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  INTRODUCTION

Scuba diving injuries are rare and are often subtle when they occur. In the unlikely event of an injury, being able to recognize the problem and initiate appropriate action can speed the diver’s recovery and minimize lasting effects. Oxygen first aid is one of the initial responses for diving injuries.

The Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is an entry-level training program that teaches participants common presentations of dive injuries and how to provide emergency oxygen first aid.

During this course, participants will become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with decompression illness and nonfatal drowning and the proper administration of supplemental oxygen. Proper assembly, disassembly and use of all component parts found in the DAN Oxygen Unit are included in the skills section of this course.

Successful completion of the Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course includes demonstrating skill competency and passing a final knowledge assessment. The result is certification as an Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries Provider.

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