison and sharing of ideas between the general APS and the said subcommittee.
  • To distribute to the membership news items and information via a newsletter.

Membership

$50 pa renewable each October  Apply online
Existing PIG-NI members may renew their membership by logging into the PIG-NI membership website
Official Publication (s)
Newsletter published in most states (in NSW it is published bi-monthly). Download a SAMPLE Newsletter

State Forms

Policies, Standards, Competencies
There are a number of policies and standards that have been formulated by members of the group. These are available for download.

State Details Link
NSW Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Observation Chart, August 2012 Download
NSW Continuous Epidural Infusion or PCEA Observation Chart, March 2012 Download
NSW Ketamine Infusion Observation Chart, November 2012 Download
NSW Neuraxial Opioid Single Dose Observation Chart, November 2012 Download
     

Education

State Reference/Details Link
NSW Education Package - PCA Observation Chart, December 2012 Download
NSW Education Package - Neuraxial Opioid Single Dose Observation Chart, December 2012 Download
NSW Education Package - Ketamine Infusion Observation Chart, December 2012 Download
NSW PIG-NI Annual Conference Brochure
NSW Register for PIG-NI Annual Conference Register

PIG-NI events are also listed on the main Calendar of Events

PIG-NI Scholarships

  • Rural Scholarship Application to attend PIG-NI Conference. Closing date:

Other Awards/Scholarships

  • ACNP award for Quality Use of Medicines in Pain Management to attend the ACNP Conference. Closed.

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save