1-Day Oxygen Therapy Administration

1 Day course (minimum 6 hours)

 

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.

Certification

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.

Numbers

A maximum of 12 students are allowed and must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.

Location

We run our courses at our Fort William training venue or if you have your own premises we can deliver this course at your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling. For individual course places please see our Open Course dates below.

Price

The cost of this one day open course is £80*, which includes the days training, assessment, registration, certification, manual and refreshments throughout the day – this does not include lunch.

*Group prices are available

To book a place on one of our courses please contact us

Syllabus

A range of subjects are covered in:

  • 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: • Use • Storage • 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