Primary Care - Medication Management

Medication Management

Managing opioids
This website describes the clinical evidence supporting use of opioids in palliative care.

Prescribing tips—How to start an opioid

This website provides clinical support for commencing opioids in palliative care.

Opioid conversion guidelines
eviQ—Cancer Treatments Online

This website provides clinical guidelines for opioid conversion. This website requires users to register to access information.

Opioid Dose Equivalence (290kb pdf)
Faculty of Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)

This document provides calculation of oral morphine equivalent daily dose (oMEDD).

Guidelines for the handling of palliative care medicines in community services (1.2MB pdf)

These guidelines, developed by NPS as a part of the caring@home project, provide a consensus-based approach to handling of palliative care medicines by community services, and consider jurisdictional legislative requirements, policies and guidelines across all Australian states and territories.

Page updated 13 May 2022