DAN (Divers Alert Network) Instructor & DEMP Program
Expand your dive safety and 1st aid care training and qualify to teach four of these valuable DAN Courses
We are also the only facility in Utila that can offer other training in DAN Instructor courses such as O2 Provider, Field Neurological Assessment, Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, and Basic Life Support.
Learn how to instruct divers and non-divers to recognize diving injuries and to provide Oxygen first aid treatment, from minor case scenarios of type I DCS with breathing responsive divers to dealing with multiple injured divers with type II DCS. Also learn how to operate the MTV 100 valve on O2 units and when to deliver 100% O2 ventilations to non breathing injured divers. You’ll confidently be able to administer Oxygen 1st Aid, even in the dark!
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HMLI)
Improve your first aid & secondary care teaching skills and learn how to educate both divers and non-divers to identify hazardous marine life, recognize possible injuries caused by them, provide first aid and how to avoid these hazardous marine life injuries. This modular course is essential for any diver who will be in tropical waters where jelly fish and other venomous creatures are found. Learn how simple treatments, like hot water, can be used to alleviate stings by rays or jelly fish wounds.
Onsite Neurological Assessment Provider/Instructor
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. Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system, these signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver whitch can cause them to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive-related. This program focuses on how to obtain essential information about a diver involved in an emergency and what information to relay to emergency medical services. Only medical professionals should diagnose medical conditions. The information you gather while performing a neurological assessment will be useful to help the dive physician understand the extent of the injury and how it has changed in the time it took to get the diver from the dive site to definitive care.
Basic Life Support
This program also CPR/1st aid and addresses basic life support skills for adults, children and infants.
We can offer a package of these 4 programs to qualify you as a DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider Instructor. This offers time and cost savings and allows you to teach a comprehensive package. These courses can be scheduled on demand with a reservation. Please contact us for specific costs and scheduling.