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.
This course, with a nominal duration of 4 hours, is designed to provide participants with training in techniques for basic life support, including the management of an unresponsive victim and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The DAN course in cardiovascular resuscitation is ideal for dive professionals and divers interested in understanding professional-level resuscitation techniques. Participants must have basic English-speaking skills and reading skills unless training materials are provided in the appropriate non-English language. They must also have the strength to manage CPR and other emergency situations.
Coupled with DAN’s existing Training Programs and the new Advanced Oxygen First Aid program, Aquanauts offers 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;
- cricoid pressure; and
- the technique for caring for an unconscious choking victim
After the competent completion of all of the required skills, you will receive a Statement of Attainment from DAN when the registration procedures have been completed. The program is accredited by State and National government recognition authorities under National Training Recognition Scheme.