Education

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Divers Alert Network, DAN Programs

Divers Alert Network, DAN Programs

"Divers Helping Divers"

  

DAN, Divers Alert Network training is focused on diving safety, medical treatment and first aid. Since both divers and non-divers can benefit from training in the Divers Alert Network of courses, anyone may take them, scuba divers, lifeguards, friends of scuba divers, bubble watchers, boat enthusiasts and other interested individuals. Theses courses are designed to provide hands on training and information in the first aid for most aquatic injuries and circumstances 


Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries (DEMP)

The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of administering emergency oxygen for a suspected diving injury. This course introduces participants to the fundamentals of dive-injury recognition and proper first-responder care with a a variety of oxygen delivery systems.
 

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (DEMP)

Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish or other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort and pain.

  

Neurological Assessment (DEMP)

Learn how to conduct a layman's neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver. 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.
   
 

Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (DEMP)

The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support (BLS) to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services.
 
 

CPR: Health Care Provider

Whether you are diving a few hours from shore or days from civilization, dive accidents frequently require more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs. CPR:Health Care Provider (CPR: HCP) teaches advanced techniques of basic life support.
 
 

Diving Emergency Management Provider Program (DEMP)

This program integrates the knowledge and skills from (4) DAN training programs into a single course — at a significant time savings without sacrificing any skills.
 

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

This program is intended for 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 training from Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries as well Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid.

   

Dive Medicine for Divers

Dive Medicine for Divers (DMFD) provides a comprehensive educational approach to diving physiology and first aid. It is a three-part program.
 
Dive Medicine for Divers Part 1
This educational program, Dive Medicine for Divers: Part 1, represents advanced knowledge development for divers interested in better understanding diving medicine and dive safety. It includes topics on Fitness to Dive, Safety Planning, Basic Physical Examinations, and it incorporates the DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider and On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers courses.

Dive Medicine for Divers Part 2

Dive Medicine for Divers: Level 2, represents advanced knowledge development for divers interested in better understanding diving medical and safety topics. It includes topics on Decompression Illness, Barotrauma and Equipment Issues along with case history discussions that encourage understanding of symptom recognition and a worksheet to send with an injured diver in the event of an accident. There is also an instructor-led topic on severe allergic reactions, how to use an Epi-pen in the event of an emergency and how to take a blood pressure.

Dive Medicine for Divers Part 3

Dive Medicine for Divers: Part 3, represents advanced knowledge development for divers interested in better understanding diving medical and safety topics. It includes topics on gas toxicities, the causes and mechanisms of drowning and the uses of an otoscope for examining a diver's ears. There are also instructor-led topics on calculating partial pressures of gases, the causes of drowning for divers, legal issues with providing care in an emergency and learning to use an otoscope.
  

Other Courses and Programs

  • Diver Medical Technician (DMT)  - serve as caring for injured divers on the scene and acting as tenders in a hyperbaric chamber.
  • Diving Emergency Specialist (DES) - recognition level open to any diver who holds a Rescue Diver certification and a current DAN Dive Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) certification
  • Instructor Qualification Course  - Grant Graves, DAN Examiner
  • Instructor Trainer Workshop - Grant Graves, DAN Examiner