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PUAEME005A Provide Pain Management

Information about this unit:

This unit covers the competency required to administer restricted analgesics as a part of a medically supervised first responder organisation.State/territory licensing procedures for the storage and administration of drugs apply to this unit.

The application of this unit in the workplace covers the administration of restricted pain relief such as analgesics and aspirin, according to a medically endorsed protocol.

Target audience:

The unit is typically relevant for personnel from emergency services and/or volunteer organisations or organisations that provide a medically supervised first aid service.


  • HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support  or
  • HLTFA311A Apply first aid  (or equivalent)   **copy must be provided at time of enrolment

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for: 

  • PUAEME005A Provide pain management

Course duration:

  • Full course: 5 hours face-to-face training

Pre course study options: 

There is no pre course study required for this course.

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All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.

PUAEME005A Provide pain management - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

Required skills:

  •  communicate with casualty to provide comfort and instruction in use of analgesic drugs as required
  • complete written logs 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

Required knowledge:

  • contraindications and precautions for the use of analgesic drugs
  • organisational permits for the use of restricted analgesic drugs
  • organisational protocols and standard operating procedures covering the storage and administration of restricted drugs
  • relevant legislation covering the storage and administration of restricted drugs
  • safety procedures for the operation of pressurised gases as relevant to available analgesics
  • state/territory regulatory requirements for the currency of skills and knowledge


PUAEME005A Provide pain management - How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

  • Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
  • Simulated Emergency Scenarios

PUAEME005A Provide pain management - Where can I access a copy of the training package?

 You can access the training package here

Is there any latex in the manikins?

Resuscitation manikins are latex free.