DAN Basic Life Support


DAN Basic Life Support and First Aid – DAN courses

This DAN course program is a lay provider course, designed to teach basic life support and first aid in five to six hours. Basic Life Support, or 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 patient, controlling bleeding and caring for a patient 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.
This program meets current American Heart Association and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care. It is an instructor-led program featuring skills demonstrations, both in video and live, and skill practice with manikins.

DAN Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals – DAN

The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs. DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers will now be able to offer a healthcare provider-level basic life support program for their student and divers.
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.
Coupled with DAN its existing Training Programs and the new Advanced Oxygen First Aid program, DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers will now be able to offer a complete diving emergency program.
This program also addresses basic life support skills for adults, children and infants.
Skills learned in this program that set it apart from lay-provider level CPR courses include:

  • two-person CPR
  • ventilation using a bag valve mask
  • finger sweep
  • suctioning
  • cricoid pressure
  • the technique for caring for an unconscious choking victim


We like to maintain a steep learning curve at Blue Label. The agency’s specific academics are partly completed through home study and finalized early in the course. This allows us to offer you more hands-on information, time for practical dive planning and workshops.

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All students must meet the prerequisites set out by the relevant training organization prior to starting the course. Blue Label Diving Terms and Conditions apply to all of our courses.


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