Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Units (PDUs) may be granted to diving leadership personnel for participating in some of the courses listed below as authorized by their respective training agency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Automated External Defibrillators 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).
Automated External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies
When a person drowns, they may or may not inhale water. They normally enter cardiac arrest because of the inability to breathe. This course teaches interested parties to provide care for cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Basic Life Support and First Aid
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. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as illness and injury assessments, bandaging and splinting skills and emergency moves.
Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals
The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs.
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.
Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
This program is intended for divers who are required to have first aid, CPR and oxygen first aid training prior to diving as part of their job responsibilities. It combines the key skills of CPR and first aid training with the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, AEDs for Scuba Diving and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries courses.
Diving Medicine for Divers - Level I
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.
Diving Medicine for Divers - Level II
Dive Medicine for Divers: Level 2, represents advanced knowledge development for divers interested in better understanding diving medical and safety topics. It includes topics on Decompression Illness, Barotrauma and Equipment Issues along with case history discussions that encourage understanding of symptom recognition and a worksheet to send with an injured diver in the event of an accident.
Diving Emergency Management Provider Program
Learn the knowledge and skills from several courses into one single approach to dive emergency management.
Diving Emergency Specialist (DES)
Learn about DAN’s new recognition program for divers who are interested in dive safety.