DAN-UHMS Fall 2020 Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

Dates:* October 3–10, 2020Location:* Anse Chastanet, St. LuciaPhone:* 800-446-2671 ext 1556Fax:* 919-493-3456Email:* dan.uhms.cme@dan.orgRegistration formJointly sponsored by Divers Alert Network and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the course is designed primarily for physicians. However, emergency medical personnel, paramedics, nurses...
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Recomendaciones de DAN para el entrenamiento de primeros auxilios

Hemos recibido muchas consultas de parte de instructores y estudiantes acerca de presentarse o no a un cursos de RCP y primeros auxilios durante esta pandemia. Desafortunadamente, un entrenamiento efectivo de primeros auxilios requiere la práctica de habilidades con contacto cercano con otras personas, lo que es incompatible con las normas de...
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Scuba Units: Not Suitable Substitutes for Ventilators

DAN has received several inquiries about the use of scuba equipment to aid in the battle against COVID-19. Unfortunately, scuba units are not suitable substitutes for ventilators. Do not attempt to use a nonmedical device to try to treat a person with compromised lung function; this could result in severe injury or death of the patient. On March...
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First Aid Training Recommendations from DAN

We have received many inquiries from both instructors and students about holding and attending CPR and first aid classes during this pandemic. Unfortunately, effective first aid training requires practicing skills in close contact with other people, which is incompatible with the social distancing guidelines recommended by the CDC, WHO and most...
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DAN alienta a los buceadores y operadores de buceo a desinfectar el equipo de buceo apropiadamente

DURHAM, NC – 11 de marzo 2020 - Debido al reciente brote del nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19), han surgido preguntas en la comunidad de buceo acerca de la transmisión del virus al utilizar equipamiento rentado, especialmente los reguladores. Con la amenaza del coronavirus, los buceadores quieren saber qué precauciones se están tomando para evitar la...
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DAN Encourages Divers and Dive Operators to Properly Disinfect Dive Gear

In light of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), questions have arisen in the dive community about disease transmission when using rental equipment, especially regulators. With the threat of coronavirus on everyone's minds, divers want to know what precautions are being taken against the spread of disease. Properly sanitizing...
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DAN Announces New Cardiac Health Research Grant

DURHAM, NC – February 19, 2020 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has announced its newest research grant, the Alfred Bove DAN Research Grant for Cardiac Health in Scuba Diving. The grant was established in memory of Dr. Alfred Bove, a cardiologist and dive medicine specialist who contributed significantly to the field of dive medicine. In a career...
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DAN Announces 2020 Dive Show Attendance

DAN will be attending the following dive shows in 2020. Come learn about our latest products and programs or just stop by to say hello. We look forward to seeing you!


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Dive Industry Raises More Than $220,000 for Conception Families

DURHAM, NC – December 18, 2019 – Divers and dive industry organizations have raised $220,961 for the families who lost loved ones in the Conception disaster. Thirty-four divers perished when the vessel caught fire on September 2 in California's Channel Islands."It has been heartening to see the dive industry and the community of divers around the...
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DAN Seeks Community Support for Its Work on Behalf of Divers

DURHAM, NC – December 3, 2019 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is now accepting donations to The DAN Foundation, a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, through its year-end giving campaign.This year's campaign asks divers to envision what diving would be like without DAN's trusted services such as its 24-hour emergency hotline, medical information...
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DAN Unveils New Air Quality and Dive Boat Safety E-Learning Courses

DURHAM, NC – November 6, 2019 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has released two new e-learning courses for dive professionals, boat operators and anyone interested in learning more about safe diving practices. These courses, designed by DAN's risk mitigation and training experts, offer those who put divers in the water an opportunity to refine the...
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DAN Awards Prestigious Hamilton Research Grant to Jens-Christian Meiners

DURHAM, NC – July 17, 2019 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has awarded the 2019 DAN/R.W. Hamilton Dive Medicine Research Grant to Dr. Jens-Christian Meiners to fund his research in the mechanics of gas bubble formation and dissolution in spinal cord tissue.A longtime scuba diver, Meiners is a professor of physics and biophysics at the University of...
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DAN Offers Resources for Dive Pros Seeking Liability Coverage

DURHAM, NC – June 11, 2019 – If you're a dive professional, it may be time to renew your annual liability coverage. It's also a great time to gain insight into the specifics of liability insurance and understand what sets DAN Risk Retention Group apart from other liability insurance providers.Most importantly, DAN RRG is more than just an...
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David Wilkinson Named 2019 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year

DURHAM, NC – April 17, 2019 – Divers Alert Network® and Rolex® are pleased to announce that Dr. David Wilkinson has been selected as the 2019 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year. The award was presented on Saturday, April 13, at the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society® 45th Annual Awards Program in New York.Dr. Wilkinson is a senior staff specialist...
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