When you want to know more than just basic first aid techniques, this program is for you. This modular program includes sections on fitness to dive, safety planning and basic physical examinations.
Dive Medicine for Divers: Level 2, represents advanced knowledge development for divers interested in better understanding diving medical and safety topics. It includes topics on Decompression Illness, Barotrauma and Equipment Issues along with case history discussions that encourage understanding of symptom recognition and a worksheet to send with an injured diver in the event of an accident. There is also an instructor-led topic on severe allergic reactions, how to use an Epi-pen in the event of an emergency and how to take a blood pressure.
This program is designed to inform divers about what happens in a diving emergency and how diving affects their bodies. It provides a framework to educate interested divers in a series of topics not normally addressed in basic dive training.
Divers may complete these modules in any order, as schedules and opportunities permit. However, the following outline is the recommended program flow.
As this isn’t a training program, but one designed for general education, these instructor led discussions and skills are less formal, but no less interactive. As the instructor, you should be prepared to guide students through scenarios, asking for input and gaining participation.