Administration of Emergency Medical Gases

6 hours classroom based learning


Ideal for refreshing or learning new skills

Onsite or Open Courses

Discount on multiple bookings

Who is this for?

This qualification is aimed at those working in health care settings who are required to administer Oxygen and Entonox® as part of their role. This includes, but is not limited to pre-hospital care providers. This is not a licence to practice qualification and employers should ensure they have full and rigorous Clinical Governance in place to be able to allow employees to administer medical gasses..

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Qualifications Network UK

This course is regulated by QNUK, one of the most recognised Awarding Bodies within the first aid sector. By undertaking regulated training, this removes the need for employers to complete due diligence on the course. For more details check out our blog about regulated vs non regulated

Learners will be taught the following:

  • Understand the principles of administering oxygen in an emergency situation
  • Demonstrate how to administer oxygen to a casualty
  • Understand the principles of administering Entonox®
  • Demonstrate how to administer Entonox® to a casualty

This qualification requires learners to be able to complete 100% of the practical activities which include:

  • Preparation of a 100% non-rebreathe mask
  • Preparation of a 28% mask
  • Preparation of a simple mask
  • Prepatation of a nasual cannulae
  • Setup up pocket mask for effective delivery
  • Correct setup of BVM
  • Demonstrate operational checks

As well as the practical elements, learners will need to achieve a mark of 70% or more in an examination taken at the end of the course. This is a multiple choice exam of 10 questions of which a minimum of 7 must be answered correctly.

On completion of both practical and theory elements, a certificate is issued which is valid for 3 years.

In October 2013, the way in which first aid courses were approved changed. This means that employers are now legally responsible for completing due diligence on any training provider they use.

There are two routes to doing this:


  • Regulated Training

    Choosing a training provider who offers Ofqual certification on their courses. The HSE state that you do not need to go through their checklist as the training provider offers Ofqual regulated qualifications and thus the training provider has already completed the due diligence for you.


If you have a group of learners who need training in this qualification, our best prices come from us being able to come to your venue.

We will work with you to ensure that your venue is suitable for training and your learners will receive the same great training as if they were attending one of our open courses.

Plus it gives you greater control over training dates and we can accomodate your training whenever you require it. Weekends, evenings and normal working week training available.

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