Oxygen Therapy

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: