Course duration - 3 hours
Qualification achieved - Certification from Health Technical Ltd.
Entry requirements - N/A
Refresher course needed - Refresher or e-learning required annually (1.5 hours)
Health Technical Ltd. offers a 3 hour training course for Nurses in the safe use and handling of Medical Gas Cylinders as well as the use of probes in Terminal Units. The training includes both theoretical and practical elements and covers the following:
•The properties and hazards of medical gases
•The correct storage conditions for medical gas cylinders on wards
•The identity of gas cylinders from cylinder colour coding and attached labels
•The safe transport of medical gas cylinders with patients
•Responding to medical gas alarms
•Safely and correctly inserting and removing probes from Terminal Units
This course is mandatory for all nurses involved in the use of medical gases in their everyday job.
After initial training, a refresher or E-learning course should be accessed annually (1.5 hours).