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Diving Emergency Management Provider

$299+HST

A dive emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger emergency.

Divers interested in understanding first aid care for dive emergencies can take the Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) course from a DAN Instructor. This program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN training programs into a single course — at a significant time savings without sacrificing any skills.

The DEMP course includes the knowledge and skill development from each of the following DAN course:


After completing the skill and knowledge development portions of this program, the students then bring everything together in a composite scenario.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge and skill development= 2 days (1 day using online knowledge development).

The time needed to teach the course varies depending on several factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.

Course participants must complete the DAN DEMP component examinations with a minimum passing score of 80 percent on each exam. The instructor will review the examinations with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

Recertification is required every 24 months.
 

Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid

$99+HST

The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services.

Basic life support includes one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and additional skills such as controlling bleeding and caring for a choking person or a person in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as conducting illness and injury assessments, bandaging, splinting and performing emergency moves.

This program meets 2010 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and American Heart Association guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Basic life support= 6 hours
First aid= 2 hours

The time needed to teach the course varies depending on several factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.

Knowledge Development
Topics cover in the BLSFA course include the following:

  • basic life support
  • scene safety assessment
  • CPR (single rescuer, adult only)
  • obstructed airway
  • first aid assessments
  • control of external bleeding
  • bandaging and wound management
  • shock management
  • medical emergencies
  • lifting and moving

Course participants must complete the DAN BLS: CPR & FA examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

Skills Development
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Perform a scene safety assessment.
  • Perform one-rescuer CPR on a nonbreathing person.
  • Use an AED.
  • Perform injury and illness assessments.
  • Place an unconscious patient in the recovery position.
  • Provide assistance to a choking adult.
  • Provide care for shock.
  • Provide care for external bleeding.
  • Secure a bandage using correct techniques.
  • Splint an injured limb.

Recertification is required every 24 months.
 

Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

$99+HST

The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury. In addition, this course will introduce 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.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge development= 2 hours
Skills development= 2.5 hours

The time needed to teach the course varies depending on several factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.

Knowledge Development
Topics covered in Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Injuries are:
  • atmospheric gases
  • respiration and circulation
  • decompression illness
  • oxygen and diving injuries
  • handling oxygen safely
  • oxygen delivery systems and components

Course participants must complete the DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

This course requires current certification in DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid or other full CPR course.

Skill Development
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Assess the scene and oxygen provider safety.
  • Identify the main components of the DAN Oxygen Unit.
  • Assemble and deploy a DAN Oxygen Unit.
  • Select and prepare the appropriate oxygen mask.
  • Operate an oxygen unit and using these oxygen-delivery devices:
  • demand inhalator valve and mask
  • constant-flow, nonrebreather mask
  • manually triggered ventilator and/or bag valve mask

Recertification is required every 24 months.
 

Neurological Assessment

$75+HST

Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness experience damage to their nervous system. These signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver, causing the symptoms to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive related and delaying treatment.

Additionally, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability. Recognizing signs and symptoms of a possible stroke and activating EMS can minimize lasting effects.

The Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtain essential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency or suspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to emergency medical services.

The DAN Neurological Assessment course is designed to:
  • Describe the warning signs of stroke or decompression illness.
  • Identify when it is appropriate to conduct an neurological assessment.
  • Conduct a neurological assessment.

Only medical professionals should diagnose medical conditions. The information you gather while performing a neurological assessment can be useful to the emergency physician in understanding the extent of the injury and how it has changed during the time it took to transport the patient to definitive care.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge development: 1 hour
Skills development: 3 hours

The time needed to teach the course varies depending on several factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.

Knowledge Development
Topics covered in Neurological Assessment include:
  • nervous system overview
  • stroke
  • decompression illness
  • conducting a neurological assessment

Course participants must complete the DAN Neurological Assessment examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

Skills Development
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Use a F-A-S-T assessment.
  • Take a history.
  • Take vital signs.
  • Assess cranial nerves.
  • Assess motor function.
  • Assess mental function.
  • Assess coordination and balance.

Recertification is required every 24 months.
 

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

$75+HST

Although serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures at some point in their dive careers. Learn how to recognize and minimize these injuries.

The First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course is designed to provide divers with knowledge regarding specific types of marine life injuries and the general first aid treatment for those injuries. This course introduces students to identification of potentially hazardous marine life as well as how to avoid injuries.

This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training
Knowledge development:1 hour
Skills development: 3 hours

The time needed to teach the course varies depending on several factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program.

Knowledge Development
Topics covered in the First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course include:
  • vertebrate and invertebrate envenomations
  • traumatic injuries
  • life-threatening complications
  • seafood poisonings
  • avoiding marine life injuries

Course participants must complete the DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

Skill Development
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Perform a scene safety and initial assessment.
  • Provide shock management.
  • Provide injury management for stinging envenomations, spiny envenomations and contact injuries.
  • Control external bleeding.
  • Place a pressure immobilization bandage.
  • Manage a severe allergic reaction.
  • Develop an emergency assistance plan.

Recertification is required every 24 months.



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