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.
This informative 5 hour program provides the training necessary to check for a carotid pulse, provide continued ventilation and use both flow-restricted manually triggered oxygen powered resuscitators (MTRs) and BVMs. This is not a stand-alone program. It is intended to train current DAN Oxygen Providers to administer oxygen using advanced-level skills.
Topics covered include:
- Recognition of an injury or illness and the benefits of oxygen provision
- Checking for signs of life(including the carotid pulse)
- Review of potential complications with artificial ventilation
- hazards and precautions when using oxygen
- use of MTRs and use of BVMs.
Other skills covered include:
- 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.