This course is aimed at anyone who requires a course in oxygen for first aid. The certificate is valid for 3 years and a recommended annual refresher. This course covers the basics of how to deliver oxygen in first aid emergencies. Oxygen within first aid by trained rescuers can provide an effective way of saving a life or just promoting recovery. On this course, you will learn the basics of how to assemble, use and disassemble an oxygen kit. Oxygen is a simple skill but there are safety concerns, and these are also covered in full on the course.
Added to the course also is the use of bag valve masks (BVM) to deliver breaths without direct mouth contact as well as being able to deliver the breaths using 100% oxygen. To meet the latest guidelines, pulse oximetry is also covered in the course.
All our first aid courses fully meet the UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015 as per the HSE requirements.
LO1. Explain the ABCDE approach to patient care.
LO2. Understand the hazards and risks associated with caring for a patient and the correct personal protective equipment required.
LO3. Explain basic life support in adults, children and infants.
LO4. Explain when Oxygen is used, the hazards of using Oxygen and the contraindications of oxygen use.
LO5. Explain what Hypoxia is and how it can be controlled and monitored.
LO6. Explain how to check oxygen saturation using a pulse oximeter.
LO7. Explain how to store and transport Oxygen cylinders safely.
LO8. Explain the difference between PIN index and standard oxygen cylinders with combined regulators.
LO9. Understand how long an oxygen cylinder will last.
LO10. Understand when suction is used in basic life support.
LO11. Explain the different types of an oxygen mask and how they deliver oxygen to the patient.
LO12. Explain how to use a bag valve mask (BVM) in basic life support.
LO13. Understand special considerations when giving Oxygen to patients with Anaphylaxis and CPOD.
This course comes with 3.0 hrs (5.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 2 hours and 13 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.
The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.
“The instructional videos are well-paced and very easy to follow. These courses are great value and of benefit to beginners or trained First Aiders looking to re-cap.”
“Easy to understand, easy to follow, great on-line training course.”