Medical Gases Awareness

Ashfield Services
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

What's covered on the day?

The course will provide an overview of commonly used gases in the health and social care sectors. The course will identify why medical gases are used and in that what circumstances they are utilised.It will then progress to the identification of gas cylinders and how to safely store and handle cylinders and other health and Safety requirements. Thus, enabling participants to competently and confidently use and apply their knowledge to the care arena. Competency of Practice will be outlined and explained..


The learners will complete a knowledge assessment at the end of the course to demonstrate their learning and understanding.

This can then be included in their portfolio of evidence to support their evidence of continuing professional development. Following the course, participants will have to undergo a competency assessment in their workplace.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify medical gases, associated hazards and the necessary precautions
  • Understand and identify different types of medical gases and their uses
  • Correctly and safely use medical gas cylinders
  • Use flow meters and understand describe the nurses role in the use of the piped medical gas system
  • Define what to do in an emergency situation and the correct response to alarms
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