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Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide
vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with
decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider Course provides entry-level
training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related
injuries using emergency oxygen first aid.
Course participants must 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 must 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 at least 15 lpm), non-rebreather mask and oronasal
resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet.
Course participants must complete the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba
Diving Injuries examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent.
The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure
100 percent understanding of the material.
|Skill Performance Objectives
To successfully complete the DAN Oxygen Provider course, participants must
demonstrate skill and confidence during deployment, assembly and
disassembly of all parts of the DAN Oxygen Unit (or other acceptable
The course participant must demonstrate skill and confidence while
providing emergency oxygen to simulated injured divers by:
- Assessing the scene and oxygen provider safety
- Deploying and operating the DAN Oxygen Unit
- Selecting and preparing the appropriate oxygen mask
Operating the DAN Oxygen Unit and using these oxygen delivery devices:
- Demand inhalator valve and mask
- Constant-flow, non-rebreather mask
- Oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet
COST - $65 per student to HiTek (4 hours of class room) - No prerequisites
- Non divers OK - Max 6 students