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Administering Emergency Oxygen. Welcome!. Introductions Policies and Procedures Course Outline CPR/AED Manual Standard Precautions. Purpose.

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Welcome!

  • Introductions

  • Policies and Procedures

  • Course Outline

  • CPR/AED Manual

  • Standard Precautions


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Purpose

  • To give professional rescuers the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to a victim of a breathing emergency using breathing devices and emergency oxygen.


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Standard Precautions

  • Precautions

    • Avoid contact with blood and body fluids.

    • Use personal protective equipment.

    • Avoid touching your nose, mouth or eyes while providing care.

    • Wash hands thoroughly after providing care.


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Resuscitation Masks

  • What is a resuscitation mask?

  • Benefits of using a resuscitation mask:

    • The possibility of disease transmission is reduced.

    • A seal is created over both the victim’s mouth and nose.

    • Air can be delivered to the victim more quickly through both the mouth and nose.

    • The device can be connected to emergency oxygen if it has an oxygen inlet, thus increasing the oxygen concentration the victim receives.

  • Characteristics of a resuscitation mask


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Bag-Valve-Mask Resuscitator

  • What is a BVM?

  • A BVM reduces the risk of disease transmission and increases the level of oxygen being delivered to a victim.

  • Rescuer 1 performs an initial assessment while Rescuer 2 assembles the BVM.

  • Rescuer 1 seals the mask and opens the airways.

  • Rescue 2 begins ventilations.

  • Look for movement and recheck for breathing and a pulse about every 2 minutes.


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Emergency Oxygen

  • An injured or ill person can benefit greatly from receiving air with a higher oxygen concentration.

  • To deliver emergency oxygen, you will need:

    • An oxygen cylinder.

    • A regulator with pressure gauge and flowmeter.

    • A delivery device.



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Delivery Devices emergency oxygen?

  • Nasal cannula: flow rate 1-6 LPM

  • Resuscitation mask: flow rate 6 -15 LPM

  • Non-rebreather mask: flow rate 10-15 LPM

  • BVM: flow rate 15 LPM or more


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Fixed-Flow-Rate Oxygen emergency oxygen?

  • Some emergency oxygen systems deliver oxygen at a fixed-flow rate.

    • Delivery device, regulator and cylinder already connected.

    • Reduces or eliminates need to assemble the equipment.

    • Easier and quicker to deliver emergency oxygen.


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What’s Next? emergency oxygen?

  • Review of Course Content

  • Final Exam

  • Closing


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