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PUAEME005 Provide pain management

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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, PUAEME005 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, mines rescue response organisation.


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
  • SES
  • Rural Fire Services
  • Mines rescue
  • Volunteer Organisations
  • EMT or Medic rescue
  • Remote first aid locations


that provide 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 Governments 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. eg 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 PUAEME005 Provide pain management online course is recognised nationally as the standard requirement for pain management training in Australia.


Is Your CPR Course a Nationally Recognised Qualification?


International Paramedic College’s fully accredited PUAEME005A Provide pain management course covers the appropriate knowledge and competency required to administer restricted analgesics (paracetamol and Methoxyflurane) 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


  • Basic numeracy and literacy skills are needed to attend this course.
  • Access to a computer with internet, as well as basic computer skills is required for completion of this unit.
  • If you have ANY special needs (eg, language/literacy/numeracy difficulties/ physical disabilities etc) that you think may impact on your ability to complete this training please let us know prior to enrolling.
  • Participants MUST research the legalities relating to the carrying and use of methoxyflurane in their own state /territory


Learning Objectives


  • Identify need for analgesia
  • Contraindications and precautions for use of analgesic drug 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 and prepare analgesic
  • 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 of methoxyflurane
  • use of methoxyflurane
  • contraindications of the use of methoxyflurane
  • safe use of methoxyflurane
  • patient handover
  • documentation of the use of methoxyflurane


Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines are used as the standard on which our training programs are based.


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 prior to starting the assessments. Full information about the assessment requirements and course content is available here.

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.

Course Prerequisites

Students attending the PUAEME005A Provide pain management course must hold a current statement of attainment in either; HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support OR HLTAID003 Provide first aid. Students must also be at least 18 years of age at the time of attendance. (Copy of current certificate to be provided at time of enrolment)

Certificate Validity

The PUAEME005A Provide pain management certificate is valid for 1 year or as required by Legislation, Local or organisational Medical Standards.

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 own 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. Please note the requirements under physical activity below.

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

Entry Requirements

HLTAID003 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 PUAEME005 Provide pain management. The certification is valid for one (1) year from date of issue.

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

Unique Student Identifier Number (USI)

From 1 January 2015 anyone undertaking 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 need to do so prior to attending training with us. To apply or to check if you already have a USI number is a very quick and painless online process at the Australian Government website . Follow the prompts as a student.  Click here to apply on-line 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 an 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.

Course Duration

3 Hours, Face-to-Face

Course Fees


$79.00 ($68 students)

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