DAN Training Programs
|Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries|
As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider Course provides entry-level training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid.
|Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries |
This advanced-level program is designed to train existing DAN Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 or a Bag Valve Mask while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver.
|Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies|
This course trains non-divers and professional rescuers (such as lifeguards) to recognize near-drowning / submersion incidents and other aquatic medical emergencies and to provide basic life support including the use of oxygen first aid.
|First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries|
Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.
|DAN Basic Life Support |
Basic Life Support, or BLS, includes airway management skills such as the log roll and recovery position, one rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and additional skills like caring for a choking patient, controlling bleeding and caring for a patient in shock.
|Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Scuba Diving |
More than 10 percent of all dive fatalities are actually caused by cardiovascular disease, according to DAN dive accident and fatality statistics. This course teaches divers and other interested parties to provide care for sudden cardiac arrest including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AEDs).
|On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers|
Learn how to conduct a neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver in this course. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid, and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.
This program includes key skills such as illness and injury assessments, bandaging and splinting skills and emergency moves.
|Medical Oxygen Rebreather|
The DAN Medical Oxygen Rebreather (MO2R) Training Module is an additional training module for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past 12 months.
|DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider /|
DAN Diving First Responder
Learn the knowledge and skills from several courses into one single approach to dive emergency management.
|Diving Emergency Specialist|
DAN's recognition program for divers who are interested in dive safety.
|DAN Instructor Qualification Course |
To become a DAN Instructor you must complete the Instructor Qualification Course (IQC). Instructor Candidates will complete a Core Module that offers more information about DAN and explains how to teach DAN programs. Candidates will then complete the course module for each DAN Training Program they are interested in teaching.
|DAN Instructor Trainer Workshop|
This program teaches scuba diving Instructor Trainers to teach the DAN Instructor Qualification Course and train DAN Instructors. Only DAN Staff Members can offer this program.
|Dive Medicine For Divers 1|
When you want to know more than just basic first aid techniques, this program is for you. This modular program includes sections on fitness to dive, safety planning and basic physical examinations.
|Dive medicine for divers 2|
Part 2 builds on the foundation from Part 1. This program provides information regarding topics such as decompression illness, barotraumas and equipment-related safety issues and includes skill development on taking a blood pressure and using an EpiPen in the event of a severe allergic reaction.
|Dive medicine for divers 3|
This final part of the series provides information regarding gas toxicities, drowning, ear barotrauma and use of an otoscope.
|Diver Medical Technician|
Diver Medical Technicians (DMTs) serve as the critical first step in the dive medicine chain, caring for injured divers on the scene and acting as tenders in the hyperbaric chamber.