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DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries​

DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to identify hazardous marine life, to recognise possible injuries caused by hazardous marine life, to provide first aid for hazardous marine life injuries and to avoid hazardous marine life injuries.

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?

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the four types of hazardous marine life injuries.
  • Name at least five venomous marine animals.
  • List five common warning signs of an envenomation.
  • Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for managing a venomous marine animal injury.
  • Name at least three aquatic animals that may bite a diver.
  • List two common warning signs of marine animal bite.
  • Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for managing a bite from a marine animal.
  • Name at least three marine animals that may cause irritations to the diver.
  • List at least four common warning signs of irritations.
  • Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for managing brushes with aquatic life.
  • Identify two common types of seafood poisonings.
  • Name at least three types of fish that can cause seafood poisoning.
  • List three common warning signs of seafood poisoning.
  • State the reason why evaluation by a medical professional is necessary when seafood poisoning is suspected.
  • Describe the appropriate first aid procedures for managing suspected seafood poisoning.
  • Perform a scene safety assessment.
  • List the steps in performing a scene safety assessment.
  • Assess the Airway, Breathing and Circulation (ABCs) of an injured diver.
  • Demonstrate a caring attitude towards a diver who becomes ill or injured.
  • Establish and maintain the Airway and Breathing (perform Rescue Breathing) for an injured diver.
  • Describe the importance of the use of supplemental oxygen as a first aid measure for injured divers.
  • Demonstrate the techniques for controlling bleeding including direct pressure, elevation and the use of pressure dressings and pressure points.
  • Locate and demonstrate the use of pressure points to control external bleeding.
  • Apply dressings and bandages to manage wounds caused by hazardous marine life.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing assessment and manage shock.
  • Demonstrate the pressure immobilisation technique.
  • List the components of an Emergency Assistance Plan.
  • Describe at least five techniques or guidelines that minimize the risk of injury from marine animal

How long does it take?

The DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course takes about 4 hours.

What qualifications do I need?

A DAN Basic Life Support qualification or equivalent is recommended for the provider 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 First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries 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 First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries certification/Instructor why not join a DAN Basic Life Support course or DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course to help you assist with other diving related injuries.

Cost?

DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries 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.