DIVERS’ ALERT NETWORK (DAN)

FIRST AID COURSES FOR SCUBA DIVERS

Whether it is being on the scene of an accident or witnessing a health-related emergency, most people will be involved in a crisis situation at some point in their lives. Are you prepared to help? Do you have the skills to respond quickly?

Developed by medical experts, DAN’s courses are easy to understand and designed to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to respond in emergency situations. DAN first aid courses prepare divers to manage injuries related to scuba diving. All courses meet the 2010 ILCOR and AHA CPR guidelines. The training can also extend to other environments. Isn’t it worth a few hours one evening or weekend to learn the skills that could save a life?

Developed by Dive Medicine Physicians and Scuba Diving Educators

BASIC LIFE SUPPORT—CPR & FIRST AID
Learn emergency skills; help save a life.

  • Meets ILCOR/AHA2010 guidelines
  • Manage shock and choking
  • Assess injuries
  • 5 hours

FIRST AID for HAZARDOUS MARINE LIFE INJURIES
Assist with Stings, Bites, Seafood Poisoning

  • Indentify hazardous marine life
  • Practice treating injuries
  • Gain tools to avoid injuries
  • 5 hours

OXYGEN PROVIDER
Assist with Scuba Diving Injuries and Non-Fatal Drownings

  • Primary Diving First Aid
  • Learn oxygen delivery options
  • Provide oxygen for breathing or non-breathing divers
  • 4-5 hours

NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
Recognize signs of Stroke and Decompression Illness

  • Recognize nervous system injury
  • Learn assessment techniques
  • Uncover subtle changes
  • F-A-S-T Assessment
  • 4 hours

DIVING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROVIDER
Comprehensive Diving First Aid Course – includes all 4 courses above.

  • Basic Life Support
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life
  • Oxygen Provider
  • Neurological Assessment
  • 16 hours

BECOME A DAN INSTRUCTOR
The DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) is the pathway to becoming a DAN Instructor. Active diving professionals who are DAN Members are eligible to enroll in this program. A CPR instruction credential is also required but can be obtained as part of the IQC.

Most instructor candidates begin with the Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) program, which instructs candidates how to teach the four component courses shown here individually. It also covers how to teach the courses as the comprehensive DEMP program.

DAN Instructors who work with individuals who dive as part of their job or volunteer duties will want to consider adding the DFA PRO module as part of their IQC.


Contact us to learn more!