Divers Alert Network Presents Newly Revised Programs at Beneath the Sea Show

4/15/2013 1:16:01 PM

Popular DAN programs provide effective ways for divers to increase their safety skills and knowledge

This weekend’s Beneath the Sea Show in New Jersey provides an excellent opportunity to show attendees to learn about FOUR newly revised DAN training programs focused on the proper first aid care for diving injuries. The annual Show is one of the largest in the country and representatives from DAN will be on hand to talk about the four courses, as well as provide the opportunity to test your CPR skills.

According to William Ziefle, DAN President and CEO, the courses are part of DAN’s on-going mission to encourage and promote scuba diver safety and continuing education. “It’s been said that a good diver is always learning, and we couldn’t agree more. These programs help teach every diver the important skills necessary to respond to diving, as well as non-diving medical emergencies, including basic life support and first aid.”

DAN courses provide an introduction for divers should they need to provide medical assistance or interact with emergency personnel. Each program is outlined below and on the DAN website.

  • Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of administering emergency oxygen for a suspected diving injury. This course introduces participants to the fundamentals of dive-injury recognition and proper first-responder care with a variety of oxygen delivery systems.
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish or other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort and pain.
  • Neurological Assessment The Neurological Assessment Course teaches participants how to conduct a layman's neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.
  • Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support (BLS) to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services.

For information about the newly-revised DAN training programs or on becoming a DAN member, visit the DAN Booth at the Beneath the Sea Show. You can also contact DAN Member Relations at 800-446-2671 or visit the DAN website.

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