First Aid Courses for Scuba Divers

Whether it is being on the scene of an accident or witnessing a health-related emergency, most people will be involved in a crisis situation at some point in their lives. Are you prepared to help? Do you have the skills to respond quickly?

Developed by medical experts, DAN’s courses are easy to understand and designed to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to respond in emergency situations. DAN first aid courses prepare divers to manage injuries related to scuba diving. All courses meet the 2010 ILCOR and AHA CPR guidelines. The training can also extend to other environments. Isn’t it worth a few hours one evening or weekend to learn the skills that could save a life?

These four courses were developed by Dive Medicine Physicians and Scuba Diving Educators

                   Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

 

When a diving accident occurs, being able to recognize the problem and respond with the appropriate care can speed the diver's recovery and minimize lasting effects. Oxygen first aid provides needed oxygen to body tissues, enhances the elimination of inert gases such as nitrogen obtained from breathing gases, and helps shrink any gas bubbles that may have developed during ascent — bubbles that contribute to decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism. Supplemental oxygen also can help minimize or eliminate existing symptoms and reduce further injury until medical services are engaged.

 

What You Will Learn

This course will teach you the techniques of

emergency oxygen administration for suspected

diving injuries and nonfatal drowning. You will

learn the fundamentals of recognizing dive

injuries along with response and management.

 

You will learn about:

  • Atmospheric gases

  • Respiration and circulation

  • Decompression illness

  • Oxygen and diving injuries

  • Oxygen safety

 

You will develop the following skills:

  • Scene safety assessment

  • Initial assessment

  • Oxygen equipment identification, assembly and disassembly

  • Use of Demand inhalator valve, Nonrebreather mask,

  • Use of Bag-valve mask, Manually triggered ventilator

  • Creation of an Emergency assistance plan.

                  First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

 

Divers may experience unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. Any time a person enters the marine environment there is a chance of being stung, bitten or cut. This course will teach you where you can expect to encounter potentially hazardous marine life and how to provide first aid when injuries occur. The more you know about the marine environment, the greater your chances of having safe, memorable dives.

 

What You Will Learn

This DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course teachesdivers how to identify and avoid potentially harmful marine life. It alsoprovides first aid skills to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort.

 

You will learn about:

  • Vertebrate and invertebrate sources of envenomations

  • Traumatic injuries

  • Life-threatening complications

  • Seafood poisonings

  • Avoidance of marine life injuries

 

 

You will develop the following skills:

  • Initial assessment

  • Shock management

  • Control of external bleeding

  • Pressure immobilization technique

  • Severe allergic reactions

  • Creation of an emergency assistance plan

  • Treatment of stinging and spiny envenomations and injuries

You will be receive an electronic book, yours to keep and a link to the online video: complete the knowledge reviews in your book and the online portion and print out the online certificate. Then come or call in to schedule the 3 hour practical portion.

 

Certification is for a 24month period:

Renewals are half price:

                           Neurological Assessment

 

Stroke is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability according to the American Heart Association. Decompression illness (DCI) can present as a neurological injury associated with scuba diving. Rapid recognition of and response to a suspected neurological injury, regardless of cause, can help convince
the injured person of the need for emergency oxygen and help the responder monitor the injured person's condition and report findings to emergency medical services (EMS).

 

What You Will Learn

The DAN Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtainessential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency orsuspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to EMS.

 

You will learn about:

  • Nervous system overview

  • Stroke

  • Decompression illness

  • Neurological assessments

 

You will develop the following skills:

  • Making a F-A-S-T assessment

  • Taking a history

  • Monitoring vital signs

  • Assessing cranial nerve function

  • Determining mental function

  • Evaluating motor function

  • Assessing coordination and balance

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                         Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid

 

The American Heart Association states that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provided by a bystander immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim's chance of survival. Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest if no CPR and defibrillation occurs during that time. This course will help prepare you to handle cardiovascular events and other life-threatening incidents. Meets ILCOR/AHA 2010 Guidelines.

 

What You Will Learn

You will learn how to perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with heart attacks and respiratory arrest. Managing shock and controlling external bleeding are other skills covered that can help save lives.

 

You will learn about:

  • Primary & Secondary Assessments

  • Signs & symptoms of common medical emergencies

  • Stroke Assessment

You will develop the following skills:

  • Initial and secondary assessments

  • Recovery position technique

  • CPR techniques

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED) use

  • Obstructed airway management

  • Control of external bleeding

  • Bandaging, wound management and splinting

  • Shock management

You will be receive an electronic book, yours to keep and a link to the online video: complete the knowledge reviews in your book and the online portion and print out the online certificate. Then come or call in to schedule the 3 hour practical portion.

 

Certification is for a 24month period:

Renewals are half price:

 

 

The (DEMP) Divers Emergency Management Provider program prepares you to address multiple problems at onceand with confidence. It combines the knowledge and skills from the followingfour courses into a single approach to managing diving emergencies:Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid, Neurological Assessment, Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries.

Contact us:

 

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Clarksville TN. 37040

Telephone : 931-771-2570

Email : info@advancedlifesavingsolutions.com

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Advanced Lifesaving Solutions was created by Cecil and Rich promoting their desire for safety training in the community. Combining their passion for adventure with an emphasis on safety they created  Waterdogs Scuba and Safety LLC. Advanced Lifesaving Solutions is a division of their brain child and has been in action since 2012. They both served many tours in combat where applying their lifesaving skills was put to a test. They bring that knowledge to life by preparing others to deal with situations they might face on any given day.

One incident (closer to home) that happend to Cecil "In 1983 my six week old daughter stop breathing and for thirty minutes I had to provide cpr for her until EMS could arrive. If I had not been trained, the results would have been different. That incident has been a driving force in the developement of our company. I have maintained my certifications ever since as well as being an instructor for almost 15 years".

 

Give us a call and we will sign you up for the class date that best suits you. The lives of your loved ones or a complete stranger may depend on your skills one day.