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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 - Oxygen Provider

The DAN 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 recognising 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.

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.

The DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Provider Course provides participants with training in the recognition of scuba diving illnesses and injuries that may benefit from oxygen first aid, and in techniques for the provision of oxygen to both breathing and non-breathing victims using a DAN Oxygen Unit or similar oxygen delivery system. The program consists of 2 elements of competency: Resuscitation and Oxygen Provider.

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.

Learning Objectives
At the end of the course participants will be familiar with the signs and symptoms of major diving injuries, including near drowning and decompression illnesses (arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness

Course participants will be able demonstrate proper deployment, assembly, disassembly and use of all components of the DAN Oxygen Unit. This includes use of the demand inhalator valve/mask, constant flow (delivering oxygen up to 25 lpm) non-re breather mask and oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet. In addition participants will be able to

  • Assess the scene and oxygen provider safety
  • Deploy and operate a DAN Oxygen Unit
  • Select and prepare the appropriate oxygen mask
  • Operate the DAN Oxygen Unit and using these oxygen delivery services: Demand inhalator valve & Mask, Constant Flow, non-re breather mask, Oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet
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Course Details
Objectives: To ensure all divers are able to administer oxygen first aid to injured divers
Age restrictions: Minimum age 12 years old
Pre-requisites: Current CPR Training from a recognised agency. e.g. St John, EFR etc
Course duration: 3 hours
What is supplied:
  • All oxygen equipment
  • Crew pack
What must you bring:
  • Pocket mask
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 teach basic first aid or CPR
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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Date Availability/Spaces
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Location
  4 Places Available
9.00am - 1.30pm
The Dive Centre
  4 Places Available
9.00am - 1.30pm
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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