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 or 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.
This is not a stand-alone program. It is intended to train current DAN Oxygen Providers to administer oxygen using advanced-level skills.
The DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries provider ("DAN Advanced Oxygen Provider") program is designed to:
Recommended Minimum Hours of Training:
Knowledge development (lecture) hours = 1
Skills development (practice) hours = 2
This module should be taught as a three-hour program as outlined in this manual. The time needed to teach the course varies and depends on many factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program. Instructors who want to include subjects or training beyond the course requirements may do so only before or following the course. Any additional training must not be required for completion of course requirements.
The instructor must ensure participants are familiar with each of the following:Knowledge Development
The instructor must ensure each course participant can successfully perform the following:
At the end of this program, DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, participants will be able to:
The nature and scope of this course is limited to training Oxygen Providers to provide first aid, using the MTV and / or BVM for non-breathing injured divers.
This course does not provide complete training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or advanced airway management skills.
Course participants must complete the DAN Advanced 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 mastery of the material.
(equipment requirements may vary with each specialty course)
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