Pain Management (EMT)

Organization: Emergency Services Education

Created by: Shane Driver NRP, FP-C, CCEMTP


"Pain and agitation are common causes of suffering and are commonly encountered by EMS. There is a gap between the need for patient analgesia and the willingness of EMS personnel to provide it." - ACEP Out Out-of-Hospital Use of Analgesia and Sedation.  [Ann Emerg Med. 2016;67:305-306.]


ADPH / OEMST 17-R1-0376, 18-R1-9100

0.5 CME Hours EMT

1.0 Hours AEMT

1.25 Hours NRP


  • Conduct pain assessments appropriately by patient's age
  • Critique clinical protocols for pain management
  • Discuss non-pharmacological and pharmacological pain management options
  • Determine the differences between acute and chronic pain management
  • Analyze the value of QA/QI, medical direction involvement, and documentation of pain management
  • Outline monitoring and documentation techniques during various phases of pain management
  • Critique the position paper published by the National Association of EMS Physicians regarding Prehospital Pain Management

Download Sample Pain Management Sample.pdf ~ (528.33 kb)

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