DAN Oxygen Provider

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DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Provider Course

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.

In DAN most recent dive accident record, less than 33% of injured divers received emergency oxygen in the field. Few of those received oxygen concentrations approaching the recommended 100%. DAN and all major diving instructional agencies recommend that all divers be qualified to provide 100% oxygen in the field to those injured in a dive accident.

Continuing education is an important way for divers to continue to hone their diving skills and improve as divers. Divers Alert Network understands the importance of being an active and involved diver who takes the time to learn about not just new dive techniques, but techniques to care for yourself and others injured in a dive accident.
To recognize this commitment to dive safety, DAN has created a recognition program called Diving Emergency Specialist. The DES designation is a way to commend divers who have sought out the training they need to be prepared buddies and safer divers.

To earn this recognition, divers must hold current certifications in: Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

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 DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course is not designed to train lay persons 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.

Recommended Minimum Hours of Training:
Knowledge Development (Lecture) = 1 Hour
Skills Development (Practice) = 3 Hours
This course should be taught as a four-hour program.

The time needed to teach the course varies and depends on many factors including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program. Instructors who want to include subjects or training beyond the course requirements may do so only before or following the course. Any additional training must not be required for completion of course requirements.

Course participants must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of major diving injuries including near drowning and decompression illnesses (arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness).
Course participants must demonstrate proper deployment, assembly, disassembly, and use of all components of the DAN Oxygen Unit. This includes use of the demand inhalator valve / mask, constant flow (delivering oxygen at least 15 lpm), non-rebreather mask and oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet.
Course participants must complete the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries examination with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

To successfully complete the DAN Oxygen Provider course, participants must demonstrate skill and confidence during deployment, assembly and disassembly of all parts of the DAN Oxygen Unit (or other acceptable units).

The course participant must demonstrate skill and confidence while providing emergency oxygen to simulated injured divers by:
Assessing the scene and oxygen provider safety
Deploying and operating the DAN Oxygen Unit
Selecting and preparing the appropriate oxygen mask
Operating the DAN Oxygen Unit and using these oxygen delivery devices:

• Demand inhalator valve and mask
• Constant-flow, non-rebreather mask
• Oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet
• Identification of the main components of the DAN Oxygen Unit
• Jumbo D cylinder and valve
• Multi-function regulator
• “T” handle
• Handwheel/wrench
• Oxygen washer
• Constant-flow controller
• Intermediate (green) pressure hose
• Pressure activated check valve (in threaded outlet)
• Demand inhalator valve
• Oronasal mask
• Non-rebreather mask
• Oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet

Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course
This module, Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, is an advanced-level program that provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past year (12 months). It 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.
Rescue breathing with supplemental oxygen delivers upwards of 50 percent inspired oxygen when performed correctly. However, using an MTV-100 or Bag Valve Mask with oxygen can deliver nearly 100 percent inspired oxygen to a non-breathing injured diver.

When supplemental oxygen is not available, a Bag Valve Mask can deliver 21 percent oxygen as compared to 16 percent with rescue breathing without supplemental oxygen. The MTV-100 does not work without an oxygen supply.
This is not a stand-alone program. It is intended to train current DAN Oxygen Providers to administer oxygen using advanced-level skills.

Course prerequisites: If you have taken a Diving Emergency Management Provider class, it must have included Advanced O2 and that must be reflected on your certification card.
You must also hold: A rescue-level certification or higher with your training agency; and current CPR and first aid certifications.  This program is open to any diver.

 


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