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DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies course represents training designed to educate the public to recognise possible aquatic related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest medical facility.

How do I begin?

You start with the training materials. We will provide you with an electronic manual so you can do all your studying at home before you come to Cyprus.

What's in the course?

Participants must demonstrate mastery of the following objectives to successfully complete the course:

  • Describe the role and function of the cardiac and respiratory systems in the human body
  • Identify and describe the major causes of aquatic accidents
  • Describe the mechanisms of drowning
  • Describe the benefits to the victim of using oxygen first aid
  • Demonstrate the set up and use of the emergency oxygen equipment used in this course
  • Demonstrate rescue breathing and one-rescuer CPR
  • Identify the indications for supplemental oxygen first aid use
  • Demonstrate the first aid response of a non-breathing swimmer with a pulse
  • Demonstrate the first aid response for a non-breathing swimmer with no pulse
  • Demonstrate the first aid response for a breathing swimmer
  • Demonstrate the first aid response for a swimmer who stops breathing during care

How long does it take?

The DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies course takes about 4 hours.

What qualifications do I need?

DAN Basic Life Support provider or equivalent is a pre-requisite for this course.

To enrol in the DAN Instructor Course, the Instructor Candidate must have completed the Instructor Qualification course (IQC) and :

  • Be a certified and active scuba diving Instructor(or Divemaster/Asssistant Instructor with current CPR training).
  • Be a current DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies provider.
  • Have current training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Have documentation of first aid training.
  • Be a current DAN Member.

What's next?

Once you have completed your DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies certification/Instructor why not join a DAN AED or Dan Neurological Assessment course to help you assist with other diving related injuries.

Cost?

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies course costs €120.00 for the provider course and €175.00* for the Instructor course which includes materials and certification. Contact us for details.

*A DAN instructor has to pay a one-off €85.00 for an Instructor Qualification Course with the first instructor course undertaken.