Oxygen Administration

Oxygen Administration

Duration: 2–4 hours

Oxygen therapy is the administration of oxygen as a medical intervention, which can be for a variety of purposes in both chronic and acute patient care. Normal air is composed of 20.95% oxygen by volume. It is essential for cell metabolism, and in turn, tissue oxygenation is essential for all normal physiological functions.

Blood and tissue that is saturated in oxygen can be helpful, or damaging, depending on the circumstances. Therefore, it is imperative to have the proper training on how and when to administer oxygen in a pre-hospital setting.

Oxygen is widely used in emergency medicine, both in hospital and by emergency medical services, or those giving advanced first aid. In the pre-hospital environment, high flow oxygen is definitively indicated for use in resuscitation, major trauma, anaphylaxis, major hemorrhage, shock, active convulsions and hypothermia.

This 2-4 hour oxygen administration course is designed to foster and develop a professional, willing and co-operative attitude towards safe use of this life saving tool.

Oxygen Administration course teaches how to operate various oxygen devices as well as to respond and treat respiratory emergencies.

Again, the course is for those who are required to use oxygen in the workplace including lifeguards, emergency medical services (EMS) professionals, etc.

 

Oxygen Administration Course

 
Instructor

Red Cross Oxygen Administration Instructor, Emergency Care Instructor, Advanced Emergency Care Instructor, or Emergency Care Instructor Trainer

 

Prerequisite

CPR Level HCP

 

Completion

100% attendance, skills demonstration, and 80% min. passing grade on written exam

 

Certification

3-year certification in Oxygen Administration

 

 Re-certification

Not permitted under federal regulations

 

 Course Content
  1. Breathing devices and suction
  2. Resuscitation masks
  3. Bag-valve-masks (BVM) adult, child, and baby
  4. Supplemental oxygen
  5. Delivery devices

 

Recommendation:

We highly recommend this course for Medical office assistants, Personal support workers, paramedical staff or any person related with health care industry. It gives you a benefit for one of the bed side and emergency procedures.

 

Take-Home Materials

Oxygen administration manual

Certification card and optional wall certificate  (or as required by legislation)