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.
The unit is applicable for personnel from emergency services, volunteer organisations or organisations that provide a medically supervised first aid service. Licensing requirements for the storage and administration of drugs may apply.
- Emergency responders
- Many more
You must hold either HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support or HLTAID003 – Provide first aid to complete this course.
National Course Code
PUAEME005 Provide pain management
This Provide pain management course is delivered as a 5 hour face to face training course, plus breaks.
If your organisation is interested in a private / in-house booking to have this course delivered to a group of staff, please contact our head office to discuss booking options. The delivery can be programmed to fit in with your staff and company schedule, at your venue or ours.
It is important to note that the PUAEME competency standards do require a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. The physical requirements include:
- Getting down to the ground and back up
- Lifting and moving life saving equipment around to demonstrate skills
- Scenario based activities where a student simulates the role of a first responder.
All students must be able to demonstrate an accurate verbal report which would be given to emergency services and workplace supervisor.
Language, Literacy & Numeracy requirements
This course combines plain English, videos, photos, and questioning to ensure all learners are able to have the best possible chance at comprehending the required knowledge and developing first skills that will be needed in an emergency. If you believe you will need assistance due to your Language, Literacy or Numeracy skills, please contact our head office before enrolling to discuss your training needs.
All students must bring ID with them to the training course. Photo ID is the minimum requirement (e.g. Drivers Licence, Passport or similar).
Assessment Outcomes: Competent or Not Competent
For any learner who is unable to satisfactorily complete all assessment tasks, the assessor will attempt to make reasonable adjustments to the methods of assessment. If the learner is deemed not competent, they will need to re-sit the training course and additional fees will apply.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Students choosing to undertake RPL will need to be sent an RPL guide for their course.
In order to be eligible for RPL, the student must demonstrate currency in that particular subject. I.e. a student cannot submit evidence from 5 years prior and request it be applied directly to their new competency. They must show how they have since applied those skills and that they are current.
Once assessed in all areas of the course and competency demonstrated, learners will be issued a Statement of Attainment for PUAEME005 Provide pain management.
This Unit of Competency is Nationally Recognised Training from Health Training Package and it is recommended that it is updated yearly.