Basic Medical Gas Training – Skills for Health Certified

This online training course covers a wide range of topics relating to basic medical gas training within the healthcare industry, such as bulk oxygen storage systems, use of analgesic gas and use of oxygen. The course will take approximately one hour to complete, and at the end of the training there are a number of multiple choice questions based on the course content, which must be answered correctly to pass the course.

Train Healthcare are fully aligned with Skills For Health and have been awarded the Skills for Health ‘Quality Mark’ for our face to face and e-learning training courses.

Course Content:



Safety and storage of cylinders

Preparation and use of cylinders

Resuscitation equipment

Equipment selection – regulators, flowmeters


Risk Assessment

Safe handling of medical gas cylinders

Bulk oxygen storage systems

Safe operation of gas cylinders

Use of Oxygen

Use of analgesic gas

Prescribing and Administration

Learning Outcomes:

Correctly be able to identify gas cylinders

Recognise how different cylinders operate

Have an awareness of flammability hazards

Be able to identify correct gas control equipment

Be aware of safe cylinder management

Be able to undertake risk assessments when using gas cylinders

Recognise the hazards of using incorrect manual handling techniques

Understand the importance of appropriate storage facilities in line with safe working practices

The basic principles of oxygen administration and use.


Online assessment