Level 2 Award
Administration of medical gases
1/2 Day Course
Certificate valid for 3 years
Course Body Title
This QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases (RQF) qualification is designed to benefit Learners by ensuring that they are competent to carry out their role and responsibilities in line with agreed practices when administering emergency medical gases.
The purpose of the QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases (RQF) is qualification purpose E. Updating and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), sub-purpose E3. Develop knowledge and/or skills relevant to a particular specialisation within an occupation or set of occupations.
This QA qualification is for those who have a specific responsibility to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of emergency medical gases within their scope of practice in a pre-hospital environment.
This includes (but is not limited to) the following roles/personnel:
- A first aider operating in a high risk workplace such as in welding, flame cutting and similar processes;
• For helping people with breathing difficulties;
• In hyperbaric chambers as a medical treatment;
• For food preservation and packaging;
• In steelworks and chemical plants
• Ambulance responders
• Fire service
• Event medics
• Cabin Crew
• Emergency service crews
Administering oxygen in an emergency
Be able to administer oxygen in an emergency
Understand use of a combination of nitrous oxide 50% and oxygen 50%
Be able to administer 50:50 mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen in an emergency