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Oxygen Therapy

Adequate levels of oxygen are essential to sustain life and oxygen therapy is being seen more and more often within the community and as part of individuals care and support needs.  Oxygen therapy treatments are used for a range of health conditions, including but not limited to COPD, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Hypertension and Heart Failure.

At first glance to an untrained healthcare assistant this can appear daunting when you are responsible for ensuring adequate oxygen levels.  This information packed classroom based theory session provides an understanding of the need for oxygen therapy, the equipment being used for therapies and how to ensure the quality of care meets the needs of the individual.

It is important to note that whilst Osburn Academy are able to deliver Oxygen Therapy theory based learning, we are unable to provide practical assessment and workplace competencies of staff, this must be provided by a suitably qualified person identified as competent to do so by the employer.  Completion of this session does not in any way qualify healthcare assistants to carry out any oxygen therapy treatment in the workplace but does provide a basis to begin developing knowledge and understanding of the area.

Session content

  • An introduction to the respiratory system
  • Conditions which may require oxygen therapy
  • Oxygen saturations and monitoring
  • Signs and symptoms of hypoxia and hyperoxia
  • Resuscitation
  • The different delivery systems
  • Risk assessments and fire safety


3 hour session cost £60 +VAT per person

For booking information and available dates please call 0333 2000 023


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