Emergency Use of Medical Oxygen
Serious and life-threatening medical emergencies often cause oxygen to be depleted in the body. The HSI Emergency Use of Medical Oxygen program focuses on how to administer emergency medical oxygen to breathing and non-breathing persons using oxygen delivery systems.
Using updated 2020 Guidelines, Emergency Use of Medical Oxygen training is useful for First Aid | CPR AED and/or BLS providers who may find themselves treating hypoxia in emergency situations such as the depressurization of an aircraft cabin, decompression illness in scuba divers, drowning, carbon monoxide poisoning, or other critical illnesses and injuries, including cardiac arrest.
HSI Emergency Use of Medical Oxygen is an excellent supplement to our First Aid | CPR AED and BLS programs.
The HSI Emergency Use of Medical Oxygen program teaches participants how to:
- Assess for oxygen deficiency in an emergency situation
- Observe the signs and symptoms of mild, moderate, and severe hypoxia
- Correctly use a pulse oximeter
- Set up an emergency medical oxygen delivery system and monitor SpO2
- Help responsive and unresponsive persons
- Provide medical oxygen in an emergency to an adult/child and infant using an appropriate bag-mask device (BLS providers only)
HSI Emergency Use of Medical Oxygen has been approved by the HSI Medical Advisory Board and reviewed by the HSI Advisory Council. It reflects the latest resuscitation science and treatment recommendations published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and conforms with the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and the annual Guidelines Update.
Class for First Aid | CPR AED providers: About 1 ¾ hours
Class for BLS providers: About 2 ½ hours
Student-to-Instructor Ratio (Recommended/Maximum)
6:1 / 12:1
Student-to-Manikin Ratio (Recommended/Maximum)
1:1 / 3:1
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