Emergency Oxygen Administration

This course is intended for anyone who might come in contact with divers or diving-related injuries. It is written to meet the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

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.

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.

 

Students must have a current CPR certification. Those who who might come in contact with divers or diving-related injuries are encouraged to participate.

BLS: First Aid & CPR is a 5-hour course of class room instruction right here at Diver’s World followed by a written test. It includes knowledge development aas well as hands-on skills development.

This certification is good for 24-months.

Your class fee includes instructional materials, an O2 kit (Oronasal resuscitation mask with oxygen inlet, latex gloves and DAN O2 card), your instructor and certification card.

Student Provides

Students should bring their personal note-taking preference.

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