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Pain Management




One (1) Day

course overview

This course is for those who work in emergency services as a first responder and are required to administer restricted analgesics to provide pain management.

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to identify the needs 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.

learning outcomes

The course covers the following topics:
• Identifying a casualty’s need for pain relief
• Contraindications and precautions for use of analgesic drugs
• Dosage requirements
• Storage requirements of analgesic drugs
• Procedures for correct drug retrieval
• Medication preparation and completion of documentation
• Casualty consent and instruction
• Medication administration and monitoring processes
• Casualty handover procedures
• Safe disposal processes


Participants must:
• Provide photo I.D on entry
• Unless exempt, provide a verifiable USI number
• Be physically fit and healthy with capacity to perform manual tasks
• Be able to read, write, communicate orally, and understand and interpret complex information and situations
• Interact with others and work under pressure
• Dress appropriately i.e., long sleeve, long pants or overalls, safety boots/closed in shoes, safety glasses

Please ensure you read our Student Handbook for further information on our policies, procedures, terms, and program conditions.

If you are unsure if you require learning support, SDS can provide access to a LLN assessment that identifies if any learning support is needed. Please ensure you inform the training team on registration, if you fail to inform the training team at registration, learning support may not be available on the day of training.

delivery method

This course is delivered over one (1) day and consists of classroom-based theory learning with practical based activities.


HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Pre-requisites are available through SDS, please contact the training team for more information.


$250.00 (No GST applicable)


Assessment includes written and/or multiple-choice knowledge assessment and practical based skills assessments.


On successful completion participants will receive a statement of attainment for:
• PUAEME008 Provide pain management

skills maintenance

To ensure your skills and knowledge are maintained it is critical you undertake regular skills maintenance training. Where there is no licence or legislated expiry the industry standard for skills maintenance is every two (2) years.

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