• Audio
  • RRR

30 minutes

Prehospital care practitioners

Analgesia - a podcast for paramedics - Archived [?]

Analgesia - a podcast for paramedics

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Understand why providing analgesia is important
  • Describe the physiological response to pain
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of key routes of administration of analgesic drugs
  • List the benefits and risks involved in the use of common analgesic drugs.

This module is based on paramedic practice

This module forms part of a pre-hospital care programme that has been developed for paramedics and other first response practitioners, and is based on paramedic practice.

Written by:

Denis Tingay

Consultant Editor:

 Professor Ian Greaves, Sir Keith Porter

Last updated

22 Aug 2012

Release date

22 Aug 2012


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
Austrian Academy of Physicians 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning modules have been certified for DFT Punkte. DFT Punkte are accepted in Austria
Bhutan Medical and Health Council 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Bhutan Medical and Health Council has formally accredited all BMJ Learning online modules for continuous professional development. Bhutan Medical and Health Council will accept the CME credit provided by BMJ Learning to any registered members of Bhutan Medical and Health Council for renewal of their registration.
Dubai Health Authority 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours BMJ Learning is approved as a CME resource by the Dubai Health Authority (accreditation number 0013/18)
Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization 0.5 credits, 0:30 hours Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) of the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait is the authority responsible for organising all aspects of postgraduate training of medical practitioners and other health professionals in Kuwait. Users within Kuwait can claim 30 minutes or 0.5 credit per half an hour of learning completed.
Oman Medical Specialty Board 0.5 credits The Oman Medical Specialty Board accredits this module for 0.5 credit points under Category II
Royal Australasian College of Physicians 0:30 hours The RACP does not accredit CPD activities, but MyCPD Program guidelines state that fellows can claim a maximum of 50 credits per year for online learning under 'Category 6 - Other Learning Activities'.
The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa 3 credits The Colleges of Medicine of South Africa has accredited this BMJ Learning module (accreditation number: MDB014/254/06/2010)
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners 1 credit, 1:00 hour RNZCGP endorses the British Medical Journal online CME programmes