DAN Instructor Courses: Oxygen Provider, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HMLI) & AED

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.

All divers are strongly advised to undergo training in resuscitation and oxygen provision but for diving instructors, dive charter operators, lifeguards and other professionals it is even more important to make sure that the appropriate oxygen equipment and properly trained and qualified staff are available where diving and diver training takes place.
Chris has been a DAN Instructor since 1994 when he became a DAN Oxygen Instructor, since then he has been constantly increasing his DAN Instructor ratings and now holds the following DAN Instructor Trainer ratings:
  • DAN Oxygen Provider Instructor Trainer
  • DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor Trainer
  • DAN Automatic External defibrillator Instructor Trainer
  • DAN Advanced Oxygen Administration Instructor Trainer
The courses are all one day in duration and the student level certification is a course prerequisite. The student level courses are generally ½ day.

Being a DAN Instructor for any of these courses also allows you to apply to PADI for a PADI Distinctive Specialty which counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating!

Remember the DAN Oxygen Provider is integrated into Chris' Indepth IDC; the other student level courses can be added into the Instructor Course making them 1 ½ day courses.

The DAN Oxygen Provider Instructor Course 1 Day
This course provides the instructor with the knowledge, skills and understanding to teach the DAN Oxygen Provider Course, which teaches when and how to provide emergency oxygen first aid in the event of a dive accident.

The course focuses on dive injury recognition as well as hands-on practice with actual DAN oxygen units in realistic scenarios and the basic knowledge necessary for the practical administration of oxygen using various delivery systems, including demand, oronasal mask, constant flow and pocket mask.

During the IDC a Recompression Chamber Orientation and Tour is included: this gives all our Instructors the complete picture of how they would manage an Emergency right from when they start administering Oxygen at the site of the incident right through to the arrival at, and treatment at the Recompression Chamber.

DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Instructor Course 1 Day
This course provides the instructor with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the HMLI course structure.

Divers can and do come in contact with various things underwater that can sting, envenomate, bite, poison, or scrape - all of which can cause injury to varying degrees from minor discomfort to life threatening.

During the course your students will learn & practice valuable first aid skills to lessen pain and minimize the risk of infection and serious injury from injuries from creatures such as jellyfish, fish with venomous spines, blue-ringed octopus, sea snakes, fish poisonings etc.

The theory and VCD presentations are supported by practical exercises including bandaging, bleeding control and pressure-immobilisation techniques.

This course is an ideal course to market and promote to divers of all levels especially those at the PADI Rescue Diver level.

DAN Automated External Defibrillation (AED) Instructor Course 1 Day
For some years now AEDs have been appearing in airports, schools, shopping centres, and other public places like the London Underground, and as a result the benefits of these simple machines are becoming more widely recognised world wide.

This course provides the instructor with the knowledge, skills and understanding of the DAN AED course structure and content.

This AED course itself is designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and an Automated External Defibrillator while activating the local emergency medical services, and/or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.

AED certification and use is becoming more and more important in the world today in a variety of non-diving and diving fields.

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