- No dive certification required
- No minimum age limit
Many divers take the Emergency First Response (EFR) or DAN Basic Life Support (BLS) courses to meet program prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the EFR or the BLS program to be important in everyday life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise. You will learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals but at a layperson level.
Use Oxygen in First Aid for Divers
The course is designed to train and educate the general diving public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury. In addition, this course will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response, and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.
The Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course is not designed to train laypersons to provide oxygen to the general public. While the medical standards and equipment are the same regarding the emergency use of oxygen for both divers and non-divers, the DAN Oxygen Provider course does not prepare individuals to respond to the ill or injured member of the general public by using emergency oxygen.
Upcoming Dates for First Aid, CPR and Emergency Oxygen