>Recognize signs of Stroke & Decompression Illness
>Learn how to conduct a layman's neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.
Recognize nervous system injury
Learn assessment techniques
Uncover subtle changes
4 HoursStroke is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability according to the American Heart Association. Decompression illness (DCI) can present as a neurological injury associated with scuba diving. Rapid recognition of and response to a suspected neurological injury, regardless of cause, can help convince >the injured person of the need for emergency oxygen and help the responder monitor the injured person's condition and report findings to emergency medical services (EMS).The DAN Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtain >essential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency or >suspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to EMS.