EMR Chapter – R02 | Oxygen Therapy

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EMR Training | Oxygen Therapy | Chapter EMR-R02

EMR Training | Airway Management | Chapter EMR-R02 begins with an introduction to the care of the subject. We subsequently explore  in-depth the following topics

  1. Importance of Oxygen.
  2. Hazards of Oxygen.
  3. Oxygen Therapy Equipment, and.
  4. Administering Oxygen.

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  Furthermore, you will receive a certificate for CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMR Recertification Session 1 curriculum.  Hence, if you sign up for EMR Recertification, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

Excerpts from Oxygen Therapy for the Emergency Medical Responder

Other oxygen-delivery devices are:

  • The nasal cannula is used to deliver low concentrations of supplemental oxygen to a breathing patient.
  • A non-rebreather mask that is used to deliver high concentrations of supplemental oxygen.

Now, which of these should you use and when?

Ideally, choose nasal cannula when patients are in mild to moderate distress and need about 25 percent to 45 percent oxygen. These devices can deliver oxygen at the rate of one to six liters per minute.

On the other hand, choose a non-rebreather mask when patients are in moderate to severe distress and need about 80 to 95 percent oxygen. These devices can deliver oxygen at the rate of 10 to 15 liters per minute.

Many times, you’d want to use the blow-by-delivery method for patients who will not tolerate traditional masks or cannula placed on the face. It is especially good for small children.

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Course Content

EMR Training | Oxygen Therapy | Chapter EMR-R02

  • Lesson 0 – Chapter Introduction
  • Lesson 1 – Oxygen as a Drug
  • Lesson 2 – Oxygen Delivery System
  • Lesson 3 – Process of Administering Oxygen
  • Lesson 4 – Chapter Review
  • EMR Recert | EMS Care Ch EMR-R02 | Oxygen Therapy | QUIZ

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