The aim of the Oxygen Therapy and Basic Life Support course is to enable learners to safely and correctly administer Oxygen. The course provides a review of Basic Life Support techniques, before moving on to the safe use of Oxygen. The course also covers airway management in more depth that on a standard First Aid Course.
Who Should Take This Qualification ?
You should take this course if you are interesting in, or have a need to administer oxygen. This may be because you are, or employ people who are, working in a confined space, for example tank cleaning operations or working in sewers. Also, where there is a risk of exposure to certain chemicals and gases, such as hydrogen cyanide, then Oxygen Administration is recommended (See The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Guidance on Regulation, page 34).
Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training. Before they can register on to this qualification, Learners must have:
- Successfully completed a minimum of a Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF) (FAW) or higher level first aid/ emergency care qualification or QA recognised equivalent, and
- Knowledge/awareness of an automated external defibrillator (AED) if it isn’t incorporated into the FAW
What Will I Learn ?
During the Oxygen Therapy and Basic Life Support course you will learn how and when to administer oxygen to a casualty. You will also learn the safety concerns with carrying, storing and administering oxygen. Time is spent reviewing basic life support before learning how to include oxygen in the CPR and resuscitation process. New equipment such as airway adjuncts, bag valve mask (BVM) and pulse oximeters are introduced and discussed.
The Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen has one unit that learners are required to complete in order to achieve the qualification.
- Administering emergency oxygen