NUCO Oxygen Therapy Course

Our NUCO Oxygen Therapy course enables users to administer oxygen safely and effectively, for casualties with breathing difficulties.

  • Overview

    Our NUCO Oxygen Therapy course enables users to administer oxygen safely and effectively, for casualties with breathing difficulties. Delegates will learn how and when to administer oxygen to a casualty and the safety concerns with carrying, storing and administering it.

    This course is suitable for qualified First Aiders, Emergency First Aiders, dental practitioners and dental care professionals, nurses, healthcare professionals and others working in an environment where oxygen is available for casualty welfare.

  • This course covers...

    • The benefits of oxygen therapy

    • Indications for the use of oxygen

    • Contraindications prohibiting use of oxygen

    • The dangers of using compressed gas

    • Health and safety rules for the use, storage and handling of oxygen

    • Operational checks in preparation for use of oxygen therapy equipment

    • When oxygen therapy is required

    • Administering oxygen using the required flow rate for non re-breather masks and bag, valve and mask.

    • Administering oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working

  • Structure

    Currently this course is by client arrangement only.

    This is a one day course which can be undertaken at:

    • Our purpose-built training facility in Woodbridge, Suffolk, or

    • Your own premises followed by practical assessment 

  • Information

    This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to retake the full course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.

    The course is made up of practical and theoretical sessions delivered by your Instructor who will provide a detailed course programme.

    A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age to qualify.