Gaseous Exchange: Oxygen

This micro skills course describes how oxygen is transported in the blood to the tissues and vital organs.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Anaesthetists

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Describe how oxygen is transferred from the air to the arterial blood
  2. Explain how the respiratory and cardiovascular system interact to maintain normal arterial PO2
  3. Describe the mechanisms by which oxygen is transported in the blood
  4. Identify the factors affecting tissue oxygen delivery
  5. Describe which measurements can be used to assess the adequacy of tissue oxygen delivery

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.