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A short certification course that gives healthcare providers the knowledge and skills to administer supplemental oxygen - often taken with BLS and AM.

Oxygen Therapy

Oxygen Therapy

A short certification course that gives healthcare providers the knowledge and skills to administer supplemental oxygen - often taken with BLS and AM.

The Canadian Red Cross Oxygen Therapy course is designed to arm healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills to correctly identify when it is necessary to administer supplemental oxygen. This course is often taken in combination with the Basic Life Support and Airway Management courses.

Participants will learn how to properly and safely handle and assemble the equipment, and how to correctly deliver supplemental oxygen through the appropriate delivery device.

Full Course Length 1 hours View Locations

Course Details

Topics Covered

Oxygen Therapy includes:

  • Pulse Oximetry
  • Supplemental Oxygen
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • Oxygen Regulators
  • Oxygen Delivery Devices
  • Administering Oxygen

FAQs

How long does oxygen therapy certification last?

The Red Cross Oxygen Therapy certifications that we issue are valid 3 years from the date of the course.

What does an oxygen therapist do?

We are going to answer this question from the perspective of a first-aid company that teaches Red Cross Oxygen Therapy courses and issues this specific certification. Our Oxygen Therapy course is an hour-long course designed to provide health care providers who work in out-of-hospital or pre-hospital settings with the knowledge and skills they need to use oxygen therapy equipment, in accordance with Canadian BLS guidelines. In this sense an ‘oxygen therapist’ is not a specific role, but just a healthcare provider who is certified to use basic oxygen therapy equipment in an emergency.

What are the different levels of oxygen therapy?

Alert First Aid and the Canadian Red Cross only offer the 1 hour Oxygen Therapy course. This course teaches responders trained in Basic Life Support to use basic oxygen therapy equipment in accordance with Canadian BLS guidelines.

Can a first aider administer oxygen?

Studies have been shown that Oxygen Therapy can actually be harmful for some patients, and should only be administered in accordance with specific guidelines. If you have a supplemental oxygen kit in your work or community setting, you should become certified in oxygen therapy in order to administer oxygen more safely.

Certification

Canadian Red Cross certificates are now virtual! You will receive a temporary certificate at the end of your course, and a permanent virtual certificate will be emailed to you after you've successfully completed the course. You will be able to view your manual and certification online at any time through your MyRedCross account. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Materials

First Aid Course Materials for Oxygen Therapy

The Oxygen Therapy course includes the following materials:

  • Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support Field Guide (virtual)
  • Canadian Red Cross Comprehensive Guide to First Aid (virtual)

 

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Who should take this course?

  • In-facility and health care providers (nursing/care aides
  • dental industry/medical offices/etc.)
  • pre-hospital care groups (fire departments/rescue teams/sports therapists/lifeguards/SCUBA divers/ski patrol/etc.)

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Oxygen Therapy course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

Great class! The interactive components were varied, the teacher was entertaining and it was nice to get feedback.

Angela Behn Occupational First Aid Level 1, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

A very engagin class that I, surprisingly, really enjoyed. Straightforward and easy to understand. Jason made the material seem a bit less scary and gave me more confidence. Thank you!

Christl Bradley Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I appreciated all the hands on scenarios & practice, much better than book learning. Presented with enthusiasm & knowledge

Pat Thorne Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Very lively method of instruction. Recommend Alert Frist Aid. Keeps you aware of real case scenarios. 

Amy Apolonio Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great job! Done this course a lot and Chris kept it both fun and informative.

Mike Watts CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Fantastic job teaching the material! Very engaging and enthusiastic! Best instructor ever!

Jordan Fleurissaint Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

"The course was as good as I expected and provided a solid challenge. There was a good student to teacher ratio. The progression of skills was presented well. Jaimie is a great instructor - positive and honest with feedback."

Anonymous First-Aid Instructor Transfer Course, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

I appreciated the amount of hands-on learning. The instructor was very clear and concise.

Willow Franco-Belanger Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Fun, efficient & stress free way to learn

Wes Cieslak Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Really great. Jason made the course fun & entertaining and some good acronyms to keep for memory!

Charlene Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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