Oxygen Provider for Divers

O2 Provider

Most diving injuries can be helped with Oxygen. 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.

The course is designed to train and educate the general diving public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury. In addition, this course will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management.

You Will Learn:
• The signs and symptoms of major diving injuries including near drowning and decompression illnesses (arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness)
• How to demonstrate proper deployment, assembly, disassembly, and use of all components of the DAN Oxygen Unit
• Assessing the scene and oxygen provider safety
• Deploying and operating the DAN Oxygen Unit
• Selecting and preparing the appropriate oxygen mask
• Operating the DAN Oxygen Unit and using a Demand inhalator valve and mask, a constant-flow, non-rebreather mask and an oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet
• How to Identify of the main components of the DAN Oxygen Unit


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