Brass core regulators provide O2for both demand and constant-flow delivery.
This upgrade delivers O2 to a breathing or nonbreathing patient.
Consider the amount of time it would require for EMS to reach your location, you should
have enough oxygen for the duration.
If you are going to store your oxygen kit near water, then a waterproof case is
recommended. A nylon kit is lighter and easier to transport for other situations.
In most states and provinces, you will need to provide a medical prescription or a DAN
Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries certification card.
Like any container that holds a pressurized gas, tanks need to be kept in an area with
minimal exposure to moisture and heat. Secure your O2 cylinder to prevent tipping hazard.
Oxygen equipment should be checked monthly to verify that the tank is full and all equipment is functional. Tanks should be visually inspected every year by a certified technician and pressure tested every five years. Oxygen regulators should be serviced every two years.
You can participate in a DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injures course.
This course will familarize you with the proper usage and care of your DAN oxygen kit.
DAN Oxygen Units contain a demand inhalator valve (similar to a scuba regulator second stage). When an injured diver begins breathing through the mask and a proper seal between the mask and the injured diver's face is maintained, the injured diver will receive as high a concentration of oxygen as possible. With the demand inhalator valve, oxygen flows only when the injured diver inhales, and the available oxygen supply will often last much longer than with a constant-flow system. You may use either an oronasal mask or an oronasal resuscitation mask to fit the demand valve to the injured diver's face.
The manually triggered ventilator, also known as a flow-restricted oxygen-powered resuscitator, is a dual function regulator. It allows the rescuer to provide emergency oxygen to a nonbreathing or inadequately breathing injured diver with optimal oxygen levels. The user can start or stop the oxygen flow immediately by activating a button similar to the purge button of a scuba regulator. It can also function as a demand valve that can deliver maximum oxygen concentrations to the breathing diver and minimizes the gas waste.
Manually triggered ventilators offer several advantages. They deliver higher concentrations of oxygen than rescue breathing with supplemental oxygen and are less tiring for the rescuers delivering care. The high concentration of oxygen available helps compensate for any loss that arises as a result of poor mask seal. The DAN MTV-100 has a safety valve that stops oxygen flow to prevent pulmonary injuries.
The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals
in the techniques of administering emergency oxygen for a suspected diving injury. This course introduces participants
to the fundaments of dive-injury recognition and proper first responder care with a variety of oxygen delivery systems.