Scuba Diving Provider Level Courses
DAN Basic Life Support (CPR) and First Aid
Basic life support (BLS) includes airway management skills such as the log roll and recovery position, one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and additional skills like caring for a choking person, controlling bleeding, and caring for a person in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as illness and injury assessments, bandaging and splinting skills, and emergency moves. Click here for more information.
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
DAN's Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Course was designed to fill the void in oxygen first aid training available for the general diving public. This course represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in recognizing possible dive related injuries and providing emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and/or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility. Click here for more information.
Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
This advanced level course is designed to train DAN Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 or a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver and activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility. Click here for more information.
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Although serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish, and other marine creatures at some point in their dive careers. Knowing how to minimize these injuries helps you reduce diver discomfort and pain. The First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries program is designed to provide knowledge regarding specific types of marine creature injuries and the general first aid treatment for those injuries. Click here for more information.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Scuba Diving
The nature and scope of this course is limited to training divers and interested non-divers such as boat captains, water enthusiasts, and non-diving family members to provide emergency cardiac care with an Automated External Defibrillator. This course does not provide training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or Scuba diving rescue. Click here for more information.
Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals
Called Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals (BLSPRO), this program is ideal for dive professionals and divers interested in understanding professional level resuscitation techniques. This program is designed to be applicable to the diving market, including scenes and scenarios from dive situations, as well as the non-diving/healthcare market. Click here for more information.
Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2)
You know the importance of oxygen as a first aid measure for decompression illness. But, what happens when you have more ocean than oxygen between you and advanced medical care? The DAN REMO2 System will benefit a responsive and breathing injured diver where there is substantial distance to the nearest medical facility or delay to the next level of emergency response. Click here for more information.
On Site Neurological Assessment for Divers
Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system. These signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver. This can cause them to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive related. This program focuses on how to obtain essential information about a diver involved in a dive emergency and what information to relay to emergency medical services. Click here for more information.
Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
The DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course represents training specifically designed for divers who dive as part of their job duties. It is not appropriate or designed for recreational divers. Students for this course must have an affiliation with an aquarium, commercial diving company, or scientific diving operation. Click here for more information.
Dive Medicine for Divers Part 1
When you want to know more than just basic first aid techniques, Dive Medicine for Divers is your next step. Ultimately, more knowledge and a better understanding of how our bodies react to the pressures and stresses of diving lead to safer divers as we understand our limitations and the limitations of the situation. Click here for more information.
Dive Medicine for Divers Part 2
Part 2 builds on the foundation from Part 1. This program provides information regarding topics such as decompression illness, barotraumas, and equipment related safety issues and includes skill development on taking a blood pressure and using an EpiPen in the event of a severe allergic reaction. Click here for more information.
Dive Medicine for Divers Part 3
This final part of the series provides information regarding gas toxicities, drowning, ear barotrauma, and use of an otoscope. Click here for more information.
Dive Emergency Management Provider
Divers and dive professionals interested in understanding first aid care for dive emergencies can now take the Dive Emergency Management Provider course from a DAN Instructor. This single program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN Training Programs into a single program. Click here for more information.
Dive Emergency Specialist
To recognize commitment to dive safety, DAN has created a recognition program called Dive Emergency Specialist, or the DES Program. The DES designation is a way to commend divers who have sought out the training they need to be prepared buddies and safer divers. Click here for more information.