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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, and others working in an environment where oxygen is available for casualty welfare.

What You Will Learn

Learners will develop the skills and confidence to help someone who is in need of oxygen therapy:

  • Benefits of oxygen therapy

  • The lack of oxygen

  • The respiratory system

  • The circulatory system

  • Nervous system input

  • Muscles used in respiration

  • Inspiration

  • Exhalation

  • When oxygen is required

  • Composition of air

  • Dangers of using compressed gas

  • Indications for the use of oxygen

  • Contraindications

  • Use, storage and handling

  • Operational checks

Course Duration

Duration: 1 day

Course numbers: 6-12 students per instructor

Can be delivered in the UK or internationally.

The course duration can be lengthened if being delivered internationally to allow for cultural and language restraints.

Who Should Attend

This course is extremely popular with people who are currently or intending to work in high risk or remote locations, who already hold a medical qualification and are wishing to enhance their medical skills.​

Requirements: All students wishing to attend this course must hold a current emergency first aid certificate as a minimum. 



Certification is by awarding body: NUCO

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