Provide pain management

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PUAEME005A, 'Provide pain management'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Provide pain management' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Identify need for analgesia

1.1 Casualty's need for pain relief is identified.

1.2 Available options to relieve casualty's pain are considered.

1.3 Contraindications and precautions for use of analgesic drug are identified and use being appropriate for casualty is confirmed.

1.4 Appropriate dosage for casualty is confirmed.

1.5 Emergency medical aid is requested.

2. Access and prepare analgesic

2.1 Secure storage of analgesic drug is accessed.

2.2 Required documentation is completed.

2.3 Retrieval of correct drug within its expiry date is confirmed.

2.4 Analgesic drug is prepared according to required standards.

3. Administer analgesic

3.1 Purpose of the analgesic drug is explained to casualty.

3.2 Casualty is instructed in the use of the analgesic drug.

3.3 Casualty consent to administer treatment is obtained.

3.4 Analgesic drug is administered according to required standards.

3.5 Casualty is continuously monitored while administering analgesic drug.

4. Perform casualty handover

4.1 Details of incident including analgesic drug administration are communicated to medical personnel.

4.2 Written record of treatment including analgesic drug and dosage is supplied to medical personnel according to required standards.

5. Complete analgesic use requirements

5.1 Unused analgesic drugs are disposed of in accordance with required standards.

5.2 Details of use of drugs are recorded in relevant logs in accordance with required standards.

5.3 Debriefing/evaluation of incident is participated in.

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAEME005A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)