Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases (RQF)

Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases

Course Overview

This qualification forms part of the QA Prehospital Care qualifications.  It will provide the Learner with the knowledge and understanding to be able to administer emergency medical gases in a prehospital care setting.

The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of:

Learners should be able to demonstrate the administration of safe, prompt and effective use of emergency medical gases which can arise when providing emergency treatment and/or management in prehospital care situations. This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.

What’s Covered?

  • Clarify the health and safety considerations when using oxygen
  • Describe the benefits of administering oxygen in an emergency situation
  • Give examples of situations when using oxygen in an emergency is required
  • State the indications when using oxygen for adults and children in an emergency
  • State the cautions and contraindication when using oxygen in an emergency
  • Perform safety checks on equipment required to administer oxygen
  • Demonstrate the safe administration of oxygen using required equipment
  • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) using:
    • Oxygen
    • Bag valve mask (B-V-M)
    • AED
  • Monitor and record the effects of administering oxygen
  • Clarify the health and safety considerations when using a combination of nitrous oxide 50% and oxygen 50%
  • Identify the actions of a combination of nitrous oxide 50% and oxygen 50%
  • State the indications when using a combination of nitrous oxide 50% and oxygen 50% in an emergency for adults and children
  • State the cautions and contraindications when using a combination of nitrous oxide 50% and oxygen 50% in an emergency
  • Perform safety checks on equipment required to administer a combination of nitrous oxide 50% and oxygen 50%
  • Demonstrate the safe administration of nitrous oxide 50% and oxygen 50% oxygen using required equipment
  • Monitor and record the effects of administering nitrous oxide 50% and oxygen 50%


This course costs £75 + VAT per person.  Group discounts available

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