DAN Training & Education
Oxygen first aid is considered to be the most effective first aid treatment for a diver injured while diving, after ensuring the diver's airway, breathing and circulation.
Thanks to an agreement between DAN and Praxair, a global industrial, medical, specialty and diving gas manufacturer, DAN-certified Oxygen Providers throughout the United States and Canada can obtain oxygen USP, or medical-grade oxygen
The following resources are being provided in order to improve access to emergency oxygen.
Important Advisory from FDA and NIOSH Oxygen Regulator Fires
The FDA has received 12 reports in which regulators used with oxygen cylinders have burned or exploded, in some cases injuring personnel. Some of the incidents occurred during emergency medical use or during routine equipment checks.
Oxygen Use Survey Card
DAN Research is studying the effectiveness of the oxygen as first aid for diving emergencies. Unfortunately, DAN often doesnít know when oxygen first aid is used in the field. If you havenít received a copy of the Oxygen Use Survey Card, but would like to have a copy on hand to submit to DAN, you may download it here (PDF: 53 KB).