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Oxygen Therapy & Administration


This Qualification will provide the skills, knowledge and understanding required to provide medical oxygen to a patient in line with Guidelines and Protocols. 


The course covers how and when to administer oxygen, and explains the safety concerns which need to be considered regarding the carrying, storage and administration of oxygen.


This course is suitable for Qualified First Aiders, Emergency First Aiders, Dental Practitioners and Dental Care Professionals, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals and others working in an environment where oxygen is available for casualty wellbeing.


• Explain benefits of oxygen therapy
• Identify indications for the use of oxygen
• Explain contraindications prohibiting use of oxygen
• Explain dangers of using compressed gas
• Outline health and safety rules for the:
• Use
• Storage
• Handling of oxygen

• Carry out operational checks in preparation for use of oxygen therapy equipment
• Identify when oxygen therapy is required
• Administer oxygen using the required flow rate for the following oxygen delivery devices:
• Non re-breather mask
• Bag, valve and mask
• Administer oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working

Qualification Information

England, Wales & NI


Level 6 - Oxygen Administration -Scotland

Course Cost:  £75

Contact Hours:  6-8

Maximum Course Spaces:  12

Certificate:  3 Years

Minimum Age:  16 Years