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PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management

100% Online – This unit can be completed 100% online

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Who Should Complete a Pain Management Course?

Penthrox Methoxyflurane or often referred to as the green whistle, is an analgesic or pain-relieving device used by medical practitioners, the defence forces, ambulance paramedics, sports clubs and surf lifesavers, first responders and medics to administer emergency pain relief. It is popular in remote first aid locations like mine sites and the mining sector as a simple, non-addictive and easy to administer pain management option. Making it an excellent choice for situations where a fast-acting and uncomplicated method of pain relief is required.

This unit of competency, PUAEME008 Provide pain management, involves the skills and knowledge required to administer restricted analgesics like the green whistle to provide pain management. As part of a medically supervised first responder, medic, EMT or paramedic, mine’s rescue response organisation.

This unit of competency involves the skills and knowledge required to administer restricted analgesics to provide pain management as part of a medically supervised first responder organisation. It includes identifying the need for analgesia; accessing, preparing and administering restricted pain relief such as analgesics and aspirin according to medically endorsed protocols; performing casualty handovers and completing analgesic use requirements.

This online or workshop training course can be delivered totally online or as part of a face-to-face workshop.

The pain management course includes identifying the need for analgesia; accessing, preparing and administering restricted pain relief such as analgesics and aspirin according to medically endorsed protocols; performing casualty handovers and completing analgesic use requirements.

The unit is applicable for personnel from

Emergency services


Rural Fire Services

Mines rescue

Volunteer Organisations

EMT or Medic rescue

Remote first aid locations Yachts, Mines, Worksites

or anywhere that provides a medically supervised first aid service. Licensing requirements for the storage and administration of drugs may apply.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

International Paramedic College, Australia

We are a local independent training company that provides work cover approved courses and refresher training online and locally. Like the Red Cross, St John Ambulance and Surf Lifesaving, we are fully regulated by The Australian Government’s Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to provide the health, safety and emergency CPR qualifications we deliver.

We can also tailor the training to your specific needs. e.g. dental surgeries, sports trainers, mines rescue, medic and paramedical staff disability support workers, nursing students PEPs etc.

Our regulation is through this national government accreditation body to provide professional courses and accredited qualifications. Whether you are refreshing past CPR training or attempting CPR certification for the first time, our PUAEME008 Provide pain management online course is recognised nationally as the standard requirement for pain management training in Australia.

Is Your Pain Management Course a Nationally Recognised Qualification?

International Paramedic College’s fully accredited PUAEME008 Provide pain management course covers the appropriate knowledge and competency required to administer restricted analgesics to relieve pain. As a part of a medically supervised first responder organisation, as well as the State/territory licensing procedures for the storage and administration of drugs.

Course Requirements

You will require a Methoxyflurane training device. You will be provided with an option to purchase on enrolment, or you may already have out of date stock on hand you could utilise to simulate dosage and administration procedures. You can order on our website here.

A Current First Aid Certificate HLTAID011

Basic numeracy and literacy skills are needed to complete this course.

Access to a computer with the internet, as well as basic computer skills, is required for completion of this unit.

If you have ANY special needs (e.g., language/literacy/numeracy difficulties/ physical disabilities etc) that you think may impact on your ability to complete this training, please let us know before enrolling.

Participants should research the legalities relating to the carrying and use of Methoxyflurane in their state /territory. You can contact the supplier Medical Developments for current information

Learning Objectives

Identify need for analgesia

Contraindications and precautions for use of analgesic drugs are identified and use being appropriate for casualty is confirmed

Communicate with casualty to provide comfort and instruction in use of analgesic drugs as required

Access prepare & administer analgesic

Perform casualty handover

Complete analgesic use requirements

Pain Management

Storage and documentation

Request for an ambulance and/or medical assistance according to relevant circumstances and report casualty condition

Use literacy and numeracy skills as required to read, interpret and apply guidelines and protocols

Assessment of the pain relief requirements of the patient

Identify analgesia options

Preparation and use of Methoxyflurane

Contraindications of the use of Methoxyflurane

Safe use of Methoxyflurane

Patient handover

Documentation of the use of Methoxyflurane


Complete online or on-site, the choice is yours. If on-site training is required, contact us here 

The Assessment Process

We use a range of assessment methods to gather evidence of your knowledge and applied skills for this unit. The assessment methods may include multiple choice questions, short written answers and practical activities. On enrolment in, you will be provided with access to International Paramedic College’s course learning materials; it is expected that you have read and understood the content before starting the assessments. Full information about the assessment requirements and course content is available here.

We will ask you to complete some knowledge base questions online after you have read the learning materials. You will then be required to upload some work place documents about how you use analgesia in your workplace, so we can assess you using as correctly as per your protocols and procedures. If you don’t have a workplace or these documents, we can provide generic examples for you to work from. You will complete two practical demonstrations via video on how to administer analgesia compliant with protocols and procedures.

On enrolment, you will be provided with a login to our student portal to access online assessment tasks. We understand that this may not suit everybody, so this unit may be completed face to face on-site in a workshop for groups.

Course Prerequisites

Student’s attending the PUAEME008 Provide pain management course must hold a current statement of attainment in Provide first aid. (Copy of current certificate to be provided at the time of enrolment)

Student’s must also be at least 18 years of age at the time of attendance.

Certificate Validity

The PUAEME008 Provide pain management certificate is valid for 1 year. Employer organisations recommend annual refresher training.

Certificate Renewal Requirements

This certificate requires to be renewed after 12 months of completion.

Provide pain management

This unit is especially relevant for Occupational First Aid course participants. It is designed to give the skills and knowledge required for the use of Penthrox (green whistle) in pre-hospital care.

Our Paramedical trainers will provide you with the best training available

Participants must ensure they research the legalities of carrying and using this medication in their specific state. Each state has their requirements, and it may not be legal to carry or use this medication as a first-aider in your state. You will produce a portfolio of requirements as part of the assessment tasks in this course.

Reasonable Adjustment – Learning difficulties

Enrolment in this training requires participants to provide details on any learning or physical difficulties which may impact on their training outcomes. This may include any language, literacy, or numeracy issues.

Students may also discuss any special needs with your assessor, who may be able to make any required, reasonable adjustment to the assessments to meet these needs. If there are any physical requirements, they will be noted below.

Please speak with us before enrolment assessment if you have any concerns.

Entry Requirements

If you don’t have a training device or expired stock of the Penthrox Methoxyflurane inhaler. You will need to purchase a Penthrox Methoxyflurane Training Pack prior to assessment, which comes as a single unit pack and is available on our website here.

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid Current certificate

Participants under the age of 18 are required to provide a consent form completed by their legal guardian when they attend training.

Requirements for Completion

You must complete 100% of this training and satisfactorily complete all the competency-based assessment tasks.

Certification and Course Validity

After you successfully complete the online training and assessment activities, you will be issued a Nationally Accredited Statement of Attainment in PUAEME008 Provide pain management. The certification is valid for one (1) year from the date of issue.

Our comprehensive student management system will send you a reminder message about 1 month before your certificate is due to be renewed.

Unique Student Identifier Number (USI)

From 1 January 2015, anyone undertakes nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet applied for a USI, you will have to do so before attending training with us. To apply or to check if you already have a USI number is a quick and painless online process at the Australian Government website Follow the prompts as a student. Click here to apply online or check your USI number.

If you require help in obtaining one, please contact the office. If you are unable or choose not to provide a USI, or have an exemption granted under the Student Identifiers Act 2014, then your training outcome will not be recorded on your USI account and will not be available in future years as part of the authenticated USI transcript service. More information is available about USI numbers on our website here.

Student Services Information and Policies

Our student handbook, refunds, terms, and conditions and our policies on are available in the footer of this website. Students can access these at any time. Information for students is provided in the student handbook.

Skills and Knowledge requirements

The most current details of the course requirements can be found, using the link below.

Course Duration

3 Hours, Face-to-Face Onsite training available for groups or workplaces

or 100% Online

Course Fees


Group pricing available for onsite classes