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Join DAN at Beneath the Sea 2019
>We hope to see you at Beneath the Sea 2019, March 29-31 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. Check out the following seminars from the experts in dive safety.9:30 The Vanishing 24/7 Chambers Marty McCafferty
>10:30 Don't Leave Your Liability Insurance on Cruise Control Rochelle Wright
>11:30 Ear and Sinus Barotrauma for the Dive Professional and Every Diver Marty McCafferty
>12:00 Professional Liability Insurance Seminar Rochelle Wright
>12:30 DAN Instructor/Instructor Trainer Update Patty Seery
>1:30 Risk Mitigation for the Safety-Conscious Dive Operation: A Systematic Approach Francois Burman
>2:30 The DAN Emergency Hotline: Prepared for the Unusual Marty McCafferty
>3:30 Will My Emergency Plan Work When I Need It? Francois Burman
>10:00 Common Safety Concerns: Are You Really Prepared? Francois BurmanThe Vanishing 24/7 Chambers
>Although there are nearly 1,600 hyperbaric chambers in U.S. alone, the number of chambers willing to accept emergencies, including dive injuries, continues to decrease, potentially leading to longer treatment delays.
>Don't Leave Your Liability Insurance on Cruise Control
>Learn about DAN Professional Liability Insurance, protection from a trusted industry leader.
>Ear and Sinus Barotrauma for the Dive Professional and Every Diver
>Following a review of anatomy and dive physics, this presentation will cover techniques that dive educators can use to assist divers with equalization troubles, including prudent and appropriate use of various medications.
>DAN Instructor/Instructor Trainer Update
>This is the annual update for DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers who teach DAN first-aid courses. The update will cover upcoming course tweaks and include tips for managing refreshers. If you have not taught in the last 24 months, attendance may count toward maintaining active teaching status.
>Risk Mitigation for the Safety-Conscious Dive Operation: A Systematic Approach (DAN HIRA Program)
>By being proactively aware of the risks, dive operators can play a critical role in ensuring the safety of their clients and, just as importantly, the safety of their staff and their business.
>The DAN Emergency Hotline: Prepared for the Unusual
>DAN Medical Services regularly fields calls that involve the unexpected and unusual, but each call is taken seriously and with respect.
>Will My Emergency Plan Work When I Need It?
>Emergency action plans are neither generic slates that cover all possible medical emergencies or "just call DAN." However, no two dive operations are the same, and it pays to customize your plans to your circumstances.
>DAN director of hyperbaric safety Francois Burman is an engineer from Cape Town, South Africa. He serves as an international safety consultant in diving and hyperbaric medicine, conducts safety surveys of recompression facilities globally and lectures on several hyperbaric safety programs.
>DAN medical information specialist Marty McCafferty has been both a dive instructor and a paramedic since 1995. He has experience teaching disabled divers and as an EMT instructor and AHA BLS and first aid instructor. He has been with DAN since 2004.
>Patty Seery is director of training at DAN. She has been a licensed health care provider for more than 30 years. Her academic background is in education for health care professionals. An avid diver, she has dive experiences in diverse locations around the world and is a scuba instructor trainer.
>Rochelle "Shelli" Wright is manager of professional programs at DAN. This position has allowed her to mix her long career as an insurance agent with one of her favorite pastimes. Shelli is passionate about dive education and is a certified scuba instructor, technical diver and cave diver.