Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving
DANīs Oxygen First Aid for
Scuba Diving Injuries Provider Course was designed to fill the void in
oxygen first aid training available for the general diving public.
This course represents entry level training designed to educate the
general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in recognizing possible
dive related injuries and providing emergency oxygen first aid while
activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and/or arranging for
evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.
In DANīs most recent dive accident record, less than 33% of injured
divers received emergency oxygen in the field. Few of those received
oxygen concentrations approaching the recommended 100%. DAN and all major
diving instructional agencies recommend that all divers be qualified to
provide 100% oxygen in the field to those injured in a dive accident.
The course is designed to
train and educate the general diving public in the techniques of using
oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury. In addition, this course
will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognizing diving
injury warning signs, response and management. This program also provides
an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to
continue their education.
The DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course is not
designed to train lay persons to provide oxygen to the general public.
While the medical standards and equipment are the same regarding the
emergency use of oxygen for both divers and non-divers, the DAN Oxygen
Provider course does not prepare individuals to respond to the ill or
injured member of the general public by using emergency oxygen.
Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge Development (Lecture) = 1 Hour
Skills Development (Practice) = 3 Hours
Course includes all materials including:
Oronasal Resucitation Mask