The DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries is an additional training module 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); depending on local legal laws and regulations.
How do I begin?
You start with the training materials. We will provide you with an electronic manual so you can do all your studying at home before you come to Cyprus.
What's in the course?
At the end of this programme, participants will be able to:
List the instructions for providing oxygen to non-breathing injured scuba divers.
State the ideal concentrations of oxygen and the factors that can influence them.
Inspect the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask.
Outline the circumstances for using the MTV and/or the Bag Valve Mask.
List the directions for ventilations with the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask.
List the potential problems associated with the use of the MTV and /or Bag Valve Mask.
List the considerations for effective ventilations with the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask.
Describe the characteristics of an effective ventilation using the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask.
Explain the steps to follow for cleaning, disinfecting and maintenance of the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask.
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.
Disassemble and reassemble the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask.
Demonstrate the correct technique for testing the MTV and/or the Bag Valve Mask prior to using it.
Use the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask to resuscitate non-breathing divers (during training this will be done on a mannequin).
Use the MTV to provide oxygen to breathing divers.
How long does it take?
The Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving course takes about 4 hours.
What qualifications do I need?
A DAN Basic Life Support qualification or equivalent and DAN Oxygen Provider or equivalent are re-requisites for the provider course.
To enrol in the DAN Instructor Course, the Instructor Candidate must have completed the Instructor Qualification course (IQC) and :
- Be a certified and active scuba diving Instructor(or Divemaster/Asssistant Instructor with current CPR training).
- Be a DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries provider.
- Have current training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- Have documentation of first aid training.
- Be a current DAN Member.
Once you have completed your DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries certification/Instructor why not join a DAN Neuro Assessment course to help you identify signs and symptoms of decompression sickness.