Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases


  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Ofqual regulated
  • Certificate valid for 1 year
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Duration: 1 day

Valid for 1 year

Course Overview

The QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification that has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for providing treatment to patients who need medical gases administered in prehospital environments.

During this 1 day course, candidates will learn how to safely administer emergency oxygen, pre-operational inspections for oxygen therapy equipment, and the clinical need for oxygen therapy when dealing with a range of conditions.

Successful candidates will leave with the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to safely administer prompt and effective medical gas treatment in an emergency situation.

What’s Covered?

Understanding the use of oxygen therapy, including:

  • Health and safety principles for the use of oxygen
  • Benefits of oxygen administration
  • Indications for emergency oxygen therapy
  • Dangers for compressed gas

Administering emergency oxygen
Pre-operational inspections for oxygen therapy equipment

The clinical need for oxygen therapy for:

Delivery devices
Understanding the use of a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen
Administering a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen

Entry requirements
Learners must be at least 16 years old on the first day of the training.
Before they can register for this qualification, Learners must have:
• Successfully completed a Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF/RQF) (FAW) or QA-recognised equivalent.
• Knowledge/awareness of an automated external defibrillator (AED) if it isn’t incorporated into the FAW
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent and a basic understanding of first aid.

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