QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen

QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Oxygen

Over a half day period, candidates will learn about the clinical need for emergency oxygen and the safety considerations of this, as well as how to administer emergency oxygen when dealing with a range of conditions. Successful candidates will leave the course with the knowledge and skills needed to administer emergency oxygen both safely and effectively.

Intended audience:

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of emergency oxygen within their scope of practice. 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.

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.

Entry requirements:

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 or RQF) (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

Course Overview:

Use of oxygen, including:
• Health and safety principles for use of

• Benefits of oxygen administration
• Indications and contra-indications for

emergency oxygen
• Dangers of compressed gas

The use of emergency oxygen during:
• AED usage
Pre-operational inspections of emergency oxygen equipment
When emergency oxygen is required Clinical need for the administration of emergency oxygen.

Oxygen delivery devices, including:
• Nasal cannula
• Venturi mask
• Non re-breather mask
• Bag valve mask


Qfqual regulated Level 3 Award in Administration of Emergency Oxygen (1 Year)

We can conduct this course at your venue or at our venue to suit your needs.

Group rates (max 12 people)

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