Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
This module, Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, is an advanced-level programme that provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past year (12 months).
It is designed to train DAN oxygen providers to use the MTV-100 or a bag valve mask (BVM) while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver and activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and/or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility. Rescue breathing with supplemental oxygen delivers upwards of 50% inspired oxygen when performed correctly. However, using an MTV-100 or bag valve mask with oxygen can deliver nearly 100% inspired oxygen to a non-breathing injured diver. When supplemental oxygen is not available, a bag valve mask can deliver 21% oxygen as compared to 16% with rescue breathing without supplemental oxygen. The MTV- 100 does not work without an oxygen supply. This is not a stand-alone programme. It is intended to train current DAN oxygen providers to administer oxygen using advanced-level skills.
The DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries ("DAN Advanced Oxygen Provider") programme is designed to:
- Demonstrate how to assemble and prepare the manually triggered ventilator (MTV) and BVM.
- State the benefits of using the manually triggered ventilator (MTV) and BVM for a nonbreathing diver.
- Demonstrate how to provide Oxygen First Aid with the MTV resuscitator on a breathing and non-breathing diver.
- Demonstrate how to provide Oxygen First Aid with the BVM to a non-breathing diver.