Resources For Oxygen Therapy

Resources For Oxygen Therapy

Patient With Oxygen Mask

Being able to correctly and safely administer Oxygen can be a useful skill for a first aider.  Proper training, such as our Oxygen Therapy course is essential, but so is having access to resources and reference materials.  Sadly there isn’t that much documentation available written from a UK perspective.

During our Oxygen Therapy and Medical Gas Courses we use the following documents.

Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (JRCALC) Oxygen Guidelines (2009)

The Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee Guideline Development Group (JRCALC-GDG) develops and reviews national clinical practice guidelines for NHS paramedics although the principles are applicable to all prehospital clinicians.

http://www.jrcalc.org.uk/latest_guidelines_updates0409.html

British Thoracic Society (BTS) Emergency Oxygen Use in Adult Patients Guideline (2008)

The British Thoracic Society (BTS) exists to improve standards of care for people who have respiratory diseases and to support and develop those who provide that care.

https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/quality-improvement/guidelines/emergency-oxygen/

Please note, while these guidelines are the latest version at time of writing, they are likely to be up dated from time to time so please ensure you are viewing the latest version.