Provide pain management
First Aid and Fire's accredited PUAEME005 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 apply to this unit.
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
Perform casualty handover
Complete analgesic use requirements
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
Students attending the PUAEME005 Provide pain management course must hold a current statement of attainment in either; HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support, HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support, HLTAID003 Provide first aid or HLTAID011 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 enrollment)
Face to Face:
The face to face training is 4-5 hours and covers both theory and practical aspects of the course requirements.
Students are required to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the course commencement or will be refused entry.
There is a short multiple choice quiz at the end of the training covering the course theory learnt that day.
Students will also be assessed on practical skills as a requirement to pass the course. .
The PUAEME005 Provide pain management certificate is valid for 1 year or as required by Legislation, Local or Organisational Medical Standards.