Provider Courses

Whether it is being on the scene of an accident or witnessing a health-related emergency, most people will be involved in a crisis situation at some point in their lives. Are you prepared to help? Do you have the skills to respond quickly?

Developed by medical experts, DAN’s courses are easy to understand and designed to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to respond in emergency situations. DAN first aid courses prepare divers to manage injuries related to scuba diving. All courses meet the 2010 ILCOR and AHA CPR guidelines. The training can also extend to other environments. Isn’t it worth a few hours one evening or weekend to learn the skills that could save a life?

Developed by Dive Medicine Physicians and Scuba Diving Educators

Diving Emergency Management Provider

Comprehensive Diving First Aid Course

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.

  • Develop CPR skills
  • Provide oxygen first aid
  • Conduct neurological assessment
  • Treat injuries from marine life

16 Hours
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Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid

Learn emergency skills, Help Save a Life

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

  • Meets ILCOR/AHA 2010 Guidelines
  • Manage shock and choking
  • Assess injuries

5 Hours
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Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

Assist with Scuba Diving Injuries & Non-Fatal Drowning

The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of administering emergency oxygen for a suspected diving injury. This course introduces participants to the fundamentals of dive-injury recognition and proper first-responder care with a a variety of oxygen delivery systems.

  • Primary diving first aid
  • Learn oxygen delivery options
  • Provide oxygen to breathing or non-breathing injured divers

4-5 Hours
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Neurological Assessment

Recognize signs of Stroke & Decompression Illness

Learn how to conduct a layman's neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.

  • Recognize nervous system injury
  • Learn assessment techniques
  • Uncover subtle changes
  • F-A-S-T Assessment

4 Hours
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First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Assist with Stings, Bites, Seafood Poisoning

Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish or other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort and pain.

  • Identify hazardous marine life
  • Practice treating injuries
  • Gain tools to avoid injuries

5 Hours
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Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

This program is intended for divers who are required to have first aid, CPR and oxygen first aid training prior to diving as part of their job responsibilities. It combines the training from Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries as well Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid.

16 Hours
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