Home Oxygen Therapy – Healthy and Safety Guidance

Home Oxygen Therapy
  • Duration: 1 hour

Synopsis Home Oxygen Therapy

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.

If you have a health condition that causes low levels of oxygen in your blood, you may feel breathless and tired, particularly after walking or coughing. Fluid may also build up around your ankles.

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 recognize 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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