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Trainings & Assessments

A range of on-site and remote training courses to enable you to use medical fluids for your patients in complete safety.

Training Packages

To help ensure that your staff receives the relevant training and that their competencies are maintained at a high level, Air Liquide Medical have created specialist training programmes.

Medical Gases are medicines which should be prescribed and administered by trained and competent individuals. Hazards can arise from incorrect handling and storage of Medical Gases, thus, training of staff involved in cylinder management is essential.

The courses are modular to allow flexibility, with learning tailored to the needs of the audience and includes presentations, team-based workshops and knowledge reviews to test competency.

The courses we offer are:

OptimAL Basic Medical Gas Safety Training - This course gives an overview of Medical Gases and covers general guidance of their everyday use.

OptimAL Medical Gas Safety Training for Trainers - This half day course (three hours) provides guidance in the safe handling, storage and use of gas cylinders within your hospital. This course is for individuals at a managerial or supervisory level e.g. Ward Managers, existing Nurse Trainers, Senior Theatre Nurses, Portering or Estates Supervisors or those who work in a direct management role in relation to the Medical Gases cylinders e.g. Pharmacy Porters/Technicians who control ordering and Medical Physics staff

OptimAL Equanox Training - This course is designed specifically for individuals at managerial or supervisory level who have experience of the use of Equanox and the clinical management of patients. The course encourages a great deal of discussion regarding current working practices and Health and Safety management in the delegates working environment. This approach has been excellent in spreading ‘best-practice’

E-Learning – a comprehensive web based learning packages for health care professionals. Easy to access covering a broad range of guidance and advice on the safe use of Medical Gases.

Risk Assessments

Every employer has a duty to effectively assess and minimise risk in the workplace and in order to help you, we offer risk assessments to identify potential hazards in the areas of your site that use and store medical gas cylinders.

A risk assessment of your gas storage areas will identify potential hazards, encourage a safer working environment and give guidelines for best practice when using medical gas cylinders.

With a nominated member of staff, we assess your gas storage areas and identify potential hazards. Notes and photographic evidence are taken during the assessment for reference.

After the assessment, we rate the severity and likelihood of the hazards individually by using a matrix system. We then discuss current control measures and help you to formulate an action plan to eliminate these hazards.

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