DAN AED, Automated External Defibrillator Course for SCUBA Divers!

 This course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and an Automated External Defibrillator while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.

 Course Objective

This course is designed to train and educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in the techniques of using an automated External Defibrillator (AED) for victims of a cardiac arrest. In addition, this course also reviews first aid (and CPR) procedures using Basic Life Support techniques. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Provide Basic Life Support while setting up the automated external defibrillator.
  • Provide basic life support with an AED.
  • Care for and maintain an AED.

The nature and scope of this course is limited to training divers and interested non-divers such as boat captains, water enthusiasts and non-diving family members to provide emergency cardiac care with an Automated External Defibrillator.

This course does not provide training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or scuba diving rescue. The training exercises of this course presuppose that the ill or injured diver has already been brought to shore or is aboard the boat

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DAN Diving Emergency Specialist (DES), a great package for diver safety!

 Continuing education is an important way for divers to continue to hone their diving skills and improve as divers. Divers Alert Network, DAN understands the importance of being an active and involved diver who takes the time to learn about not just new dive techniques, but techniques to care for yourself and others injured in a dive accident.

Medical Oxygen Rebreather

 The DAN Medical Oxygen Rebreather (MO2R) Training Module is an additional training module for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past 12 months. It trains DAN Oxygen Providers to recognise diving injuries where a MO2R System will be an effective method of providing emergency oxygen first aid and how to assemble and provide emergency oxygen first aid using a MO2R.
The MO2R System will benefit a responsive and breathing injured diver where there is substantial distance to the nearest medical facility or delay to the next level of emergency response.
A MO2R is designed to provide high concentrations of emergency oxygen for up to eight hours.

 DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP)

 

Dan Diving First Responder (DFR)

 

DAN's Comprehensive Training Packages.............!!

 

The DAN DEMP and DRF courses are packages of standard DAN courses combined to reduce repetition....therefore making a more complete Diving Emergency range of programs!

DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment Course.... Divers evaluate a patient correctly! 

 

 This course provides divers with a very quick step by step process NOT TO DIAGNOSE DCI but to both assist in identification of DCI in a case where perhaps the symptoms are not obvious and aslo to record for reference by Hyperbaric facilities the condition of the patient and changes in the condition prior to recompression. A great addition to the divers skell set and knowledge!!

 

DAN HMLI, Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Course 

 This course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to identify hazardous marine life, to recognize possible injuries caused by hazardous marine life, to provide first aid for hazardous marine life injuries and to avoid hazardous marine life injuries.

Course Objective 

The objectives of this course are to train and educate the general diving public and interested non-divers in the first aid techniques for a suspected hazardous marine life injury. In addition, this course will introduce divers to the identification of potentially hazardous marine life and how to avoid hazardous marine life injuries. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education

Learning Objectives 

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the four types of hazardous marine life injuries.
  • Name at least five venomous marine animals.
  • List five common warning signs of an envenomation.
  • Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for managing a venomous marine animal injury.
  • Name at least three aquatic animals that may bite a diver.
  • List two common warning signs of marine animal bite.
  • Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for managing a bite from a marine animal.
  • Name at least three marine animals that may cause irritations to the diver.
  • List at least four common warning signs of irritations.
  • Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for managing brushes with aquatic life.
  • Identify two common types of seafood poisonings.
  • Name at least three types of fish that can cause seafood poisoning.
  • List three common warning signs of seafood poisoning.
  • State the reason why evaluation by a medical professional is necessary when seafood poisoning is suspected.
  • Describe the appropriate first aid procedures for managing suspected seafood poisoning.
  • Perform a scene safety assessment.
  • List the steps in performing a scene safety assessment.
  • Assess the Airway, Breathing and Circulation (ABCs) of an injured diver.
  • Demonstrate a caring attitude towards a diver who becomes ill or injured.
  • Establish and maintain the Airway and Breathing (perform Rescue Breathing) for an injured diver.
  • Describe the importance of the use of supplemental oxygen as a first aid measure for injured divers.
  • Demonstrate the techniques for controlling bleeding including direct pressure, elevation and the use of pressure dressings and pressure points.
  • Locate and demonstrate the use of pressure points to control external bleeding.
  • Apply dressings and bandages to manage wounds caused by hazardous marine life.
  • Demonstrate an ongoing assessment and manage shock.
  • Demonstrate the pressure immobilisation technique.
  • List the components of an Emergency Assistance Plan.
  • Describe at least five techniques or guidelines that minimize the risk of injury from marine animals.

The nature and scope of this course is limited to training divers and interested non-divers such as boat captains, water enthusiasts and non-diving family members to identify potential hazardous marine life; to provide first aid for a hazardous marine animal injury; and to prevent injuries caused by hazardous marine life. This course does not provide training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or scuba diving rescue. The training exercises of this course presuppose that the ill or injured diver has already been brought to shore or is aboard the boat.

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DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving injuries.... Use of Bags and MTV's!!

The DAN Advanced Oxygen Administrator course is an advanced level course and provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course. It is designed to train DAN Oxygen Providers to use a positive pressure valve (as the MTV100) and/or a bag-valve-mask (BVM).

DAN BLS, Basic Life Support

 The Basic Life Support course, represents entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing Basic Life Support techniques to adult victims with life threatening injuries, while activating the local medical services.

 Divers Alert Network

Over the next few weeks we have a number of DAN First Aid Training courses taking place from Basic Oxygen Provider to Advanced Oxygen Provider and Automated External Defibrilation Courses. 

So if you are looking to expand you knowledge or update your training please contact the centre or click here for more information.

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Injuries

 This course 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.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to train and educate the public in the techniques of using oxygen, as first aid for a suspected submersion incident (near drowning).

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.
  • 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.

This course is not designed to train divers in the use of oxygen.
Divers should participate in a DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving course.

 

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DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving, how to provide basic care in diving emergencies!

 The DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise possible dive-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 available medical facility.

 

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Hand Deeps

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Orestone

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Kingsand and Cawsand

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