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Dive Medical Courses:

You never know when an emergency will occur. Do you have the training you need to help save a life? Whether it is at home, on the road, or around water, you may be called upon to help keep an emergency from becomming a tragedy. Below are the different first aid, CPR and diving related medical courses we offer.

Emergency First Response (EFR):

Through a combination of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you will build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. The course is broken up into primary care, secondary care, care for children, and AED.

Some of the skills that are covered are:
  • BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and rescue breathing at the layperson level.
  • AED (automated external defibrillator) use.
  • Preventing shock and caring for shock victims.
  • Spinal injury management.
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk.
  • Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations.
  • Airway management.
  • Infant, child, and adult techniques.
Details:
  • Total course hours: 12 hours
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Required Gear: None
Diving Medical Specialty Courses:

Some hazards become greater when you are around the water. As a diver you should be prepared to handle the emergencies that may come with these hazards. These courses focus on responding to specific dive related emergencies.

AED for Divers:

It is becoming more common to find Automatic Emergency Defibulators (AED) in the dive industry. This course instructs you on the safe use of the AED. With it you can possibly save a life.

Details:
  • Total course hours: 2 hours
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Prerequisite: None
Hazardous Marine Life Injuries:

While beautiful and delicate, some aquatic life can pack a hidden punch. Whether it is a bite, puncture, or a sting, the knowledgeable diver needs to know how to help his buddies when someone gets too close to the wildlife.

Details:
  • Total course hours: 2 hours
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Prerequisite: None
Emergency Oxygen Provider:

From your dive training you would have learned that oxygen is commonly administered to injured divers. This course instructs you in the procedures to do this safely.

Details:
  • Total course hours: 2 hours
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Prerequisite: None
Divers Alert Network Medical Courses:

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) is an organization striving to reduce diving accidents and injuries. It seeks to educate divers to help meet this goal. They have developed a series of course to provide additional more dive focused training to divers.

Available Classes are:
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
  • Neurological Assessment
  • Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid
  • Diving Emergency Management Provider
  • Diving First Air for Professional Divers
  • CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid
Details:
  • Total course hours: Hours vary with course, but range from 4-16 hours.
  • Minimum Age: None
  • Prerequisite: Varies with Course

DAN courses are diving medical classes for those who want to have a more detailed knowledge of dive medicine.