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DAN O2 Provider

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DAN Oxygen Provision in Dive Accidents (21965VIC)

(Nationally Recognised in Australia)    $155.00

All divers are strongly advised to undergo training in resuscitation and oxygen provision. The skills developed are extremely valuable, not only in the diving environment, but in all walks of life.

For scuba instructors and dive enthusiasts, DAN offers the world’s most popular oxygen first aid program, launched in 1991. Until DAN developed its oxygen training program and line of oxygen equipment, many injured divers did not benefit from the use of emergency oxygen.

In the increasingly litigious environment in which we live, there is now more pressure than ever for diving instructors, dive charter operators, lifeguards and other professionals to ensure that appropriate oxygen equipment and properly trained and qualified oxygen providers are available where diving or certain other activities are conducted, as well as in certain workplaces where hazards exist or ill people may reside.

Oxygen training is available through several first aid training agencies. However, most of these courses are not diver-oriented and/or as well supported with experience, materials and equipment.

DAN has developed an oxygen provider program to provide divers with this important training and this is now the fastest growing and most respected oxygen program for divers, worldwide.

This program is suitable for people of all levels, from novice to instructor. The course consists of one unit of competency: Provide Oxygen in Dive Accidents. This unit consists of two Elements of Competency:- Resuscitation and Oxygen Provider each with a nominal duration of 4 hours.

These elements can be undertaken separately (as is the case with the DAN Oxygen Provider Course in most countries), or can be combined into one program with a nominal duration of 8 hours by an appropriately qualified instructor.

Participants must be 14 years or older. In addition, participants must have completed the Resuscitation element, hold a current CPR certificate, or must have been assessed as “Competent” in CPR by the DAN Instructor.

Most injured divers are breathing and require supplemental oxygen. The Oxygen Provision in Dive Accidents component is designed to teach the skills needed to perform this task safely and effectively. Topics covered include diving accident recognition, the benefits of oxygen provision, precautions and safety procedures, and oxygen provision to both responsive and unresponsive victims. Participants are certified in the use of the DAN Oxygen Unit, or an equivalent system.

The Resuscitation component, when conducted, is designed to train participants in the management of the unresponsive victim and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The program has been carefully designed to conform to local resuscitation and oxygen administration protocols, and the certification is well recognised throughout the world through the International DAN Federation (IDAN). Although DAN Asia-Pacific believes that DAN-style units fulfil the needs of most dive professionals, it has developed Extension Modules to train people in the use of more advanced oxygen equipment for those who have a specific need or desire for such training. Extension Modules include MTV-100, Bag-Valve-Mask and Closed Circuit Oxygen Resuscitator training.

Updates are also available on request