Home Oxygen Therapy

  • Duration: 1 hour

Course aims

The Home Oxygen Therapy course is for people who may be in the process of acquiring home oxygen and carers or relatives of a patient that may be receiving home oxygen.

The course covers how home oxygen may help and the long-term health conditions that may warrant having oxygen installed at home.  By the end of the course, you will be able to recognise contra-indications and dangers associated with having oxygen in a home and how to stay safe.


Course Contents

Module 1 – Introduction

  • How does oxygen therapy help?
  • Specific Health Conditions and causes
  • Oxygen Therapy Assessment
  • Contra-indications to Oxygen Therapy
  • Cautions of Oxygen Administration
  • Prescribed Oxygen
  • Dangers of using home oxygen

Module 2 – Health and Safety Guidance

  • Oxygen cylinders
  • Oxygen Equipment
  • Cleanliness
  • General Precautions

Module 3 – Provisions and Installation of Oxygen Equipment

  • Large Oxygen Cylinders
  • Oxygen Concentrated Machine
  • Portable Oxygen
  • Oxygen Delivery

Module 4 – Course Conclusions

  • Conclusions to Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen Therapy Course Assessment


References

https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/Search?q=oxygen+therapy+guidelines

https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/standards-of-care/guidelines/bts-guideline-for-emergency-oxygen-use-in-adult-patients/

https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/health-professionals/clinical-guidelines/oxygen-therapy-administration-non-emergency-situation

https://www.rch.org.au/rchcpg/hospital_clinical_guideline_index/Oxygen_delivery/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/home-oxygen-treatment/

https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/oxygen

https://www.prescriber.co.uk/article/use-home-oxygen-therapy-adults/

https://www.actionpulmonaryfibrosis.org/about-pulmonary-fibrosis/causes/

http://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/life-with-pf/about-pf

https://www.breathingmatters.co.uk/2013/07/stark-facts-about-pulmonary-fibrosis/

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/conditions/heart-failure

https://www.resmed.com/uk/en/consumer/diagnosis-and-treatment/respiratory-care/ohs.html

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/severe-asthma/what-is-severe-asthma/

http://www.gpnotebook.co.uk/simplepage.cfm?ID=x20120617141836428699

https://www.livestrong.com/article/207827-dangers-of-home-oxygen-use/#


 

There is no review for this course

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