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.
You will be trained in oxygen first aid procedures that should enable you to assist an injured or ill diver until medical aid is accessed. Topics include: basic anatomy & physiology, recognition & management of a dive accident, benefits of oxygen provision, hazards & precautions, oxygen equipment and the use of a DAN Oxygen Unit.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- List the instructions for providing oxygen to non-breathing injured scuba divers
- State the ideal concentrations of oxygen and the factors that can influence them
- Inspect the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask
- Outline the circumstances for using the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask
- List the directions for ventilations with the MTV and or Bag Valve Mask
- List the potential problems associated with the use of the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask
- List the considerations for effective ventilations with the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask
- Describe the characteristics of an effective ventilation using the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask
- 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
Disassemble and reassemble the MTV and or Bag Valve Mask
- Demonstrate the correct technique for testing the MTV and/or BVM prior to using it
- Use the MTV and/or BVM to resuscitate non-breathing divers (during training this will be done on a mannequin
- Use the MTV to provide oxygen to breathing divers
The nature and scope of this course is limited to training Oxygen Providers to provide first aid, using the MTV and/or the BVM for non-breathing injured divers.