Level 3 Administering Emergency Oxygen

This course has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for the treatment and/or management of casualties who need administration of emergency medical oxygen. This includes (but is not limited to) the following roles/personnel:

A first aider operating in a high risk workplace such as:

In welding, flame cutting and similar processes;

For helping people with breathing difficulties;

In hyperbaric chambers as a medical treatment;

For food preservation and packaging;

In steelworks and chemical plants

Community first responders

Fire, police and other emergency services personnel

Cabin/film crews

Those working in doctor’s surgeries, walk-in medical centres or within the security service.

Please be aware that while achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical requirements, this does not imply a ‘license to practice’ – the scope of practice will be determined by the organisation responsible for oxygen provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner to obtain, store or administer oxygen without clinical governance. - Qualsafe Awarding Body


Course content:

Understand the principles of administering oxygen in an emergency

Demonstrate the safe administration of oxygen using required equipment

Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) using:

  • Oxygen

  • Bag valve mask (B-V-M)

  • AED

Monitor and record the effects of administering oxygen

Length: 1/2 day

Validity: 1 year (The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified)

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