American Safety Health Institute
Emergency Oxygen Therapy

Course time: 1 – 1.5 Hours

Serious and life-threatening medical emergencies often cause oxygen to be depleted in the body leaving the victim at risk for shock. The ASHI Emergency Oxygen program focuses on administering emergency oxygen to breathing and non-breathing persons, emergency oxygen delivery systems, and integrating pulse oximetry

Participants will learn how to:

  • Preparation and Assessment Breathing Emergencies
  • The Case for Emergency Oxygen
  • Integrating the Use of Emergency Oxygen
  • Emergency Oxygen Delivery Systems
  • Integrating Pulse Oximetry with Emergency Oxygen
  • Oxygen Delivery for a Breathing Person
  • Oxygen Delivery for a Non-breathing Person
  • After-use Considerations
  • Safety Precautions

Who will benefit: Individuals who desire or are required to be trained in the administration of emergency oxygen

Prerequisites: Current CPR or CPR & first aid certification

Written Exam: Recommended for designated responders (duty or employer expectation to respond; 80% or better). 

Performance Evaluation:  Students must perform required skills competently without assistance.

  • Oxygen Delivery for a Breathing Person
  • Oxygen Delivery for a Non-breathing Person
  • Students must demonstrate the use of gloves and a ventilation mask.

Certification Period:  2 years

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