DAN Courses

 First Aid Courses for Scuba Divers

Whether it is being on the scene of an accident or witnessing a health-related emergency, most people will be involved in a crisis situation at some point in their lives. Are you prepared to help? Do you have the skills to respond quickly?

Developed by medical experts, DAN’s courses are easy to understand and designed to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to respond in emergency situations. DAN first aid courses prepare divers to manage injuries related to scuba diving. All courses meet the 2010 ILCOR and AHA CPR guidelines. The training can also extend to other environments. Isn’t it worth a few hours one evening or weekend to learn the skills that could save a life?

Developed by Dive Medicine Physicians and Scuba Diving Educators

 Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

Ever wonder what to do with that big green suitcase? How would you help your buddy if they needed oxygen? 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. This is the basic DAN O2 course that everyone talks about.

  • One 4 hr. classroom session
  • Knowledge development and practical, fun, hands-on skills development
  • You should retrain every 24 months
  • Current CPR card a prerequisite
  • Essential training for all divers - recreational, commercial and scientific divers
  • $110 includes student materials, cert card, slate, non-rebreather mask and pocket mask in a clamshell case

 

 First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Thankfully, serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with jellyfish, fire coral,and other marine critters. You'll learn how to minimize (or avoid) these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain. Learn how to handle injuries from not only Pacific NW critters, but ones found around the world.

  • One 3 hr. classroom session
  • Knowledge development and practical, fun, hands-on skills development
  • You should retrain every 24 months
  • Excellent for both local and warm water diving
  • $85 includes student workbook, slate and cert card

 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. This course should be on every diver's MUST TAKE course list.

  • One 2 hr. classroom session
  • Knowledge development and practical, hands-on skills development
  • You should retrain every 24 months
  • Excellent for both local and warm water diving
  • $85 includes student workbook, slate, and cert card

 Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid

More than 10 percent of all dive fatalities are actually caused by cardiovascular disease,  according to DAN dive accident and fatality statistics. You will learn how to perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with heart attacks and respiratory arrest. Managing shock and controlling external bleeding are other skills covered that can help save lives.

  • One 3 hr. classroom session
  • Knowledge development and practical, hands-on skills development
  • You should retrain every 24 months
  • $85 includes student workbook, slate, and cert card

  Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP)

 

When a dive accident occurs, multiple things happen. Separate small problems can compound to create a larger problem. DAN's Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) program prepares you to handle the kinds of multifaceted accidents that may occur. It's an easy and fast way to take four of DAN's core first-aid courses in one program.

  • One 6 hr. classroom session
  • Knowledge development and practical, hands-on skills development
  • You should retrain every 24 months
  • $260 includes student workbook, slate, and cert card

 

 CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid

The CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid course teaches 2-person techniques of basic life support for adults, children and infants. It includes First-Aid and BLS skills applicable to the diving market, resuscitation techniques for the nondiving health-care market and skills to meet the 2010 ILCOR and AHA CPR guidelines.

  • One 4 hr. classroom session
  • Knowledge development and practical, hands-on skills development
  • You should retrain every 24 months
  • $110 includes student workbook, slate, and cert card

 

 Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

This course is intended for scientific (AAUS), Professional, aquarium or commercial 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. Simplify your life by only having to take this one course every two years.

  • One 7 hr. classroom session
  • Knowledge development with practical, hands-on skills development
  • You should retrain every 24 months
  • $280 includes student workbook, slate, cert card, non-rebreather mask and pocket mask in a clamshell case

 

Dive Emergency Specialist

A great way to tie many of the above courses together! Not a class, but rather a recognition level you can achieve by taking DAN courses. DAN understands the importance of being an active and involved diver. To recognize this commitment to dive safety, DAN has created a recognition program called Diving Emergency Specialist. The DES designation is a way to commend divers who have sought out the training they need to be prepared buddies and safer divers. You will receive a DES cert card, DES certificate, and a DES shoulder patch.
There are three ways to achieve the DES certification:

  1. Certification as a Rescue Diver and certification in DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP)
  2. Certification as a Rescue Diver and certification in DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
  3. Certification as a Rescue Diver and certification in the DAN Basic Life Support and First Aid (BLSFA) plus:
    • Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries
    • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
    • Neurological Assessment

 

Contact Us to schedule any of these DAN courses.
Classes can be scheduled for as few as one person.