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22575VIC Course in Basic Oxygen Administration for First Aid

Course in Basic Oxygen Administration

This basic oxygen administration course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to emergency situations that require the application of oxygen therapy or oxygen resuscitation, as appropriate, until the arrival of medical assistance.
Emergency oxygen in resuscitation can be extremely beneficial and will increase the casualty's chances of survival. Participants must be able to demonstrate current competence in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation to undertake this unit.
The unit excludes the use of bag-valve-mask, manually triggered resuscitators and closed-circuit oxygen units.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognise and respond to an emergency situation

  • Apply first aid procedures and administer oxygen

  • Communicate details of the incident

  • Clean and check equipment after use

  • Evaluate response to the incident requiring oxygen

Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001 or HLTAID009)

Delivery Mode
2 hours face-to face training and assessment

Qualification Issued
22575VIC Course in Basic Oxygen Administration for First Aid

More About This Course
Your trainer will be either a nurse or a paramedic - there can be no better trainer than one who has "lived" the experience. As a trusted health professional, they will teach the "why" of first aid and are committed to you leaving your course with confidence and competence.

This unit describes the outcomes required to recognise and respond to situations that require application of basic oxygen therapy and/or oxygen resuscitation as appropriate until the arrival of medical assistance.

Some topics include:

  • Respond to signs of an unconscious casualty

  • Legal and cultural responsibilities

  • Management of unresponsive casualty

  • Airway management

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • Complications with resuscitation

  • Infection control

  • Operate an automated external defibrillator (AED)

  • Assembly and disassembly of an emergency oxygen

  • Non-rebreather mask use for breathing patient

  • Demand inhalator valve use for breathing patient

  • Pocket mask use with oxygen for a non-breathing patient

I have been in the Police Force for 23 years and never in my career have I ever experienced such a knowledgeable, engaging and friendly first aid instructor than I have today. I have also never felt so confident and competent in my ability to administer first aid as a result of today’s training.

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  • Victoria Police
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  • Tactical Trauma
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