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02 First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies

DAN´s 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 recognizing 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.

Course Objective

This course, Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies, or Aquatic Oxygen Provider, represents training designed to educate the public to recognize possible aquatic related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest medical facility.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training

Knowledge Development: The Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies Student Handbook and video are designed for student self-study. If an Instructor elects to present the knowledge development section as a lecture, it is strongly recommended that the video and training slides be used to supplement the lecture.

Self-Study: 2 Hours

Lecture: 1 Hour

Skills Development: 3 Hours

It is recommended that this course be taught as a four-hour module. The time it actually takes to teach the course varies depending upon many factors including the number of students and their ability to master the information and skills. Instructors desiring 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.

Learning Objectives

Participants must demonstrate mastery of the following objectives to successfully complete the course:

  • Describe the role and function of the cardiac and respiratory systems in the human body.
  • Identify and describe the major causes of aquatic accidents.
  • Describe the mechanisms of drowning.
  • Describe the benefits to the victim of using oxygen first aid.

Skill Performance Objectives

Participants must demonstrate mastery of the following objectives to successfully complete the course:

  • Demonstrate the set up and use of the emergency oxygen equipment used in this course.
  • Demonstrate rescue breathing and one-rescuer CPR.
  • Identify the indications for supplemental oxygen first aid use.
  • Demonstrate the first aid response of a non-breathing swimmer with a pulse.
  • Demonstrate the first aid response for a non-breathing swimmer with no pulse.
  • Demonstrate the first aid response for a breathing swimmer.
  • Demonstrate the first aid response for a swimmer who stops breathing during care.

(equipment requirements may vary with each specialty course)

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