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PUAEME008 - 
PROVIDE PAIN

MANAGEMENT
COURSE

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 according to medically endorsed protocols; performing casualty handovers and completing analgesic use requirements.

The unit is applicable for personnel from emergency services, volunteer organisations or organisations that provide a medically supervised first aid service.

PUAEME008 - Provide Pain Management Course Summary

  • accessing and preparing appropriate dosage of analgesic, including checking for contraindications and precautions prior to administering, and identifying appropriate use of analgesic drug for the casualty

  • communicating with casualty to provide comfort and instruction about the analgesic drug

  • completing written logs and documentation according to organisational policies, procedures and requirements

  • complying with organisational policies and procedures, including work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements

  • complying with the relevant legislation and industry standards

  • following medically endorsed protocols

  • following organisational policies and procedures and requirements

  • identifying situations for use of analgesic drugs during first aid

  • monitoring casualty whilst analgesic drug is administered, including assessing vital signs such as level of consciousness, breathing rate, pulse rate, skin colour and temperature

  • reporting casualty condition and analgesic administration during handover

  • requesting ambulance and/or medical assistance

  • safely administering analgesic drug

  • safely securing and disposing analgesic drugs in storage facility according to organisational policies, procedures and requirements.

Onsite Training

  • Training is delivered onsite to meet the needs of your organisation.

  • After hours training sessions are available 

Duration

  • 4 hours face to face

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