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PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management

PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to administer analgesics to provide pain management as part of a medically supervised first responder organisation. Personnel from emergency services, volunteer organisations or organisations that provide a medically supervised first aid service often require this unit.

It includes identifying the need for analgesia; accessing, preparing and administering restricted pain relief such as aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol, methoxyflurane (commonly referred to as the “green whistle”) and Entonox to medically endorsed protocols; performing casualty handovers and completing analgesic use requirements including a Drug Register.

      Provider of Training and Assessment

      This course “Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training RTO 90909” by Safe Act Pty Ltd
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      Important information prior to enrolment

      Unit(s) Being Delivered
      The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909;

      Course Location

      This course will be delivered

      Entry Requirments

      An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

      • Hold the pre-requisite unit HLTAD011 Provide First Aid
      • Physical capability to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills
      • Online study options: students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices with access to the internet to complete the online studies.
      Course Duration
      • Face to Face – 5 hours (minimum) – full face to face course.
      • Blended delivery – N/A.
      • Online delivery with face to face – 45 minutes.
      • Refresher training – 4 hours (minimum) – full face to face course.
      Course Fees and Payments
      • Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees.
      • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.
      • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.
      Assessment Requirements

      Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

      Certificate Renewal Requirements

      This certificate does not require renewal

      Learning Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including Complaints

      Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

      Work Placement Arrangements

      No work placement will be required as part of this course.

      Assessment Activities

      Practical scenarios: 

      • two (2) pain management and handover to paramedics ( aspirin, paracetamol or Ibuprofen option and a methoxyflurane or Entonox option)


      • Drug register log
      • First aid incident report form

      Theory assessment  A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

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      Safe Act Pty Ltd delivers this nationally recognised training in partnership with, and under the auspices of, Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

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      PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management

      PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management Supersedes and is equivalent to PUAEME005A – Provide pain management.

      Penthrox Methoxyflurane or often referred to as the green whistle, is an analgesic or pain-relieving device used by medical practitioners, the defence forces, ambulance paramedics, sports clubs and surf lifesavers, first responders and medics to administer emergency pain relief. It is popular in remote first aid locations like mine sites and the mining sector as a simple, non-addictive and easy to administer pain management option. Making it an excellent choice for situations where a fast-acting and uncomplicated method of pain relief is required.

      PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management course will allow you to develop skills and knowledge and most importantly, confidence, to administer restricted analgesic 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.

      PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management requires instruction and practical training. This is especially true where it relates to storing, accessing, preparing and administering restricted analgesic drugs. As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs before being confronted with an actual real-life situation.

      Licensing requirements for the storage and administration of drugs may apply depending on organisation, type of drug, state/territory, etc.

      Administration of Penthrox (Methoxyflurane)


      Penthrox, chemically known as Methoxyflurane, has emerged as a significant player in the field of pain management, especially in emergency medicine. This inhalational analgesic, renowned for its rapid action and ease of use, offers a viable alternative to traditional pain relief methods.

      What is Penthrox?

      Penthrox is a fluorinated hydrocarbon compound used primarily as an inhalational analgesic. It’s particularly noted for its efficacy in acute pain scenarios, offering quick relief with minimal preparation.

      Indications and Usage

      The primary indication for Penthrox is the management of acute pain in emergency settings. It’s especially useful in trauma cases, providing rapid pain relief for patients suffering from injuries that do not require immediate surgical intervention.

      Mechanism of Action

      Methoxyflurane, the active ingredient in Penthrox, works by depressing the central nervous system, leading to analgesic effects. This action is achieved through its influence on the GABA receptor, a key mediator in pain signaling pathways.

      Dosage and Administration

      Penthrox is administered via inhalation using a specially designed, self-administered inhaler. The standard practice involves allowing the patient to self-administer the analgesic under supervision, ensuring controlled and safe usage. The dosing is typically titrated based on the patient’s response and pain level.

      Safety and Contraindications

      While Penthrox is generally safe, it’s contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to methoxyflurane or other halogenated anesthetics. It should also be used cautiously in patients with pre-existing renal or liver impairment due to its metabolism in these organs.

      Clinical Efficacy

      Numerous studies have validated the efficacy of Penthrox in rapid pain relief. Its advantage lies in the speed of onset, ease of administration, and the ability to be used in pre-hospital settings, making it a preferred option in emergency care.

      Comparisons with Other Analgesics

      Compared to opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Penthrox offers a unique combination of rapid action and patient-controlled analgesia. This reduces the risk of overdose and improves patient compliance.

      Regulatory Status

      Penthrox has been widely accepted and is used in emergency settings. Its regulatory approval varies, and it is essential to adhere to the specific guidelines issued by healthcare authorities.

      Practical Considerations

      Healthcare providers should be trained in the correct administration of Penthrox. Its storage and handling also require attention, ensuring it is readily available in emergency scenarios without compromising safety.

      Patient Education

      Patients should be informed about the method of inhalation, possible side effects, and the importance of following instructions during self-administration. Educating patients enhances the safety and effectiveness of the treatment.

      Recent Developments

      Ongoing research into the broader applications of Penthrox and its long-term safety profile continues to shape its role in pain management.


      Penthrox represents a significant advancement in the management of acute pain, particularly in emergency and pre-hospital settings. Its unique properties, ease of use, and rapid action make it an invaluable tool in modern clinical practice. As Safe Act, PUAEME008 Provide Pain Management provide training in Pain Management