• Level 3
  • 4 - 6 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Respiratory Care Training

This respiratory care training course is a combined day of ventilation, cough assist, nebulizers and oxygen therapy training courses.

Gain the required skills

This respiratory care training course is a combined day of the below courses:

Cough Assist
Oxygen Therapy

Full details can be found further down the page.

This course is designed as an update for care professionals who care for individuals with respiratory care needs.

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Course Summary

  • Definition of ventilation
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Reasons for ventilation
  • Different types of ventilation
  • Non invasive ventilation
  • Complication of ventilation and troubleshooting
  • Documentation
  • Reasons for assisted cough
  • Identifying health issues
  • Complications of cough assist
  • To understand the correct procedure for assisted cough
  • Troubleshooting and complications
  • Practical session (if unit available)
  • What is a nebuliser?
  • Who might use a nebuliser?
  • Drugs used in nebulisers
  • Equipment
  • Procedure
  • Discuss the indications for providing oxygen therapy
  • Understand professional role boundaries
  • Describe the adverse effects of oxygen delivery
  • To recognise the different oxygen delivery systems
  • To identify how to safely administer oxygen
  • Describe the specific nursing care
  • Documentation of care given

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Respiratory Care Training

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    Where Do You Deliver The Respiratory Care Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. We are also able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom (Zoom sessions for this course will only be available for Theory only sessions)

    Who Is This Respiratory Care Training For?

    This training is for anyone working within the health and social care sector.

    How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

    We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. For larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

    Will Attending This Training Make Me Competent?

    In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency - be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency, we will provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency pro-formas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy. We have put together this handy blog and video content to explain how this works - click here to read.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Respiratory Care Training

This respiratory care training course is a combined day of the below courses:

Full details can be found further down the page.

This course is designed as an update for care professionals who care for individuals with respiratory care needs.

Develop the Expertise to Provide Comprehensive Respiratory Care

Enrol in this comprehensive Respiratory Care Training course and gain a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of respiratory care.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage respiratory conditions, administer oxygen therapy, and provide assisted cough procedures.

Course Outline

  • Definition of Ventilation: Delve into the fundamentals of ventilation, exploring its definition, purposes, and various techniques.

  • Anatomy & Physiology: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the respiratory system, including its anatomy, physiology, and gas exchange mechanisms.

  • Reasons for Ventilation: Comprehend the medical conditions that necessitate mechanical ventilation and the different types of ventilation methods.

  • Non-invasive Ventilation: Discover the principles and applications of non-invasive ventilation, including its benefits and potential complications.

  • Complications of Ventilation and Troubleshooting: Learn how to recognise and manage the complications associated with mechanical ventilation, including optimising settings and troubleshooting common issues.

  • Documentation: Master the art of accurate and comprehensive documentation for respiratory care interventions, ensuring patient safety and continuity of care.

Assisted Cough

  • Reasons for Assisted Cough: Understand the indications for assisted cough, including conditions that impair effective coughing mechanisms.

  • Identifying Health Issues: Recognise the health conditions that necessitate assisted cough procedures and the potential complications associated with them.

  • Complications of Cough Assist: Learn how to identify and manage the potential complications of assisted cough procedures, ensuring patient safety.

  • Understanding the Correct Procedure for Assisted Cough: Master the proper technique for performing assisted cough procedures, ensuring patient comfort and optimising airway clearance.

  • Troubleshooting and Complications: Develop the ability to troubleshoot and manage common challenges encountered during assisted cough procedures, ensuring patient safety and optimal outcomes.

  • Practical Session (if unit available): Gain hands-on experience with assisted cough procedures through practical demonstrations and hands-on practice, reinforcing theoretical knowledge.


  • What is a Nebuliser? Explore the definition, purpose, and types of nebulisers used in respiratory care.

  • Who Might Use a Nebuliser? Identify the patient populations that commonly benefit from nebulizer therapy and the specific indications for its use.

  • Drugs Used in Nebulisers: Understand the various medications used in nebulizer therapy, including their indications and administration methods.

  • Equipment: Learn about the essential equipment and supplies required for nebulizer therapy, including nebulizer machines, masks, and spacers.

  • Procedure: Master the step-by-step procedure for administering nebuliser therapy, ensuring proper drug administration and patient comfort.

Oxygen Therapy

  • Indications for Providing Oxygen Therapy: Discuss the various medical conditions and circumstances that warrant oxygen therapy.

  • Understand Professional Role Boundaries: Recognise the professional role boundaries of healthcare professionals in providing oxygen therapy.

  • Describe the Adverse Effects of Oxygen Delivery: Identify the potential adverse effects of oxygen therapy and the measures to mitigate them.

  • Recognise the Different Oxygen Delivery Systems: Differentiate between the various oxygen delivery systems, including nasal cannulas, masks, and ventilators.

  • Identify How to Safely Administer Oxygen: Learn the proper techniques for safely administering oxygen, including assessing patient needs, adjusting delivery settings, and monitoring oxygen saturation levels.

  • Describe the Specific Nursing Care: Understand the specific nursing care considerations for patients receiving oxygen therapy, including documentation, patient education, and monitoring for complications.

Documentation of Care Given: Master the art of accurate and comprehensive documentation for oxygen therapy interventions, ensuring patient safety and continuity of care.

Join us and gain the confidence to manage respiratory conditions effectively, administer oxygen therapy safely, and perform assisted cough procedures with proficiency.

Who Should Attend:

Healthcare professionals seeking respiratory care knowledge, including:

  • Registered nurses expanding their practice to specialize in respiratory care.
  • Physician assistants improving their understanding of respiratory conditions and treatments.
  • Respiratory therapists staying current with advancements in respiratory care.
  • Nursing and physician assistant students preparing for certification exams.
  • Other healthcare professionals working with patients having respiratory conditions.

Respiratory Care Course Benefits:

Enrol in our Respiratory Care Training for:

  1. Enhanced Employability: Gain practical skills to excel in various healthcare settings.
  2. Improved Patient Care: Provide exceptional respiratory care, managing conditions, administering oxygen therapy, and performing assisted cough procedures proficiently.
  3. Patient Comfort and Well-being: Learn to assist patients in clearing airways, improving breathing, and enhancing overall respiratory health.
  4. Contribute to Patient Recovery: Vital role in supporting recovery from respiratory illnesses and promoting long-term respiratory health

Top 3 FAQs


Q: Who is the Respiratory Care Training designed for?

A: The training is designed for healthcare professionals, including registered nurses, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, nursing and physician assistant students, and other healthcare professionals working with patients having respiratory conditions.

Q: What specific knowledge and skills will I gain from the Respiratory Care Training?

A: The training provides a comprehensive understanding of respiratory care principles, including ventilation, nebulisers, oxygen therapy, and practical hands-on experience with assisted cough procedures. It equips participants with the skills needed to excel in various healthcare settings.

Q: How can Respiratory Care Training benefit my career?

A: Enrolling in the training enhances employability by making participants more marketable as skilled respiratory care professionals. It provides the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in respiratory care, contribute to improved patient care, and play a vital role in facilitating the recovery of patients with respiratory illnesses.

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