Divers Alert Network® has announced the 2011 course dates for both its popular DAN® Diver Medical Technician (DMT) program and its new DMT continuing education program. Aspiring and current DMTs are encouraged to register early; the DMT course routinely fills months in advance and almost always has a waiting list. The new DMT continuing education course followed suit in its 2010 debut.
DMTs fulfill a unique role among divers. They serve as the critical first step in the dive medicine chain, caring for injured divers on the scene and acting as tenders in the hyperbaric chamber. DMTs also provide an alternative to the presence of qualified hyperbaric physicians at every dive site, responding to emergency medical situations, managing the situation and communicating effectively with DAN and physicians in remote locations.
The DAN DMT course offers lectures presented by internationally known faculty, hands-on practical skills and the experience gained through more than 40 hours of classroom, lab and experience at local hyperbaric facilities. Lecture topics include: the role and responsibilities of the DMT; review of gas laws; gas toxicities; the ears and sinuses; otoscope use; decompression sickness (DCS); physical exams and invasive and noninvasive procedures. The DAN DMT course is certified by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology as a Module 16 program. Each course is limited to 12 persons.
2011 DMT Course Dates
|April 3-8||Durham, N.C.|
|Sept. 11-16||Durham, N.C.|
If you are already a certified DMT, DAN now offers 24 continuing education hours for DMTs who need to renew their certification; recertification requires 48 continuing education hours every two years.
The purpose of the course is to recertify all DMT-As and upgrade all DMT-Basics to the newly standardized DMT rating, which took effect in January 2010. The DAN course provides attendees the opportunity to earn eight hours of diving and emergency medicine credits and 16 hours of clinical lab time, for a total of 24 hours of DMT continuing education that can be applied toward recertification.
2011 DMT Continuing Education Course Dates
|March 6-8||Durham, N.C.|
|Aug. 7-9||Durham, N.C.|
For additional information or to register for a 2011 DMT course, contact DAN Education at 919-684-2948 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.