Emergency Oxygen

Overview

Serious and life-threatening medical emergencies often cause oxygen to be depleted in the body leaving the victim at risk for shock. The MEDIC First Aid Emergency Oxygen program focuses on administering emergency oxygen to breathing and non-breathing persons, emergency oxygen delivery systems and integrating pulse oximetry.

Additional Information

Course Length: 

  • Initial Training: About 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Successful completion is based on the achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.

Intended audience
Individuals who desire or are required to be trained in the administration of emergency oxygen

Successful completion (certification) 

  • Written Evaluation: Required when specified by organizational, local, or state regulation. It is recommended for designated responders with a duty or employer expectation to respond in an emergency and provide first aid care.
  • Performance Evaluation: Students must perform required skills competently without assistance:

– Oxygen Delivery for a Breathing Person

– Oxygen Delivery for a Nonbreathing Person

– Students must demonstrate the use of gloves and a ventilation mask.

Recertification
Up to 2 Years

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