DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

Course Type: Diving Pro

Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system. These signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver. This can cause them to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive-related. This program focuses on how to obtain essential information about a diver involved in a dive emergency and what information to relay to emergency medical services.

Why do this course

Sometimes divers do not recognise that they have DCS and therefore do not receive treatment in a timely manner. This course will allow you to assess a divers state and relay this information to a diving physician or paramedic.

Equipment & Materials

  • DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Manual

Prerequisites

  • First Aid & CPR Training

Main Skills & Content

  • Refresh the knowledge of the warning signs of a dive emergency
  • Identify when it is appropriate to conduct an On-Site Neurological Assessment
  • Conduct an On-Site Neurological Assessment