General Health Services
The Acute Pain Service (AOS) is Canberra Hospital and Health Services (CHHS) inpatient service for post-operative pain management.
This service is managed by a multidisciplinary team that provide consultant services across the campus covering all inpatient clinical areas.
Studies have shown that if acute pain is not appropriately managed and expeditiously treated, then a small percentage may develop chronic (persistent) pain.
The Chronic Pain Service
Chronic Pain is identified by pain that persists for more than 3 months following its onset and is referred to as chronic or persistent pain.
Chronic Pain affects all aspects of a persons life, and this service aims to reduce the impact through a multidisciplinary approach. Research has shown that this approach is an effective way of assisting patients to manage chronic pain.
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