Want to learn how to safely administer oxygen?
This one-day course is designed to teach the administration of oxygen as a means on increasing the effectiveness of First Aid treatment of diving accidents. Oxygen treatment takes place on the surface – either on a boat or dry land. This course gives confidence to divers so they can assist with a diving-related injury.
The course concludes with a practical and theory assessment. Only those who pass the assessment will be able to apply for a qualification card.
You need to be a minimum of BSAC Ocean Diver (or equivalent). This course may also be open to others at the discretion of the BSAC Safety and Rescue Skills Chief Examiner.
What you’ll learn
The Oxygen Administration course has a mix of classroom-based and practical lessons, teaching you:
• basic life support
• use of the pocket mask
• oxygen and diving incidents and how they benefit from oxygen
• casualty assessment
• the use of oxygen administration equipment
Your course pack includes all the learning materials you need for the course. The pack includes: the Oxygen Administration course manual and a Qualification Card application.
How to do this course...
If you are a member:
You can do the Oxygen Administration course either at a BSAC Regional Event, at a commercial BSAC Centre or in your BSAC club. Not all clubs run their own Oxygen Administration courses, please check with your Diving Officer if you are interested.
Your next steps
After this course you could further your training by doing another Skill Development Courses (SDCs) such as the ones listed below. Or you could progress with a Diver Grade Course.
Automated External Defibrillator
First Aid for Divers
Advanced Lifesaver Award
Practical Rescue Management