Oxygen, water and food are necessary for life, and of the three, the lack of oxygen will lead to death most rapidly. Dive injuries such as lung barotrauma, decompression illness and near drowning decrease a diver’s ability to metabolize oxygen.
Providing emergency oxygen at concentrations nearing 100 percent can reduce damage to oxygen starved tissues, making a dramatic difference in the injured divers’ conditions, and improving their response to further medical treatment.
When diving, help is not always close by. If you are diving in a remote location, be prepared to respond to an emergency with the DAN Rescue Pak Extended Care Oxygen Unit. With approximately an hour long supply of oxygen, this kit could improve the condition of a friend or family member suffering from decompression illness or another diving-related injury.
Proper training is required to administer oxygen, to find an instructor near you, visit DAN Training