James talks to Dr Jane Standen about the diagnosis and management of neuropathic pain.
Summary Writer: Claudia Hurwitz
Script Writer: Dan Carayannis
Editor: Jane Standen
Interviewee: Jane Standen
Jane is s Consultant Anaesthetist and interventional Pain Specialist. She studied medicine at the University of Sydney and trained in anaesthesia at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney. Subspecialty training in pain management was undertaken at the Michael J Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital.
Jane has expertise in the treatment of both early onset and persistent pain. She specialises in minimally invasive procedures, aiming to reduce pain and enhance quality of life. She practices with an empathetic manner and takes an evidence-based approach.
Jane is an honorary tutor with the University of Sydney Masters in Pain Management and is actively involved in pain management education at the Mater Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital. She regularly conducts GP educational sessions.
She is appointed at Norwest Private Hospital, the Sydney Adventist Hospital, the Mater Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital.
With Dr Jane Standen, Consultant Anaesthetist and Interventional Pain Specialist, Sydney, Australia
Neuropathic pain refers to pain in association with a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory nervous system.
You’re covering the ward after hours and you receive a call to review a 65-year-old male with foot pain. He has presented with Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), an angiogram shows arterial narrowing. He is on a heparin infusion and has been charted targin and endone, which is providing inadequate pain relief.
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