Administration of Oxygen Therapy
This training enables users to administer oxygen safely and effectively, for casualties with breathing difficulties. Delegates will learn how and when to administer oxygen to a casualty and the safety concerns with carrying, storing and administering it.
This course is suitable for qualified First Aiders, Emergency First Aiders, dental practitioners and dental care professionals, nurses, healthcare professionals and others working in an environment where oxygen is available for casualty welfare.
Includes: use of equipment during training. Price includes VAT.
- Assessment Method: Written and practical
- Course Duration: 1 Day
- Candidate Ratio: 1:12
- Revalidation Period:This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.
- Certification: Paper/PDF copy of Certificate
At the end of the course, learners will be able to:
- Explain benefits of oxygen therapy
- Identify indications for the use of oxygen
- Explain contraindications prohibiting use of oxygen
- Explain dangers of using compressed gas
Outline health and safety rules for the:
- Handling of oxygen
- Carry out operational checks in preparation for use of oxygen therapy equipment
- Identify when oxygen therapy is required
Administer oxygen using the required flow rate for the following oxygen delivery devices:
- Non re-breather mask
- Bag, valve and mask
- Administer oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working
- Candidates need to be physically fit and free from any disability or medical condition that may prevent them from working safely.
- A minimum of 16 years of age.
- A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested prior to attendance