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Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

Upcoming Classes

  • Thu, Aug 31st

    Diver's World

    6pm - 9pm

    sign up prior to 6/20. online portion must be completed by 6/21

    Michael Moulton
    NAUI Instructor #56437
    Michael is very involved with the diving community, he currently is a certified Aqua Lung and Apeks Service Technician and a NAUI Scuba Instructor. His favorite part about teaching scuba is everything! He enjoys all aspects of scuba; the science, the adventure, the people, and “the toys.” Michael has dived in some very interesting environments such as an underground mine and under ice; every dive is Michael’s favorite. Michael emphasizes that scuba is a sport with infinite opportunities, he is always learning and growing. “Jump in and get wet” is Michael’s motto for those interested in the sport    

Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

Why Take This Course

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:

  • Oxygen equipment identification, assembly and disassembly
  • Scene safety assessment
  • Initial assessment
  • Use of Demand inhalator valve, Nonrebreather mask,
  • Use of Bag-valve mask, Manually triggered ventilator
  • Creation of an Emergency assistance plan.