Who is this course for?

This course is designed for people who will be required to use oxygen as casualty administration or an adjunct to resuscitation. This may include the use of an analgesic gas such as Entonox for pain relief.


This course is designed to give delegates the competency to use oxygen for both therapy and as an adjunct to resuscitation plus the use of Entonox as pain relief for casualties. These medical gases can be taught in separate modules as bolt on sessions with other first aid courses where required, or as a separate module taught together over approximately 4 hours depending on the delegates experience.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this session, the delegates will be competent in the use of medical gases and understand the safety considerations, indications and contra-indications of their specific use.

Course Content

  • Introduction to oxygen as a medical gas
  • Basic life support skills using oxygen and BVM
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Indications and contra-indications of oxygen use with casualties
  • Safety considerations when using oxygen
  • Introduction to entonox as a medical gas
  • Indications and contra-indications of entonox use with casualties
  • Safety considerations when using entonox

Delivery Method

A combination of classroom based activity, syndicate working and Presentation/demonstrations, practical application and question and answer paper. A wide range of video and photographic material is used to enhance the learning experience for delegates.

Assessment and Certification

Continued assessment process leading to certification on successfully completing the course.


3 – 4 hours


Course Code: ALP

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