The first step in being prepared to handle a diving emergency is education. DAN courses teach you the first aid steps to care for an injured diver and interact with medical professionals. These courses are both challenging and incredibly rewarding.
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider course provides entry-level training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid.
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish or other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.
On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers
Learn how to conduct a layman's neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.
Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving
More than 10 percent of all dive fatalities are actually caused by cardiovascular disease, according to DAN dive accident and fatality statistics. This course teaches divers and other interested parties to provide care for sudden cardiac arrest, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AEDs).
Diving Emergency Management Provider Program
It is a rare event when a dive emergency is a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger problem.
Divers and dive professionals interested in understanding first aid care for dive emergencies can now take the Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) course from a DAN Instructor. This single program integrates several DAN training programs into a single eight-hour day — at a significant savings of time but without sacrificing any skills.
The DEMP course includes: