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DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

The Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course represents entry-level training to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise possible dive-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 available 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?

Course participants must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of major diving injuries including near drowning and decompression illnesses, they must demonstrate proper deployment, assembly, disassembly, and use of all components of the DAN Oxygen Unit.
The course participant must demonstrate skill and confidence while providing emergency oxygen to simulated injured divers by:

  1. Assessing the scene and oxygen provider safety
  2. Deploying and operating the DAN Oxygen Unit
  3. Selecting and preparing the appropriate oxygen mask
  4. Operating the DAN Oxygen Unit and using 3 different oxygen delivery devices:
  5. Identification of the main components of the DAN Oxygen Unit

How long does it take?

The Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course takes about half a day.

What qualifications do I need?

A DAN Basic Life Support qualification or equivalent is required 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 Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving 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 Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries certification/Instructor course why not join a DAN Neuro Assessment course to help you identify signs and symptoms of decompression sickness.

Cost?

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries 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.