Intended Audience: The course is designed to train and educate the general diving public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury. In addition, this course will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.
Class Length: 4 hours
Minimum Age: None
Course Cost: $80
Prerequisites: current CPR Certification
Course Fees Include:
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Student Handbook
Instruction & practice time using DAN Oxygen Kit
DAN Certification Card
Lifetime support - Call or email if you ever have any oxygen-related questions
DAN Membership (optional)
Waterproof DAN Certification Card (optional)
Transportation, hotel and meals
Equipment Requirements: None required - I provide the DAN Oxygen Kit and masks.
You will become familiar with the signs and symptoms of major diving injuries including near drowning and decompression illnesses (arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness).
You must also 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.