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: Part 3, represents advanced knowledge development for divers interested in better understanding diving medical and safety topics. It includes topics on gas toxicities, the causes and mechanisms of drowning and the uses of an otoscope for examining a diver’s ears. There are also instructor-led topics on calculating partial pressures of gases, the causes of drowning for divers, legal issues with providing care in an emergency and learning to use an otoscope.
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.