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HiTek Scuba offers the most DAN courses of any dive facility in the Portland/Vancouver area.

We're the only facility that has certified EMT's and Wilderness EMT's that can conduct your training for you.

Click on the links below, or to the left to get the details on any of these valuable safety courses that might interest you


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.



Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies

This course trains non-divers and professional rescuers (such as lifeguards) to recognize near-drowning / submersion incidents and other aquatic medical emergencies and to provide basic life support including the use of oxygen first aid.



Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving

More than 10 percent of all dive fatalities are actually caused by cardiovascular disease, according to DAN dive accident and fatality statistics. This course teaches divers and other interested parties to provide care for sudden cardiac arrest including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AEDs).



Automated External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies

When a person drowns, they may or may not inhale water. They normally enter cardiac arrest because of the inability to breathe. This course teaches interested parties to provide care for cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator (AED).



Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

This module, Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, is an advanced-level program that provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past year (12 months). It is designed to train DAN Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 and a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver and activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.



First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.



Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2TM)

The DAN Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2TM) system module supplements the DAN Oxygen First Aid in Scuba Diving Injuries course. Based on medical closed-circuit oxygen re-breather technology, the REMO2TM device provides injured divers with high concentrations of emergency oxygen for extended periods. This training course instructs the Oxygen Provider in the use of DAN's new REMO2TM system.



Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals

The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs.  DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers will now be able to offer a healthcare provider-level basic life support program for their students and divers.



On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system. These signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver. This can cause them to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive-related.



Diving Emergency Management Provider Program

DAN offers several dive-oriented first aid training programs. Because these courses are often taught independently, there is repetitive information and skills. The Diving Emergency Management Provider program allows DAN Instructors to offer an integrated program to train divers to learn the information and skills in DAN Training Programs, at a significant savings of time, but without sacrificing any skills.



Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

ATTENTION Public Safety Divers, Municipalities, and Agencies!!
Get ALL of your NFPA Diver requirements completed in a single course with a single certification, and a single re-training date to track...nice!

The DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course represents training specifically designed for divers who dive as part of their job duties. It is not appropriate or designed for recreational divers. Students for this course must have an affiliation with an aquarium, commercial diving company or scientific diving operation.

The program includes the three required elements of the DEMP course (Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, AEDs for Scuba Diving and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries), along with workplace CPR and first aid, based on guidelines provided by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration on what that organization believes should be included in a work-place CPR and first aid course.




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