Dive accidents are rare, but they may require prompt, specific action. No single set of skills will meet all the various demands a dive accident may present. The Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) program combines skills from four first-aid courses offered by your instructor to streamline and put into context the care that may be necessary. This program meets the current recommendations from the October 2015 Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care issued by the International Liaison Council on Resuscitation (ILCOR)/American Heart Association (AHA).
The first step in being prepared to handle a diving emergency is education. DAN courses teach you the first aid steps to care for an injured diver and interact with medical professionals.