Emergency Medical Gases

The QA Level 3 Award in Administering Emergency Medical Gases (RQF) has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility for providing treatment to patients who need medical gases administrating in prehospital care environments, such as: those working in the police force, fire service, emergency response or private ambulance sector.

Learners should be able to demonstrate the administration of safe, prompt and effective use of emergency medical gases which can arise when providing emergency treatment and/or management in prehospital care situations.

While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical
requirements, this does not imply a ‘license to practice’ – the scope of practice will be determined by
the organisation responsible for medical gases provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner
to obtain, store or administer medical gases without clinical governance.

What You’ll Learn

  • Preparing for a medical emergency
  • Primary assessment
  • Basic Life Support
  • Legalities of using medical gases
  • Pro’s and cons of using medical gas
  • Types of medical gas
  • Primary assessment
  • Use of Airway Adjuncts
  • Use of Suction
  • Basic life support
  • Oxygen safety and cylinders
  • Ventilated Oxygen
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Entonox Indications and contra-indication of gases use

Course Assessment

0 Practical Assessment
0 Theoretical Workbook
completed during the course

Certificate Award

Externally accredited and certificated by Qualsafe Awards Ltd

This qualification is valid for a period of 1 year. The Learner needs to retake the qualification before the
certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Course Dates & Locations

21st May 2018 – Colinton, Edinburgh – £75.00

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Suited Professions

  • Private / Event Medical Cover Staff
  • Emergency / Industrial Response Teams
  • Police Officers, firefighters, community first responders & other emergency service 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
  • Maritime Security, Close Protection and Security Officers

Pre-Requisites

• Successfully completed a Level 3 First Aid at Work (QCF) (FAW), QA recognised equivalent or higher and
• Knowledge/awareness of an automated external defibrillator (AED) if it isn’t incorporated into the FAW

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