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DFA Pro Provider Course

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

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The Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is aimed at commercial, professional, scientific divers and aquarium staff and volunteers and meets the 2015 Guidelines for Resuscitation & OSHA. The course is comprised of information from the Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries and CPR HCP plus Bloodborne pathogens.


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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.


Class Curriculum


  INTRODUCTION
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  ATMOSPHERIC GASES
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  DECOMPRESSION ILLNESS
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  BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS
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  EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
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  LIFTING & MOVING
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  NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
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  CONDUCTING A NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
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  FOUR FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
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  OXYGEN & DIVING INJURIES
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  HANDLING OXYGEN SAFELY
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  CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION
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  CPR: USING AED'S
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  TEMPERATURE-RELATED INJURIES
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  SLIPS & FALLS: SECONDARY ASSESSMENT
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  HAZARDOUS MARINE LIFE INJURIES
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  AVOID HAZARDOUS MARINE LIFE INJURIES
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  SUMMARY
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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the course objectives?
The Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is aimed at commercial, professional, scientific divers and aquarium staff and volunteers and meets the 2015 Guidelines for Resuscitation & OSHA. The course is comprised of information from the Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries and CPR HCP plus Bloodborne pathogens.
What is the minum recommened cours hours?
Knowledge development (lecture) hours = 6 - 8 hours. Skills development (practice) hours = 6 - 8 hours.The time needed to teach the course varies and depends on many factors, including the number of students and their ability to process the educational components of the program. Instructors who want to include subjects or training beyond the course requirements may do so only before or after the course. Any additional training must not be required for completion of course requirements.

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