Medical Gases & Oxygen Therapy Training Courses
Most of the energy required by the cells of the body is derived from chemical reactions, which can only take place in the presence of oxygen. The waste product of these reactions is Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
It is therefore vital to life that the body receives a constant supply of oxygen. This is particularly true of the brain, which cannot survive without oxygen for more than 3 minutes.
Oxygen (O2) is a colourless, odourless gas which supports combustion. It exists in the air we breathe in a concentration of about 21% and under normal conditions is enough to sustain life in humans.
A greater chance of recovery can be afforded to people who are injured, unconscious, have stopped breathing or are suffering from an acute medical emergency by the administration of supplemental O2 to them
This course covers the use of Oxygen as a medical intervention and is aimed at personnel who are required to give Oxygen as part of treatment.
Entonox is a safe and effective analgesic gas composed of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen. It is widely used within the NHS, Industry and Voluntary Aid Societies for pain relief for ill or injured people.
When used correctly and given time to work (two minutes). It can help patients pain or discomfort and allows then to be handled and transported with a minimum of stress. Entonox is suitable for use with patients who are suffering from heart conditions and experiencing chest pains.
The course will enable successful students to offer Entonox as part of their medical treatment of injuries or illness.