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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.

Training Schedules & Locations
VictoriaVictoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

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.

Chris was amazing. He engaged the group well, and had us laughing often. He kept the class interesting and was very clear in his lesson.

Christine Porter Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Learned more than I expected due to the amount of hands on scenarios. Excellent instructor & class, would recommend it to anyone

Sherry Skaalid Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Awesome and energy-filled teaching. Thanks for making it interesting and go fast!

Sheila Carroll Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

 

Best first aid course/ recert or otherwise I’ve taken. Fast. Fun. Friendly approachable instructor. Confident. Realistic scenarios. Time well used/ organized.

B.Rhan Emergency First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

Great course!! Gary is an energetic & funny teacher. You learn a lot.

Tia Olson Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

The course was clear, well organized & interesting. The instructor was able & willing to fluidly answer questions & welcomed class participation. Props & scenarios were excellent, interesting & reflected very well potential mishaps

Virginia Beswick Emergency Childcare First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Most enjoyable CPR course yet. Mike taught with a great sense of humour that made everything fun and informative.

Emily Doehnel CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Jill explains things really well and doesn't waste time or get side-tracked/off topic. Definitely feel more confident using first-aid thank to her "Biology" explanations."

Claudia Donald Standard First-Aid Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"I thought the course was very well done. The instructor kept everyone very active and engaged. I would recommend this course."

Spencer Rycroft Standard First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Andrew was amazing! He has lots of jokes to keep us engaged, however he stressed the important things. Great instructor!

Claire Emergency First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials
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