The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions which include a range of topics are covered including:
At the end of the course, learners will be able to:
- Explain the benefits of oxygen therapy
- Identify indications for the use of oxygen
- Explain contraindications prohibiting the use of oxygen
- Explain the 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-rebreather mask
- Bag, valve and mask
- Administer oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working
The course is suitable for qualified first aiders and those with a medical background with first aid or medical training.
If you do not hold a first aid qualification, take a look at our range of First Aid Courses or contact us to discuss to arrange a program of training.
The course is facilitated through group and class discussion to involve all candidates and to ensure all candidates are grasping the board topics ready for the assessment.
There will be practical sessions to ensure candidates hold relevant first aid knowledge and to introduce the new skills of oxygen administration.
Candidates can wear clothing that they feel comfortable to support their learning while taking part in group discussions and practical sessions with other candidates. Candidates should be aware they will be practising placing one another in the recovery position and practising resuscitation. We, therefore, recommend flat shoes, trousers and to be cautious of baggy low tops.
The course includes an Oxygen Therapy Administration handbook produced by Instructuk Resources Ltd to support the course.
There is no post-course learning for this course.
You can arrange a program of support from Dewi Development Ltd for your staff. This can include ongoing coaching or debrief sessions should one of your employees need to use their skills.
The course includes a range of assessment methods including interactive group discussion and practical sessions which are monitored by the tutor. The course finishes with a written multi-choice and open question paper at the end of the course.
Successful candidates will be issued with an Ofqual regulated Level 3 Oxygen Therapy Administration by the awarding body First Aid Awards.
The qualification lasts for three years and can be renewed by resitting the qualification.
It is recommended to complete Continual Professional Development on a yearly basis to maintain practical skills and keep information at the forefront.
We can deliver the training at your venue which has a suitable training room or we can support you in arranging a suitable external venue. Training at your venue can save you costs but at the same time risk your staff being distracted by day to day concerns that arise, which may not be suitable as they approach the assessment.
Locations will require:
- Room big enough to sit 16 candidates to sit in a horseshoe
- Tables for group work and assessment at the end of the session
- Floor space to practise their first aid skills
- Projector and screen with computer connection, however, we can provide a projector with laptop
The course will have three planned breaks, including lunch. No refreshments are included when delivered at one of your venues, but tea and coffee will be included when delivered at a venue arranged by ourselves.
The role of a first aider includes the ability to respond to demanding situations. If there are concerns about whether an individual is physically fit enough, an individual assessment should be carried out to identify if the individual can effectively carry out the role. In keeping with a first aid role, the course involves various practical sessions, where candidates will need to get down to the floor to practise their first aid skills. This will include practising recovery position and demonstrating effective resuscitation for a minimum amount of time. If you have any concerns about carrying out these activities, you should get in touch before booking the course.
If candidates have any physical or learning needs for the group work or for the assessment, this should be notified as part of the booking.
If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.