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Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

This module, Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, is an advanced-level program that provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past year (12 months). It is designed to train DAN Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 or a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver and activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.

  • Rescue breathing with supplemental oxygen delivers upwards of 50 percent inspired oxygen when performed correctly. However, using an MTV-100 or Bag Valve Mask with oxygen can deliver nearly 100 percent inspired oxygen to a non-breathing injured diver.
  • When supplemental oxygen is not available, a Bag Valve Mask can deliver 21 percent oxygen as compared to 16 percent with rescue breathing without supplemental oxygen. The MTV-100 does not work without an oxygen supply.

This is not a stand-alone program. It is intended to train current DAN Oxygen Providers to administer oxygen using advanced-level skills.

Objectives
The DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries provider ("DAN Advanced Oxygen Provider") program is designed to:

  • Demonstrate how to assemble and prepare the Manually Triggered Ventilator (MTV) and Bag Valve Mask (BVM)
  • State the benefits of using the Manually Triggered Ventilator (MTV) and Bag Valve Mask (BVM) for a non-breathing diver
  • Demonstrate how to provide Oxygen First Aid with the MTV resuscitator on a breathing and non-breathing diverDemonstrate how to provide Oxygen First Aid with the Bag Valve Mask to a non-breathing diver

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge Development (Lecture) = 1 Hour
Skills Development (Practice) = 2 Hours

  
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