OXYGEN THERAPY ADMINISTRATION

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.

DURATION

This is a classroom-based course of 6 contact hours. Dependent on the learner’s experience, there may well be some pre-course or postour-cse reading.

NUMBERS

A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.

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.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Explain benefits of oxygen therapy
  • Identify indicators for the use of oxygen
  • Explain contraindications prohibiting use of oxygen
  • Explain dangers of using compressed gas
  • Outline health and 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