DAN Oxygen First Aid for Diving Emergencies
The DAN Oxygen First Aid for Diving Emergencies course is designed to teach divers and non-divers (e.g. a diving boat Captain) to recognise signs and symptoms of diving injuries and to provide first aid with Oxygen in case of accidents related to diving activities.
DAN Oxygen First Aid for Diving Emergencies

The DAN Oxygen First Aid for Diving Emergencies course is designed to teach divers and non-divers (e.g. a diving boat Captain) to recognise signs and symptoms of diving related injuries and to administer Oxygen during first aid in diving emergencies, waiting for the arrival of the Advanced Medical Services or the evacuation to the nearest medical center. This course provides the fundamentals for the recognition, response and management of scuba diving accidents and is an opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to learn more. The programme includes insights on basic anatomy and physiology and the different mechanisms of water accidents.

Main objectives
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Mechanical of acquatic injuries:

    Drowning
    Decompression illness (DCI)
    Arterial Gas Embolism (AGE)
    Decompression Sickness (DCS)

  • Rapid neuro assessment
  • Oxygen benefit in scuba diving emergencies
  • Oxygen related hazards
  • Oxygen administration systems and components
  • Handling Oxygen 
  • Reference regulation
Practice
  • DAN Oxygen equipment assembly and disassembly
  • Demand Inhalator Valve
  • Non-rebreather Mask
  • Oronasal Resuscitation Mask
  • Rapid Neuro assessment
  • Emergency management and recovery of diving data
Course duration

Minimum 4 hours

Prerequisites

Minimum age: 16

DAN Basic Life Support Certification/BLSD (or equivalent**)

A basic CRP/BLS course is equivalent to a DAN BLS course if it follows the most recently ERC guidelines and the certification is issued by a recognised First Aid Authority.

Certification renewal

Every 24 months