remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or
days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels
of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR
programs. DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers will now be able
to offer a healthcare provider-level basic life support program
for their student and divers.
Called Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals (BLSPRO), this
program is ideal for dive professionals and divers interested in
understanding professional-level resuscitation techniques. This
program is designed to be applicable to the diving market,
including scenes and scenarios from dive situations, as well as
the non-diving/healthcare market.
Coupled with DANís existing Training Programs and the new
Advanced Oxygen First Aid program, DAN Instructors and Instructor
Trainers will now be able to offer a complete diving emergency
This program also addresses basic life support skills for
adults, children and infants.
Skills learned in this program that set it apart from
lay-provider level CPR courses include:
- two-person CPR;
- ventilation using a bag valve mask;
- finger sweep;
- cricoid pressure; and
- the technique for caring for an unconscious choking victim.
Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals is a professional-level basic
life support program designed to teach advanced skills to dive
professionals, divers who find themselves in remote situations where
emergency help is not immediately available and interested others who are
involved with diving.
Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge and Skills Development = 8 Hours