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Medical Gases Training Course

About our Medical Gases training course

Medical gas is commonly used in a variety of healthcare situations ranging from hospitals, care settings and even in our own homes. Improper handling or administration of medical gas could have serious effects on a patient's life.

This St John Ambulance Cymru 6-hour medical gases training course will teach delegates the correct practice to facilitate the administration of medical gases, specifically supplemental oxygen and Entonox.

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medical gases training who is it for

Who is it for?

People that regularly need to administer medical gas as part of their daily jobs, such as nurses, dental nurses, and other medical professionals. It will also be a useful course for those that may need to administer gas and air in an emergency first aid scenario, such as people who work in hazardous environment or sports coaches.

medical gases training how is it assessed

How will I be assessed?

Delegates will be continually assessed by our expert instructor.

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Upon successfully completing this course, delegates will receive a St John Ambulance Cymru certificate valid for 1 year.

When it comes to medical gases training, St John Ambulance Cymru is the leading training provider in Wales. In the UK, St John Ambulance is one of the voluntary aid societies (VAS) who are recognised by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as standard setters for first aid training in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) regulations 1981. We don't require external accreditation through an Awarding Organisation.

Medical gases are a fundamental part of healthcare facilities, including hospitals. You may be thinking what the difference is between a medical gas and a regular gas. The simple explanation is that medical gases are used in medical procedures. Medical oxygen is used for resuscitation and inhalation therapy. You may see people breathe in the gas through a mask or mouthpiece. This is also known as oxygen therapy, and will improve a patients oxygen level. Correct oxygen administration is therefore a vital component of this medical gases training course.

Entonox is a mixture of a gas called nitrous oxide and oxygen. It is sometimes referred to as gas and air or laughing gas. it is often used to relieve pain.

Gas can be dangerous, and that's why it's also important to know how to store gas and oxygen cylinders correctly. Our delegates can rest assured that our highly-trained class instructors will ensure they feel confident enough to store correctly after taking our medical gases training.

We regularly hold medical gases training across Wales to make it as convenient as possible for you to learn. We can also come to your place of work and provide the training if there are six or more of your staff that need to take the course.

What is covered on our Medical Gases training?

Medical Gas & Cylinder Safety

Storage of Cylinders


Cylinder Identification

Medical Gas Governance

Hypoxia - Hypoxic drive - COPD

Pulse Oximetry & Difficulties

Oxygen Masks and Guidelines

Pain score assessment

JRCALC Oxygen Guidelines

Airway Management - Oropharyngeal Airways

Bag-valve-Mask operation and Resuscitation

Manual & Automatic Suction

Advantages of Entonox

Assemble and purge of unit.

Practice assembly of BVM, O2, insertion of OP, using BVM, managing a victim for regurgitation whilst performing CPR on an unresponsive non breathing casualty.

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