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Airway Management & Oxygen Therapy Course

About our Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy course

Oxygen therapy is up to 6 times more likely to save someone’s life than mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. You don’t need to be a healthcare professional to administer it. For the first time, your employees can extend their existing CPR skills by completing our short, straightforward 3 hour Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy course which will teach you basic airway management.

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Who is it for?

Our Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy course is suitable for a workplace first aider who has a 3-year first aid qualification, as well as other healthcare professionals who may need to deliver oxygen therapy to a casualty in an emergency first aid scenario.

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How is it assessed?

Delegates are continually assessed by our highly experienced St John Ambulance Cymru trainers. This will be done through practical demonstrations, hands-on practice with the relevant equipment, and ad-hoc question and answer sessions.

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On completion of the course successful delegates will receive a St John Ambulance Cymru certificate, valid for 1 year.

When it comes to selecting an airway management and oxygen therapy training provider, St John Ambulance Cymru is the gold-standard in Wales. In the UK, St John Ambulance is one of the voluntary aid societies (VAS), and 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.

We need to breathe to stay alive, which means air needs to be able to reach our lungs. Airway management is important because it facilitates the passing of oxygen to the lungs when there is an obstruction in the airway. In a first aid scenario, being able to identify if someone's airway is obstructed and having the skills to help them is a critically important skill and can mean the difference between life and death. That's why airway obstruction management is a really important skill to learn. Oxygen therapy is a very important aspect of airway management in trauma. In first aid, oxygen therapy means the use of oxygen as a medical treatment. When someone cannot get enough oxygen on their own, oxygen therapy helps by providing additional oxygen to the person's body, helping them breathe better and maintain good oxygen levels.

Some examples of a situation where you may need to provide airway management and/or oxygen therapy include: When someone is experiencing respiratory distress, such as shallow breathing or needing to work harder to breathe; Respiratory failure, when someone's lungs fail and can no longer work as needed; If someone has a chronic lung disease; A sudden illness such as heart failure or other severe trauma

We regularly hold Airway Management & Oxygen Therapy training across Wales. Use our course finder below or alternatively contact our Commercial Training team by phone or email.

Our dedicated Commercial Training team is standing by and ready to answer any questions you may have. Give them a call on 0345 678 5646 or email and start your training journey with St John Ambulance Cymru today.

What is covered on our Airway Management & Oxygen Therapy course?

How oxygen works

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Safety, storage and use of cylinders

Airway Management Step wise approach

Oxygen guidelines and administration

Structure of the lungs and the principles of gas exchange

(BVM) (Oropharyngeal and iGels)

Pulse oximetry

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