DAN Diver Medical Technician

Overview | Continuing Education

Diver Medical Technician

Designed for those wishing to become a DMT, the course offers lectures presented by internationally known faculty, invasive skills training and hands on chamber operations. It gives participants an opportunity to learn at the DAN headquarters.

Topics include:
  • role and responsibilities of the DMT
  • diving physics and physiology
  • inert gas narcosis
  • gas toxicities
  • ear and sinuse barotrauma
  • otoscope use
  • decompression sickness (DCS)
  • pulmonary barotrauma and AGE
  • commercial and sat operations
  • evaluating medical fitness to dive
  • clinical invasive skills (IV, airway, Foley)
  • patient assessment
  • wound closure

  • Program Certification
  • The National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology has certified the DAN DMT course as a Module 16 program.
  • Each course is limited to 15 persons.

  • Prerequisites
    To participate in this program, candidates must hold current EMT-B or higher certification.

    Optional DAN Training Day
    Interested and qualified candidates may also elect to stay an additional day to receive DAN Instructor or Instructor Trainer certification in several DAN training programs.
  • To be a DAN Instructor, candidates must be, at minimum, a divemaster or higher and a CPR instructor.
  • To be a DAN Instructor Trainer, candidates must be instructor trainers or course directors with a recognized scuba diving training organization.

  • Course Offerings
  • January 6-10, 2014 Fredericksburg, VA Event listing
  • March 10-14, 2014 Catalina Island, CA Event listing
  • May 2-6, 2013 Philadelphia, PA Event listing

  • Course Registration
    Visit the DAN Event listings for all scheduled course offerings and registration information.

    Need More Information?
    For more information about course content and registration, contact DAN Education at +1-919-684-2948, ext. 555 or email dmt@dan.org.


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