Oxygen Therapy

This half day course is suitable for nurses and support staff working with people who require medical oxygen in various formats.


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.

Course Contents

  • Why might a person require oxygen therapy?
  • Oxygen as a prescribed medication
  • The dangers of medical oxygen
  • Health and safety considerations (inc. fire)
  • Variable or fixed flow devices (including nasal cannula, masks and venturi valves)
  • Comfort, dignity and respect in the fitting of devices
  • Person centred care
  • Monitoring oxygen levels in line with care and support plans
  • Problem solving

Course Outcome

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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