DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

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DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Provider course is designed to help divers understand when it is appropriate to conduct a neurological Assessment and how to conduct that assessment. The information you gather while performing a neurological assessment will be useful to help the dive physician understand the extent of the injury and how it has changed in the time it took to get the diver from the dive site to definitive care.

Training

  • Knowledge Development – Once you have signed up for the course, we will provide you with a digital CD manual to read and complete the relevant knowledge reviews before your practical training
  • Classroom and practical training.  At the end of this programme participants will be able to:
  • Understand and identify common warning signs of decompression illness
  • Take a dive history to determine when it is appropriate to conduct a complete On-Site Neurological Assessment
  • Use an On-Site Neurological Assessment Slate to conduct a complete On-Site Neurological Assessment

Prerequisites

Student level:

  • A DAN Basic Life Support provider or equivalent qualification is required

Instructor level:

  • The Instructor Candidate must have completed the Instructor Qualification course (IQC) and:
  • Be a certified and active scuba diving Instructor (or Divemaster/Assistant Instructor with current CPR training)
  • Be a current DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers provider
  • Be a current DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor
  • Have current training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Have documentation of first aid training
  • Be a current DAN Member

Cost

Provider course – €120

Instructor course €175*

Includes

** includes materials and certification. 

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

Time commitment 

3 hours