Learn the Skills of Emergency Oxygen Administration
Bakersfield CPR provides a range of courses training people just life you in the basic skills that are required to save a life. Our courses are all taught by qualified instructors with a history in the medical field, including former paramedics and emergency medical technicians – people who have employed these techniques in the real world, and now want to pass their skills and knowledge on to you. They offer a variety of emergency preparedness courses, including a general first aid course, classes on CPR and AED, and classes for EMTs in training.
Now, Bakersfield CPR is proud to introduce a course specifically about Emergency Oxygen Administration. This course will provide you all the tools to assist someone who is experiencing oxygen deprivation. This can come about after a variety of serious medical incidents, and can leave the victim in real danger of brain damage, organ failure, or death. This course will give you all the skills necessary to use techniques and special equipment to restore regular breathing and potentially save a life.
Who Should Take This Course?
Emergency Oxygen Administration is a more advanced first aid course. Anyone taking the course should already be certified in basic first aid and CPR procedures. If you don’t yet have these skills, Bakersfield CPR also offers those courses as well.
The course is mainly geared towards those who may be required to use oxygen delivery devices in their work. This will include emergency personnel such as ambulance attendants and paramedics, lifeguards, worksite first aid attendants, nurses, and care aids. Other careers that may require this training include welders and diving instructors.
What Will I Learn?
This course will provide all the necessary training to properly administer emergency oxygen, it will teach you about rescue breathing, and it will cover the use of basic oxygen delivery devices.
This includes to use of oropharyngeal airway devices to maintain a clear airway and how to use manual suction devices to clear obstructed air passages. You’ll learn about proper rescue breathing techniques, as well as how to use a bag valve mask and resuscitation masks to aid in this procedure – and how to identify which size of mask to use for the victim. The course will teach you how to identify the cause of the inability to breathe, and will provide assistance in decision making for which procedure and equipment will best help the victim.