Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases (RQF) – (1 day)

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:

Resuscitation Council (UK)

Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications

The British Thoracic Society

UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines 2017 (JRCALC)

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 £60 per person. Block or group booking discounts available

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