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Medical Assisting > Respiratory Care
This module provides knowledge of how to perform oxygen assessments to ensure a therapeutic level of oxygen is being delivered in a safe manner.

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Supplemental oxygen administration is a therapeutic medical treatment that is used to maintain a patient's normal SpO2 level. Ongoing assessment and evaluation must be carried out to ensure the treatment is safe and effective.This module will provide knowledge of how to perform oxygen assessments to ensure a therapeutic level of oxygen is being delivered in a safe manner. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator will test your ability to recognize oxygen administration equipment. Practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want until you are confident.

You’ll learn

  • pre-procedure considerations
  • indications for oxygen therapy
  • how to calculate the oxygen levels in tissue
  • how to recognize when hypoxia might be present and the calculations used to determine hypoxia
  • the proper steps for applying oxygen administration devices
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Step 1 - Module introduction and expectations
Step 2 - Tissue oxygenation and assessment
Step 2.1 - Tissue oxygenation
Step 2.2 - Tissue hypoxia
Step 2.3 - Clinical signs and symptoms
Step 3 - Oxygen administration techniques
Step 3.1 - Indications for oxygen therapy
Step 3.2 - Oxygen delivery device selection
Step 3.3 - Oxygen delivery device features
Step 3.3.1 - Nasal cannula
Step 3.3.2 - Simple mask
Step 3.3.3 - Partial rebreather mask
Step 3.3.4 - Non-rebreather mask
Step 3.3.5 - Tracheostomy mask
Step 3.3.6 - Air entrainment mask
Step 3.3.7 - High-flow nasal cannula
Step 4 - Proper steps for applying oxygen administration devices
Step 4.1 - Apply nasal cannula
Step 4.2 - Apply simple mask
Step 4.3 - Apply partial rebreather mask
Step 4.4 - Apply non-rebreather mask
Step 4.5 - Apply air entrainment mask
Step 4.6 - Apply high-flow nasal cannula
Step 5 - Patient monitoring and documentation
Step 5.1 - Monitor the patient
Step 5.2 - Chart documentation
  • Describe pre-procedure considerations for various types of oxygen administration equipment.
  • Describe and demonstrate the proper assembly of various types of oxygen administration equipment.
  • Identify the appropriate oxygen administration equipment based on patient conditions and evaluations.
  • Identify patient 'sats' (oxygen saturation levels) that require adjusted oxygen treatment methods.
  • Define and use related medical terminology.
  • Understand Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Understand correct post-procedure considerations.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA), Patient Safety Act, and Patients' Bill of Rights.

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  • a quiz
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