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 injured divers’ condition, and improving their response to further medical treatment.
The DAN Rescue Pak is a small, lightweight and portable oxygen delivery system designed for activities being conducted close to emergency services. With an approximately 20 minute supply of oxygen, this kit can significantly improve a person’s chances of recovery when dealing with a diving related injury.
Proper training is required to administer oxygen, to find an instructor near you visit DAN Training