Level 3 Oxygen Therapy Administration

This training enables users to administer oxygen safely and effectively to casualties with breathing difficulties.

Course Summary

This training enables users to administer oxygen safely and effectively to casualties with breathing difficulties. Delegates will learn how and when to administer oxygen to a casualty and the safety concerns with carrying, storing and administering it.

This course is suitable for qualified First Aiders, Emergency First Aiders, dental practitioners and dental care professionals, nurses, healthcare professionals and others working in an environment where oxygen is available for casualty welfare.

This course will teach you the most safest & efficient way to treat a client/patient that needs acute or long term oxygen therapy.


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1 Day.


de Carteret House, 7 Castle Street, St Helier, JE2 3BT


  • At the end of the course, learners will be able to:
  • Explain the benefits of oxygen therapy
  • Identify indications for the use of oxygen
  • Explain contraindications prohibiting the use of oxygen
  • Explain the dangers of using compressed gas
  • Outline health and safety rules for the:
    Handling of oxygen
  • Carry out operational checks in preparation for the use of oxygen therapy equipment
  • Identify when oxygen therapy is required
  • Administer oxygen using the required flow rate for the following oxygen delivery devices:
  • Non rebreather mask
  • Bag, valve and mask
  • Administer oxygen to a patient in line with agreed ways of working


This qualification lasts for 3 years. To renew the qualification, learners will need to retake the entire course. However, it is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.


Various methods are used, including practical and questioning (open and multiple-choice).


A minimum of 7 students and a maximum of 12 students can attend this course. The minimum age for enrolling on this course is 16 years old.


Did You Know?

  • ‘Oxygen administration decreases shortness of breath and fatigue (tiredness).’
  • ‘Increase the lifespan of some people who have COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).’
  • ‘There is 21% of oxygen in the air and as humans we only use 5% of it.’
  • ‘For most people, a normal pulse oximeter reading for your oxygen saturation level is between 95% and 100%.’
  • ‘Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death worldwide, causing 3.23 million deaths in 2019.’