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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.

Your fun energy made the course enjoyable. Thanks for keeping it up, it was a long day of classes for us so we appreciated it! 

Ryan Heron CPR HCP, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Jason is a terrific instructor. I was surprised how much I learned - very enjoyable!

Melissa Robin Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

After taking many first aid courses, this was the most engaging first aid experience I have ever had. The instructor's teaching method and use of scenarios/props helped reinforce my learning. Well done!

Danielle Johnsrude Emergency First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Excellent instructor! The BEST first aid course I have taken over the years. Thank you so much.

Barbara Boveu Emergency First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Mike did an awesome job at creating scenarios to learn & apply skills in the field. Great clear and concise instruction.

Roy Scully Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Courtenay, BC More Testimonials

"Our instructor Jason was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour, which made the course fun and the atmosphere relaxing. I will be back to re-cert and recommend Alert to family and friends."

Sarah Layne CPR HCP, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

I was impressed with the patience, kindness and excellent hands-on experience Nathan provided.

Catriona Black Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

The instructor was great, fair, never did I feel any pressure! Big Thumbs Up.

J. Hurford Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Nathan made the day so much fun!

Elizabeth Robertson Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot. Would recommend for sure!!

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