Oxygen Therapy

This course is designed to provide First Aiders the skill to be able to administer oxygen therapy and/or oxygen resuscitation to a casualty until the arrival of medical assistance. The student will learn how to administer oxygen utilizing a variety of different delivery systems.

Suitable for: Those who need to administer oxygen in an emergency
Certified By: Emergency Care Ltd
Duration: One Day
Preconditions: Must hold a CFR certificate or above
Books Required: Notes provided
Certificate Valid For: 2 years
Class Size: 10 maximum
Cost: Contact [email protected] or telephone 01-6434757 for further information.

Oxygen Therapy Syllabus

Course Introduction
Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory and circulatory systems
Asphyxia: definition and causes
C.P.R. – Overview and skills revision

Oxygen Therapy:
Airway Management – airways manoeuvres, suctioning, oropharyngeal airways
Physical dangers of oxygen
Medical dangers of oxygen
Equipment usage
Delivery devices

Pocket face masks / B.V.M. Resuscitators/ Oxygen Powered Resuscitators
Suction equipment
Scenario drills
Revision & Multi choice question paper
Question and Answer session
Course Conclusion

All instructors are operational fire fighters / paramedics, Health and Safety personnel with a FETAC level 6 qualification and certified instructors.