Essentials of Oxygen Therapy: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals

Legal and Ethical Responsibilities

Safety Protocols and Equipment Handling

Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System

Why This Course Is Essential

Knowledge is the key to a safe future!

Welcome to the crucial and insightful course on “Essentials of Oxygen Therapy” designed for the healthcare and social care sectors.

This course is a comprehensive training program designed to equip workers across all levels, including supervisors, managers, safety professionals, and C-suite executives, with critical knowledge and skills in oxygen therapy administration, safety, and compliance. This course is pivotal in today’s healthcare and industrial sectors, where oxygen therapy plays a crucial role in patient care and operational safety.

Importance of the Course

Oxygen therapy, while a life-saving intervention, presents unique challenges and risks, including fire hazards, oxygen toxicity, and infection control issues. Mismanagement or lack of understanding can lead to serious consequences for both patients and healthcare providers. This course addresses these challenges head-on, providing participants with the essential knowledge needed to administer oxygen therapy safely and effectively.

Course Coverage

The course covers a wide range of topics essential to oxygen therapy, including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System: Understanding the basics of how the respiratory system functions and the role of oxygen within the body.
  • Understanding Oxygen Therapy: The principles behind oxygen therapy, including indications, contraindications, and the selection of appropriate delivery methods.
  • Safety Protocols and Equipment Handling: Detailed guidance on managing the fire risks associated with oxygen use, proper equipment handling, and maintenance procedures.
  • Infection Control Measures: Strategies to prevent infection transmission through proper use and sterilization of oxygen delivery devices.
  • Legal and Ethical Responsibilities: Comprehensive overview of the regulatory landscape governing oxygen therapy and the ethical considerations in its administration.

Benefits to Companies

For companies, investing in this course means ensuring that their teams are well-prepared to handle oxygen therapy with the highest standards of safety and efficacy. It demonstrates a commitment to patient care excellence, reduces the risk of accidents and liability, and ensures compliance with UK regulations. Furthermore, educated employees can contribute to more efficient operations, reducing wastage of oxygen supplies and contributing to cost savings.

Empowerment and Knowledge Benefits

Participants will gain a deep understanding of the critical aspects of oxygen therapy, empowering them to make informed decisions and take proactive steps to ensure patient and workplace safety. The course enhances problem-solving skills, improves risk assessment abilities, and fosters a culture of safety and responsibility.

Individual Learner Benefits and Employment Prospects

For individual learners, this course not only broadens their skill set but also enhances their employability in the healthcare and related sectors. With a certification in the Essentials of Oxygen Therapy, individuals can stand out to potential employers as committed and knowledgeable professionals, opening doors to career advancement and specialized roles.

Environmental Impact

Safetyman Academy is committed to reducing the environmental impact of traditional training methods. By offering this course online, we eliminate the need for travel and accommodation, significantly reducing the carbon footprint associated with classroom-based training. This eco-friendly approach aligns with the growing demand for sustainable practices in professional development.

The “Essentials of Oxygen Therapy” course is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in the administration or oversight of oxygen therapy. It combines critical safety training, legal and ethical compliance, and environmental sustainability in one comprehensive package. By equipping professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage oxygen therapy effectively, Safetyman Academy is contributing to safer healthcare environments, better patient outcomes, and a greener planet.

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Who the course is for

This course is designed for all workers, from the new hire to the CEO in every sector and industry who are responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of employees. It is also suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge of DEI. 

Why it works

  • Minimal disruption to the working day – the course takes only a day
  • Designed for anyone working in the healthcare, care and social care sectors, worldwide
  • Provides the knowledge and tools required to identify roles and responsibilities in your workplace environment.
  • High-impact programme
  • Efficient and effective learning – multiple topics are covered in a single, self-contained course.

The business benefits

Participants will have the knowledge and tools to create a safer working environment, protect themselves, clients and their colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of the business and enhance your wellbeing:

  • Minimise risk of an incident.
  • Improve your safety culture
  • Develop staff roles in critical point controls.
  • Achieve an internationally recognised and respected certification for staff
  • Enhance your reputation within your industry.

Your benefits

By taking this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand your own responsibilities for oxygen therapy safety
  • Identify and report on potential hazards
  • Assess workplace safety levels
  • Comply with the UK and international standards

The average time needed to complete the course is 8 hours and the minimum pass mark for the exam is 70% and we recommend the course is taking every 2 years.

World Safety Family

Who benefits From This Course

Everyone! Oxygen safety is a serious risk to our lives, homes and businesses.

The world is changing quickly and businesses need employees with training, knowledge and skills in order to be competitive.

People who continually develop their professional skills or pursue higher education and training, are placing themselves at the forefront for career advancement opportunities in their future.

By giving yourself or your employees, the knowledge to perform your role safely at work, you will stay safe at work and go home safe, which makes the rest and play time in life, far more rewarding, whatever it is you love to do.


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Course Includes

  • 52 Lessons
  • 1 Test
  • Course Certificate