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DAN provides comprehensive training to the dive community by disseminating the latest information on topics related to diving safety through articles, reports, seminars, lectures and training programs.

Current Course Offerings

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries   Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies   Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries   First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries   Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving   Automated External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies   Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals   Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2ô)   On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers   Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers   Diving Emergency Management Provider Program   Diving Emergency Specialist (DES)   Diving Medical Technician

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Courses Offerings

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Units (PDUs) may be granted to diving leadership personnel for participating in some of the courses listed below as authorized by their respective training agency.

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.

Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies
This course trains non-divers and professional rescuers (such as lifeguards) to recognize near-drowning / submersion incidents and other aquatic medical emergencies and to provide basic life support including the use of oxygen first aid.

Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
This advanced-level program is designed to train existing DAN Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 or a Bag Valve Mask while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver.

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 and other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.

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).

Automated External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies
When a person drowns, they may or may not inhale water. They normally enter cardiac arrest because of the inability to breathe. This course teaches interested parties to provide care for cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals
The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs.

Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2ô)
The DAN Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2ô) system module supplements the DAN Oxygen First Aid in Scuba Diving Injuries course. Based on medical closed-circuit oxygen rebreather technology, the REMO2ô device provides injured divers with high concentrations of emergency oxygen for extended periods. This training course instructs the Oxygen Provider in the use of DAN's new REMO2ô system.

On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers
Learn how to conduct a neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver in this course. 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.

Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers New
This program is designed for nondivers and teaches them how to recognize the warning signs of decompression illness and help provide care for a diver involved in a dive emergency.

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers New
This program is intended for divers who are required to have first aid, CPR and oxygen first aid training prior to diving as part of their job responsibilities. It combines the key skills of CPR and first aid training with the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, AEDs for Scuba Diving and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries courses.

Diving Emergency Management Provider Program
Learn the knowledge and skills from several courses into one single approach to dive emergency management.

Diving Emergency Specialist (DES) New
Learn about DANís new recognition program for divers who are interested in dive safety.

Diving Medical Technician New
Take the next step in diving education. Become a DMT and learn about providing care for divers involved in dive accidents.

Instructor Qualification Course
To become a DAN Instructor you must complete the Instructor Qualification Course (IQC). Instructor Candidates will complete a Core Module that offers more information about DAN and explains how to teach DAN programs. Candidates will then complete the course module for each DAN Training Program they are interested in teaching.

Instructor Trainer Workshop
This program teaches scuba diving Instructor Trainers to teach the DAN Instructor Qualification Course and train DAN Instructors. Only DAN Staff Members can offer this program.

 

Online Seminars

Let the DES Quest BeginDiving Emergency Specialist
Learn about DANís new recognition program for divers who are interested in dive safety.

Become a DAN Instructor or DAN Instructor Trainer.

Resources for DAN Instructors and Trainers

Oxygen Resources
Oxygen first aid is considered to be the most effective first aid treatment for a diver injured while diving, after ensuring the diver's airway, breathing and circulation. Several resources are provided in order to improve access to emergency oxygen.

Oxygen Grant Program
Through the Oxygen Grant Program, DAN provides emergency oxygen units to deserving public safety diving teams and/or organizations that can demonstrate critical operational and financial need.

AED Matching Grant Program
Recognizing the life-saving potential of AEDs, DAN established the AED Matching Grant Program to provide matching money to dive operations, dive destinations and dive groups who wish to purchase an AED and make it available to divers.

DAN Provider Awards
Rescuers who use first aid skills learned in DAN Training Programs to care for injured divers can receive recognition from DAN. Find out more about this important program or recommend someone for recognition.

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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 course from a DAN Instructor. This single program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN Training Programs into a single eight-hour day.

The Diving Emergency Management Provider course includes:

 

 

 

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