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Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
Learn to dive in Sussex, Kent & Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses

DAN - AED

The (AED) Automatic External Defibrilator is a vital piece of equipment designed to revive people who are in cardiac arrest. AED's are becoming more commonplace in such places as airports, railway stations and many other public places. Early use of this equipment can make a significamnt differences to someones chances of survival

 

DAN Automated External Defibrillator course (AED) for Scuba Diving represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and an Automated External Defibrillator while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.

The average age of divers who die each year in dive fatalities tracked by DAN is gradually increasing. It is now approximately 42 years of age. Divers are getting older, and older people are getting involved in diving.

Of the 78 dive fatalities in the DAN 2001 Report on Decompression Illness, Diving Fatalities and Project Dive Exploration, based on 1999 fatalities, 7.7 percent of them were caused directly by heart disease. At the same time, heart disease was the direct cause of death for 26 percent of the fatalities involving divers over the age of 35. In addition, 25 percent of divers involved in diving fatalities were also reported to be taking heart medications.

Heart disease is a common problem. To ignore that it affects divers as much as it affects the general population does divers a disservice. When you consider that diving is often done from remote locations - on beaches or off dive boats that are far removed from emergency medical help, it is important to prepare for every emergency.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Provide Basic Life Support while setting up the automated external defibrillator.
  • Provide basic life support with an AED.
  • Care for and maintain an AED.

The nature and scope of this course is limited to training divers and interested non-divers such as boat captains, water enthusiasts and non-diving family members to provide emergency cardiac care with an Automated External Defibrillator.

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Course Details
Age restrictions: Minimum age 15 years old
Pre-requisites:
  • Current CPR Training from a recognised agency. e.g. St John, EFR etc
Course duration: 3 hours
Next steps: If you would like to find out more about this course please give us a call, or drop by the dive centre. Call us on 01342 312622 or email at info@sussexscuba.co.uk
Additional information: This course does not provide training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or scuba diving rescue. The training exercises of this course presuppose that the ill or injured diver has already been brought to shore or is aboard the boat.
PADI Certification As this course contains all elements required for the equivalent PADI speciality. We are also able to offer the PADI certification. The cost of this will be £20 to cover the cost of the card issued by PADI.
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  6 Places Available
2.00pm - 5.00pm
The Dive Centre
Scuba diving in Sussex, Kent and Surrey with Sussex Scuba diving courses
Tailor made dates may be available, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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