ASHI Emergency Oxygen

Course Specifications:

Course Number:

ASHIEO

Course Length:

Full Course Time: Approximately 2 hours – $67.00 / per student

Course Description:

Overview:

The ASHI Emergency Oxygen training program provides training and skills in the administration of emergency oxygen.

The goal of this training is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency,

Core Learning Objectives

ASHI Emergency Oxygen is an objectives-driven, skills-based training program. To receive certification, students are required to demonstrate the following knowledge and skill objectives to a currently authorized ASHI Instructor.

Knowledge Objectives

Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of emergency oxygen.
  2. Identify all the components of an emergency oxygen system and explain their function.
  3. Describes safe storage practices.
  4. Describing safe handling practices.
  5. Explain when and how to check, and maintain, an oxygen system.
  6. Explain when and how to administer emergency oxygen.
  7. Describe how to perform effective rescue breaths using a CPR mask.
  8. Describe the steps of a primary assessment for a responsive victim.
  9. Describe the steps of a primary assessment for an unresponsive person.
  10. Explain how pulse oximetry can be used to help determine the need for, and monitor for effectiveness of, emergency oxygen.
  11. List the situations when a person may benefit from emergency oxygen.
  12. Describe how to deliver emergency oxygen to a breathing person.
  13. Describe how to deliver emergency oxygen to a non-breathing person.

Skill Objectives

Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to:

  1. Correctly demonstrate the removal of contaminated gloves.
  2. Correctly demonstrate rescue breaths using a CPR mask..
  3. Correctly perform a primary assessment for an unresponsive person.
  4. Correctly perform a primary assessment for a responsive person.
  5. Correctly demonstrate how to assemble an emergency oxygen system.
  6. Correctly demonstrate how to turn an emergency oxygen system on and off and determine if oxygen is flowing.
  7. Correctly demonstrate how to attach oxygen tubing to a delivery device.
  8. Correctly demonstrate how to safely integrate use of emergency oxygen when providing emergency care to a responsive person who is breathing.
  9. Correctly demonstrate how to safely integrate use of emergency oxygen when providing emergency care to an unresponsive person who is not breathing (may include integration of CPR and AED skills).

Target Student:

Individuals who desire or are required to be trained in the administration of Emergency Oxygen.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Introduction

Reason for Learning

When a serious illness or injury occurs, the body’s ability to use oxygen is likely to be compromised and a condition called shock will result. Emergency oxygen can help meet a person’s critical need for oxygen.

Core Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to explain the rational for delivering supplemental oxygen in medical emergencies.

Lesson 2: Delivery Systems

Reason for Learning

Emergency oxygen delivery systems are designed to be simple to operate. Understanding how the component parts of the system work will facilitate the ability to operate the equipment and provide safe and effective basic life support using emergency oxygen.

Core Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to describe the primary components of an oxygen delivery system and explain their function.

Lesson 3: Pulse Oximetry

Reason for Learning

Pulse oximetry is a method that allows responders to quickly measure how much oxygen the blood is carrying. It can be helpful as part of a comprehensive assessment, in determining when emergency oxygen may be appropriate and in monitoring its effectiveness.

Core Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to explain how pulse oximetry can be used to help determine the need for, and monitor the effectiveness of, emergency oxygen.

Lesson 4: Oxygen Delivery

Reason for Learning

Emergency oxygen should be provided anytime a person becomes seriously ill or injured. Shock results from the lack of oxygen to body tissues and usually occurs during an emergency. Emergency oxygen use will increase the person’s chance of recovery from a serious illness or injury that results in shock.

Core Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to:

  • Describe how to deliver oxygen to a breathing person.
  • Correctly demonstrate oxygen delivery to a breathing person.

Lesson 5: Other Considerations

Reason for Learning

Emergency oxygen equipment and systems should be ready to be deployed as rapidly as possible in an emergency. Various styles of emergency oxygen equipment have different procedures or deployment, disassembly, and assembly. Providers must be familiar with the specific systems that they use.

Core Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training program, a student will be able to:

  • Describe how to check and maintain emergency oxygen delivery equipment.
  • Correctly demonstrate how to prepare and return an oxygen delivery system for use.