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Divers Alert Network encourages divers from all levels of certification to get first-aid training so they are prepared to respond to diving injuries, including marine life injuries. The following chapter details some of the first-aid techniques and treatments mentioned throughout the book, including thermolysis, antivenoms and the pressure immobilization technique. However, it is important to emphasize that reading and understanding these materials is not a substitute for first-aid training.

If you have not been formally trained, DAN highly recommends you find a qualified instructor. To find a First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries instructor, visit DAN.org/Training/Directory.

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