Oxygen administered as therapy or a drug can, in many circumstances, aid a casualty.
In this course, you will learn how to use oxygen, in a first aid situation, to help a casualty.
You will discover that oxygen can actually be dangerous and you will be shown precautions and procedures to ensure your, and the casualty’s, safety is maintained while handling and administering oxygen.
You will learn how to assemble various oxygen delivery systems, be shown and practice the various methods of delivering oxygen to a casualty and have the advantages and disadvantages of these delivery systems explained so you can make the best choice in the circumstance you may find yourself in.
This course requires prior knowledge and practical training in first aid procedures including current cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and expired air resuscitation (EAR) qualifications.
This course is also contextualised in places for those who are SCUBA divers, as oxygen, as a treatment for many diving maladies is essential; however, it is just as applicable to anyone who wishes to learn about basic oxygen administration in any arena.