Oxygen & Nebuliser

To provide underpinning knowledge associated with best practice for providing safe and effective oxygen and nebuliser therapy and raise awareness of the legal implications of the NMC and organisational policies regarding oxygen and nebuliser therapy.

To promote the safety and well-being of all patients who require oxygen and nebuliser therapy.


By the end of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Discuss legal and professional responsibilities associated with administering oxygen and nebuliser therapy with local and national guidance
  • Follow procedures for gaining consent and correct documentation
  • Describe relevant anatomy and physiology in relation to breathing and respiration
  • List clinical indications for oxygen and nebuliser therapy
  • Understand the need to manage health and safety risk and list safety considerations applicable to oxygen and nebuliser therapy
  • Identify and discuss the range of available equipment
  • List the range of necessary relevant observations required and their significance


Practitioners will be assessed by –

  • Ability to answer questions during course
  • Discussion following feedback from activities
  • Completing a post course knowledge assessment


Course content

  • Legal and professional considerations and responsibilities
  • Consent for care and treatment
  • Terminology
  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Causes of oxygen deprivation
  • Signs of deteriorating respiratory function
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Target oxygen saturations
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Variable performance devices
  • Fixed performance devices
  • Oxygen provision methods
  • Clinical hazards
  • Oxygen therapy procedure guidelines
  • Ongoing care
  • Nebulisers
  • Nebuliser issues
  • Indications for nebuliser use
  • Types of nebulisers
  • Droplet size
  • Chamber volume
  • Use and cautions
  • Principles of Nursing Practice
  • Knowledge assessment


Medex Group Limited
Botanical Gardens Business Centre,
3 Southbourne Road,
S10 2QN

t: 0114 266 5264
e: info@medexgroup.co.uk



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