Oxygen Administration training

Our Oxygen Administration Training course enables delegates to be able to safely and competently administer oxygen in line with an individual's oxygen prescription.  


Delegates will learn how and when to administer oxygen to an individual, as well as monitoring requirements and safety concerns with carrying, storing and administering it.  This course is suitable for health and social care professionals where oxygen is prescribed for the individuals they support.  A maximum of 8 students can be accommodated on this 3 hour course and we are able to deliver this course on your site, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling.

The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions so at the end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • 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 and 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, venturi, nasal cannula etc. 
  • Administer oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working

A range of assessment methods are used, including, practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice), upon successful completion, delegates are awarded a certificate valid for a period of 2 years.