The Divers Alert Network is a not-for-profit international organization set up to promote dive safety and reduce & prevent accidents – it is run by divers for divers. Providing emergency care training specifically for the sports diving environment, it takes you beyond the basic introduction to Oxygen and AED use covered in the EFR program.
DAN Asia-Pacific also provides Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage and optional Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance Services for Members. In addition the organisation is responsible for funding and/or manning 24-hour diving emergency hotlines throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Wherever members live or dive around the world they have peace of mind knowing that DAN is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in the event of an accident/illness.
The DAN Basic Life Support (BLS) course will not only train divers and non-divers to resuscitate an injured person with a circulatory arrest, but can also prevent a person from getting in that condition. External bleeding, choking and shock can lead to severe circulatory and respiratory problems. The DAN BLS course will prepare you to react in the correct way, when accidents happen.
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries represents entry-level training to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise possible dive-related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.
The DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Course is a Training Program for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course. It is designed to train DAN Oxygen Providers to use a positive pressure valve (as the MTV100) and/or a bag-valve-mask (BVM); depending on local legal laws and regulations.
Medical Oxygen Rebreather (MO2R) is designed to provide high concentrations of emergency oxygen for up to eight hours, using a small oxygen cylinder. It will benefit a responsive and breathing injured diver where there is a substantial distance to the nearest medical facility or delay to the next level of response.
During the DAN MO2R course, DAN Oxygen Providers will learn when it is appropriate to deploy the Medical Oxygen Rebreather, how to set up the system and how to use it.
Thanks to a Medical Oxygen Rebreather and divers trained in the use of such systems, diving in remote locations will be safer than ever.
Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies represents training designed to educate the public to recognise possible aquatic related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest medical facility.
HMLI Injuries represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to identify hazardous marine life, to recognise possible injuries caused by hazardous marine life, to provide first aid for hazardous marine life injuries and to avoid hazardous marine life injuries.
DAN Automated External Defibrillator course (AED) for Scuba Diving represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and an Automated External Defibrillator while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.
DAN offers several dive-specific first aid training programs. Because these courses are often taught independently, there is repetitive information and skills. The Diving Emergency Management Provider and the Diving First Responder Course allows DAN Instructors to offer an integrated course that allows divers to learn the information and skills in DAN Training Programs, at a significant savings of time, but without sacrificing any skills.
While the Diving Emergency Management Provider course combines the Oxygen, AED and HMLI course, the DAN Diving First Responder course also includes the skills and knowledge from the Advanced Oxygen Provider course.
Active Diving Instructors with an active CPR certificate can participate in a DAN IQC to get certified as DAN Instructor for one or more of the above mentioned courses. After the IQC they will be able to offer the DAN courses to their own students.
With over 25 years experience in teaching First Aid you can be sure of quality in-depth training from Instructor Trainer Kevin Black.
DAN Instructor Trainer: 73083
EFR Instructor Trainer: 629827