Have you ever been in an emergency situation where you had to give someone emergency Oxygen? Would you know what to do? Well after taking the Emergency Oxygen First Aid course you will have all the skills needed to know what to do without causing more chaos.
Diving accidents occur from not diving within your limits or not paying attention to your air supply. A Strong diver not only knows how to care for themselves, but know how to recognize problems of others and respond with the appropriate care. 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.
So think about taking the Oxygen First Aid course offed at Eco Dive Center if you are not only looking to make your skill stronger but are looking to make diving more enjoyable and safe for others around you. Next call August 3rd 7pm at Eco Dive Center Normally $39 Call to reserve your spot in this fun PADI Specialty course. Normally $120 but this date is offered at $39. And YES it counts toward you Master Diver Rank.
The PADI Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury. In addition, this course will introduce the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.
Topics covered in Emergency Oxygen Provider Course are:
Course participants must complete the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider knowlegde reviews with a minimum passing score of 80 percent. The instructor will review the examination with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.Skill DevelopmentAt the end of this program, you will be able to:
- atmospheric gases
- respiration and circulation
- decompression illness
- oxygen and diving injuries
- handling oxygen units
- oxygen delivery systems and components
- Assess the scene and oxygen provider safety.
- Identify the main components of the DAN Oxygen Unit.
- Assemble and deploy a DAN Oxygen Unit.
- Select and prepare the appropriate oxygen mask.
- Operate an oxygen unit and using these oxygen-delivery devices:
- demand inhalator valve and mask
- constant-flow, nonrebreather mask
- manually triggered ventilator and/or bag valve mask
Schedule: One night, 7pm to 10pmIncludes:
- PADI Oxygen Provider manual
- Certification card
- Use of O2 Kits
- Credit towards earning your Master Scuba Diver rating