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Diving First Aid For Professional Divers

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

Why Take This Course

People who dive as a part of their job or volunteer duties often need first-aid training to manage unique situations that may occur. DAN’s Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is designed for commercial, professional, aquarium and scientific divers, providing first-aid knowledge and skills specific to these work environments. It also provides rescue management skills for dive masters and dive instructors.

What You Will Learn

DFA Pro is comprised of information from the Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries and CPR HCP courses. It meets U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for workplace CPR and first aid.

You will learn about:

  • Anatomy, physiology, bloodborne pathogens
  • Decompression Illness and Oxygen First Aid
  • Response, assessment, and medical emergency management

You will develop the following skills:

  • Scene safety assessment
  • Initial and secondary assessments
  • One- and two-person CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED) use
  • Obstructed airway management
  • Oxygen first aid administration
  • F-A-S-T assessment
  • Wound management and bandage and splint application
  • Control of external bleeding
  • Pressure immobilization technique
  • Severe allergic reaction management

 

Sign Up Today

I teach this course through Columbia Scuba and also independently, so contact either Dive With Frank or Columbia Scuba (410) 381-1994 and tell ’em you want to sign up for the DAN Diving First Aid For Professional Divers (DFAPRO) course with Dive With Frank!
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