Oxygen Therapy


eCPD Tutorial – unlimited lifetime access!



Course Summary

There are many conditions where a patient may require supplemented oxygen, for example, dyspnoea, shock, sepsis, SIRs and head trauma.  This 45 minute eCPD tutorial will cover:


  • Definitions and causes for hypoxaemia and hypoxia.
  • Methods of oxygen delivery both non-invasive and invasive
  • Comparison of techniques with reference to the fractional inspired oxygen concentration (FiO2) that they provide to the patient, the needs of the patient, patient compliance, patient size, degree of hypoxaemia, anticipated duration of delivery, skill and equipment available.
  • Humidification of Oxygen
  • Oxygen Toxicity
  • Other Complications of Oxygen Therapy
  • Assessment of Oxygenation and Ventilation

Course Tutor

Samantha McMillan  BSc (Hons), VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), DipAVN (Medical), RVN


Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 45 minutes CPD.


Course Notes

Course notes written by Samantha McMillan are included with this tutorial.


Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available).  Every eCPD tutorial now comes with lifelong access, so you can view the tutorial as may times as you like, with no time limits!


If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.

This eCPD tutorial is worth 45 minutes of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the tutorial.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.



Samantha McMillan

BSc (Hons), VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), DipAVN (Medical), RVN


Sam spent 12 years working in several university and referral hospitals, where she gained the DipAVN in 2006 and VTS (Anesthesia) in 2007.  In 2014 Sam joined Anglia Ruskin University as lecturer in Advanced Veterinary Nursing and Course Leader for the BSc(Hons) in Veterinary Nursing before beginning her PhD research full-time in 2016. Sam’s main interests include anaesthesia and surgical nursing with particular interests in patient safety in anaesthesia, surgery and recovery, infection control and acute and chronic pain.

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