DAN Oxygen First Aid

Course Type: Diving Pro

DAN´s Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries provider course was designed to fill the void in oxygen first aid training available for the general diving public. This course represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in recognizing possible dive related injuries and providing emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and/or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.

Why do this course

In DAN´s most recent dive accident record, less than 33% of injured divers received emergency oxygen in the field. Few of those received oxygen concentrations approaching the recommended 100%. DAN and all major diving instructional agencies recommend that all divers be qualified to provide 100% oxygen in the field to those injured in a dive accident.

Equipment & Materials

  • DAN Oxygen First Aid Manual or DAN DEMP Manual

Prerequisites

First Aid & CPR Training

Main Skills

  • Use of Demand inhalator valve and mask
  • Use of Constant-flow, non-rebreather mask
  • Use of Oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet
  • Identify main components of oxygen unit