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New course supports safe use of medical gases and cylinders used in healthcare

Posted on: August 29th, 2023 by Vanessa Bassnett No Comments

Healthcare staff who use, move, set up, purchase and operate medical gas cylinders and gases can access new elearning which aims to reduce risk of handling medical gas cylinders and improve patient and staff safety. 

The safe use, storage and set up of medical gases and cylinders used in healthcare programme has seven modules covering a range of topics including properties of medical gases used in healthcare, safe storage and handling and patient safety and risk reduction. 

This new course is an update to the e4Equipment (E4E), medical equipment programme on e-learning for healthcare (elfh), which supports clinical staff to ensure their medical equipment knowledge is relevant and up to date. 

It is available on the elfh Hub and has been developed by elfh and the National Association of Medical Device Educators and Trainers (NAMDET) with input from MHRA, the NHS England National Patient Safety Team and major medical gas suppliers for the UK. 

The course will support healthcare staff in primary and secondary care, community settings, the private sector and industry partners and can be offered as an alternative to paid for courses provided by manufacturers and private training companies. 

To access this course please follow this link: Medical Equipment – elearning for healthcare (

elfh is a NHS England programme in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies