Oxygen Therapy and Medical Gas Cylinder Training

Course Aims and Objectives:

This training is aim to provide theory and practical skills in assessing people/residents/patients who require oxygen therapy as ongoing or intermittent use, including oxygen use on non-invasive ventilation for treatment of chronic lung condition.

Knowledge and Theory

  • Understanding oxygen as a drug
  • Benefits and complications of oxygen administration
  • Assessment of patient who require oxygen
  • Oxygen cylinder use
  • Types of oxygen devices
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Effects of oxygen in the body
  • Oxygen toxicity
  • Guidelines in oxygen therapy
  • Practical Skills
  • Comprehensive patient/resident assessment - ABCDE
  • Correct use of oxygen device
  • Care and safety of medical gasses
  • Titrating oxygen flow
  • Initiation, monitoring and discontinuing oxygen
  • Documentation and record-keeping
  • Oxygen driven medication - nebulisers

National Recommendation

  • British Thoracic Society (BTS) Guideline for use of oxygen in adult healthcare and emergency setting (2017)
  • NICE Oxygen Therapy Guidelines
  • Resuscitation Council UK
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