Additionally, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability. Recognizing signs and symptoms of a possible stroke and activating EMS can minimize lasting effects.
The Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtain essential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency or suspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to emergency medical services.
The DAN Neurological Assessment course is designed to:
Only medical professionals should diagnose medical conditions. The information you gather while performing a neurological assessment can be useful to the emergency physician in understanding the extent of the injury and how it has changed during the time it took to transport the patient to definitive care.
Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge development: 1 hour
Skills development: 3 hours
The time needed to teach the course varies depending on several factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.
Topics covered in Neurological Assessment include:
Course participants must complete the DAN Neurological Assessment examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
Recertification is required every 24 months.