You are being redirected because this document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.
    This document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.


    Education and Training of Nonmedical Users of Portable Emergency Oxygen Inhalators at the Occupational Setting

    Published: 0

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF (152K) 10 $25   ADD TO CART
    Complete Source PDF (11M) 569 $69   ADD TO CART

    Cite this document

    X Add email address send
      .RIS For RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zoteo, and many others.   .DOCX For Microsoft Word


    As part of patient care procedures, many occupational sites keep portable emergency oxygen inhalator (PEOI) devices for use by nonmedical emergency responders. While many PEOIs seem simple to operate, standardized training in their use, mechanics, maintenance or storage is rarely provided by distributors or manufacturers. Even when supervision by medical practitioners is available, these topics are often not part of their clinical training. To attend to this, a standardized training course for PEOI users at occupational sites was created and tested. Core content areas in this course are: use of PEOIs for victims of oxygen deficiency due to accident or illness; appropriate transportation; handling; storage; and, refilling of cylinders. Inasmuch as PEOIs are becoming more common at the worksite, a standardized training program to insure safe use is essential.


    emergency oxygen inhalators, nonmedical responders, training, safe handling

    Author Information:

    Starr, LM
    directoradjunct professor, Medical Education and Research, Oxygen Therapy InstituteTolentine Hall, Villanova University, ArdmoreVillanova, PAPA

    Committee/Subcommittee: G04.02

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17786S