As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider course provides entry-level training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid.
This advanced-level program is designed to train existing DAN Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 or a bag valve mask while providing care for a nonbreathing injured diver.
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 diver discomfort and pain.
More than 10 percent of all dive fatalities are actually caused by cardiovascular disease, according to DAN dive accident and fatality statistics. This course teaches divers and other interested parties to provide care for sudden cardiac arrest, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AEDs).
Learn 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 (BLS) includes airway-management skills such as the log roll and recovery position, one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and additional skills like caring for a choking person, controlling bleeding and caring for a person in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as illness and injury assessments, bandaging and splinting skills and emergency moves.
The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs.
Learn the knowledge and skills from several courses into one single approach to dive emergency management.
This program is intended for divers who are required to have first aid, CPR and oxygen first aid training prior to diving as part of their job responsibilities. It combines the key skills of CPR and first aid training with the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, AEDs for Scuba Diving and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries courses.
If you want to know more than just basic first aid techniques, this program is for you. This modular program includes advanced information for the layman relating to fitness to dive, safety planning and basic physical examinations.
Part 2 builds on the foundation from Part 1. This program provides information regarding topics such as decompression illness, barotraumas and equipment-related safety issues and includes skill development on taking a blood pressure and using an EpiPen in the event of a severe allergic reaction.
This final part of the series provides information regarding gas toxicities, drowning, ear barotrauma and use of an otoscope.