- The first step in being prepared to handle a diving emergency is education.
- DAN Basic Life Support &
- Oxygen Provider
- These courses teach you the first aid steps to care for an injured diver and interact with medical professionals.
Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving
This course will teach you the techniques of emergency oxygen administration for suspected diving injuries and nonfatal drowning. You will learn the fundamentals of recognizing dive-injuries along with response and management.
Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid
You will learn how to perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with heart attacks and respiratory arrest. Managing shock and controlling external bleeding are other skills covered that can help save lives.
You will learn about:
- Primary & Secondary Assessments
- Signs & symptoms of common medical emergencies
- Stroke Assessment
- Atmospheric gases
- Respiration and circulation
- Decompression illness
- Oxygen and diving injuries
- Oxygen safety
You will develop the following skills:
- Initial and secondary assessments
- Recovery position technique
- CPR techniques
- Automated external defibrillator (AED) use
- Obstructed airway management
- Control of external bleeding
- Bandaging, wound management and splinting
- Shock management
- Oxygen equipment identification, assembly and disassembly
- Scene safety assessment
- Initial assessment
- Use of Demand inhalator valve, Nonrebreather mask,
- Use of Bag-valve mask, Manually triggered ventilator
- Creation of an Emergency assistance plan.
First part is an e-learner programme , must be completed before the class
Second part is taking place at Scuba 2000, one full day in classroom with a DAN instructor