Jerry Bayus, DAN Instructor #14267 teaches all dive medicine courses offered by Divers Alert Network
Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid
CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid
Basic Life Support (BLS) includes one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and additional skills such as controlling bleeding, caring for a choking person or a person in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as illness and injury assessments, bandaging, splinting and performing emergency moves.
CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid (CPR HCP) teaches advanced techniques of basic life support including 2 person CPR and basic life support skills for adults, children and infants.
These programs meet 2010 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation and American Heart Association guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care.
Topics covered in the CPR First Aid and CPR-HCP course include the following:
· scene safety assessment
· CPR (single and two rescuer, adult, child and infant)
· AED (automatic external defibrillator)
· obstructed airway
· control of external bleeding
· shock management
Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries
DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate 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.
Topics covered in Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Injuries are:
· recognize a dive injury
· respond with emergency oxygen first aid
· relay with emergency medical service (DAN or EMS)
· atmospheric gases
· respiration and circulation
· decompression illness
· oxygen and diving injuries
· handling oxygen safely
· oxygen delivery systems and components
· Operate an oxygen unit and using these oxygen-delivery devices:
· demand inhalator valve and mask
· constant-flow, non-rebreather mask
· manually triggered ventilator and/or bag valve mask
Diving First Aid for Professional Divers
The DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course is designed with aquariums, commercial diving companies and scientific diving operations in mind where the provider may be exposed to both the general public and diving specialists as part of their job. It is also an excellent risk management course for the recreational dive community due to its comprehensive first aid coverage.
This program includes Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries as well Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid. It is based on guidelines provided by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for workplace CPR and first aid.
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
The First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course is designed to provide divers with knowledge regarding specific types of marine life injuries and the general first aid treatment for those injuries.
Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures at some point in their dive careers. Learn how to recognize and minimize these injuries.
The Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtain essential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency or suspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to emergency medical services.
The DAN Neurological Assessment course is designed to:
· Describe the warning signs of stroke or decompression illness.
· Identify when it is appropriate to conduct an neurological assessment.
· Conduct a neurological assessment
Diving Emergency Management Provider
Divers interested in understanding first aid care for dive emergencies can take the Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) course from a DAN Instructor. This program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN training programs into a single course — at a significant time savings without sacrificing any skills.
The DEMP course includes the knowledge and skill development from each of the following DAN courses:
· Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid
· Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries
· Neurological Assessment
· First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries