Penthrox™  – Methoxyflurane | Acute Pain

Use of Inhaled Methoxyflurane (Penthrox™) in the Management of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain Associated with Trauma or Brief Medical Interventions in Adults

This course is part of the Basic and Advanced Life Support Medical Direction programs. For most users, you would not be signing up for this course directly, as it will be included in your program.

Note that enrolment and completion of this or any online course does NOT in and of itself include Medical Direction coverage. This must be contracted through Odyssey Medical or provided by your employer.

Anyone may choose to enrol in our courses for learning purposes, but course enrolment alone does NOT include Medical Direction. For information about our medical direction program, please visit:

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Your Instructor

Ivan Chiu
Ivan Chiu

Ivan is a medical student at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and primary care paramedic with BC Emergency Health Services and 12 Field (Vancouver) Ambulance. He was first introduced to event and mass gathering medicine in 2015, which immediately garnered his interest. In particular, he enjoys the challenge of treating the undifferentiated patient in any given environment and resource setting.

In 2019, Ivan was awarded funding via the UBC Summer Student Research Program to investigate the effects of Penthrox™ in the context of out-of-hospital settings. The Penthrox™ - Methoxyflurane | Acute Pain module is part of this project.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. It remains 'open' as long as you are enrolled in Odyssey's Medical Direction program, or the Medical Direction program of an agency under Odyssey's Medical Direction.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you are working or volunteering under Odyssey Medical or an Affiliate's Medical Direction Program - across any and all devices you own.
What will completing this course allow me to do?
Completion of this course permits you to work to your fully certified scope for using PENTHROX - METHOXYFLURANE | ACUTE PAIN on events and deployments pre-approved by Odyssey Medical and/or an Employer who contracts Medical Direction from Odyssey. It does NOT permit you to work beyond your scope, even if you read about knowledge intended for providers with additional credentials than you. Work within your scope!
If I am not part of Odyssey's Medical Direction program, how do I get involved?
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