DAN providers levels
DAN 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 recognising diving injury signs and symptoms, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.
The DAN Oxygen Provider 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
DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid
The DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (“DAN Advanced Oxygen Provider”) programme is designed to teach the skills and knowledge needed to supplement Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) skills with resuscitation techniques to assist any diver who is not breathing. The course is divided into two parts: The use of the Manual Triggered Ventilator (MTV, also known as Resuscitation valve) and the use of the Bag Valve Mask (BVM). According to local laws and regulations, providers will be trained in the use of the MTV only or in the use of both MTV and BVM.
DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies
Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies represents training designed to educate the public to recognise possible aquatic related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest medical facility.
DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
The objectives of this course are to train and educate the general diving public and interested non-divers in the first aid techniques for a suspected hazardous marine life injury. In addition, this course will introduce divers to the identification of potentially hazardous marine life and how to avoid hazardous marine life injuries. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.
DAN Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
This course is designed to train and educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in the techniques of using an automated External Defibrillator (AED) for victims of a cardiac arrest. In addition, this course also reviews first aid (and CPR) procedures using Basic Life Support techniques. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.
DAN Medical Oxygen Rebreather (MO2R)
The DAN Medical Oxygen Rebreather (MO2R) Training Module is an additional training module for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past 12 months. It trains DAN Oxygen Providers to recognise diving injuries where a MO2R System will be an effective method of providing emergency oxygen first aid and how to assemble and provide emergency oxygen first aid using a MO2R.
The MO2R System will benefit a responsive and breathing injured diver where there is substantial distance to the nearest medical facility or delay to the next level of emergency response. A MO2R is designed to provide high concentrations of emergency oxygen for up to eight hours.
DAN Basic Life Support
The Basic Life Support course, represents entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing Basic Life Support techniques to adult victims with life threatening injuries, while activating the local medical services.
The DAN Basic Life Support provider (“DAN BLS Provider”) programme is designed to teach the knowledge and skills needed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) to adult victims. BLS consists out of several First Aid techniques that support (or might restore) life. At the end of the course the DAN BLS provider will be able to recognise an emergency, activate the EMS and provide early BLS, while waiting for an AED or Advanced Life support to arrive at the scene of the accident. Early Access to the EMS and early BLS are 2 of the 4 links in the chain of survival.
DAN On-site Neurological assessment for Divers
This course, On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers, 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 two years (24 months).
The DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Provider (“DAN On-Site Neuro Provider”) program is designed to:
- Refresh the knowledge of the warning signs of a dive emergency
Identify when it is appropriate to conduct an on-site neurological assessment
Conduct an on-site neurological assessment
DAN Diving Emergency Management provider
The Diving Emergency Management Provider and the Diving First Responder Course allows DAN Instructors to offer an integrated course that allows divers to learn the information and skills in DAN Training Programs, at a significant savings of time, but without sacrificing any skills.
While the Diving Emergency Management Provider course combines the Oxygen, AED and HMLIcourse, the DAN Diving First Responder course also includes the skills and knowledge from the Advanced Oxygen Provider course.