Studies suggest that the administration of 100% oxygen in diving related incidents help flush extra nitrogen from the bloodstream as well as re-oxygenate tissues that may be suffering from poor blood flow. Oxygen should, however, be administered by those with training to handle the equipment and understand the effects of the treatment. The Divers Alert Network (DAN) has constructed a course that teaches both the average layperson and the professional diver to safely administer oxygen to injured divers who may benefit from its usage.
Students will learn to safely handle oxygen equipment and the various methods of administering oxygen to injured divers. Your instructor will also explain the benefits of oxygen usage and the various parameters that should be followed when dealing with high percentages of oxygen. Also, students will learn about the physiology of respiration and circulation as well as decompression illness.
Divers must complete the DAN Oxygen Administration workbook that accompanies the course prior to attending the lecture and practical session.
There are no set age or prior certification requirements for this course.
Course: $119 (includes course materials, instruction costs, and certification fees)
June 29th, September 21st, or Privately Upon Request