The DAN Basic Life Support (BLS) course will not only train divers and non-divers to resuscitate an injured person with a circulatory arrest, but can also prevent a person from getting in that condition. External bleeding, choking and shock can lead to severe circulatory and respiratory problems. The DAN BLS course will prepare you to react in the correct way, when accidents happen.
This course represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving public (and interested non-divers) 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.
This course represents training designed to educate persons with a CPR/BLS certification in providing First Aid to adult victims with non immediately life threatening injuries. Although the course was designed to be taught together with the DAN BLS course, it can also be offered as extra module to those who already have a DAN BLS or other BLS certification, respecting ERC guidelines. In a real accident situation First Aid skills are the next step after providing effective BLS.
The DAN Paediatric Basic Life Support (PBLS) is a comprehensive training program for emergency care addressed to parents, grandparents, babysitters, teachers, school bus drivers, childcare personnel, youth sports coaches and others, requiring to learn how to respond to medical emergencies involving children and infants.