After ensuring your own safety upon arriving on scene, the first priority is a patient’s airway. If a victim cannot exchange air, all resuscitation efforts are useless.
Aggressive and prompt airway management on the part of the rescuer is of paramount importance. Oxygen (O2) is a medication and, if properly used, is an excellent tool in combating shock. Annual re-certification with CPR is required to maintain current standards.
A four-hour programme designed to accompany a HealthCare Provider – Basic Rescuer – Level ‘C’ CPR course, this programme includes the following:
- Airway anatomy
- Airway obstruction
- Use of suction devices
- Oxygen tank maintenance
- Use of Oropharyngeal Airways (OPA)
- Use of Nasopharyngeal Airways (NPA)
- Oxygen flow rates and delivery systems
- Oxygen tank safety precautions & troubleshooting
- Practical training on mannequins, and specialized Airway trainers
Prerequisite(s): Applicants of this programme should work in an environment requiring 02 Therapy and must have current level “C” CPR within 6 months from the start of the program, or update their CPR when they attend the 02 course with us.
Course Dates: Courses arranged & scheduled on clients needs, demands, and private tutoring as needed. Please contact the CCEMS office for further details.
Cost: $75.00 (incl. GST) (Course cost may change depending on level of CPR given with it or if offered as a private tutor)
The attached 02 therapy handout is provided here: