It is vital that divers are able to recognise and manage emergency diving incidents with oxygen therapy. Oxygen is needed to support body tissues and functions as well as assisting in the elimination of inert gases such as nitrogen. It will help shrink any gas bubbles that may have developed during ascent that contribute to decompression sickness (DCI) and arterial gas embolism.
Supplementary oxygen can help minimise and reduce existing symptoms or injury until definitive care can be reached.
During this course you will learn the techniques required for emergency oxygen administration as well as the fundamentals of recognising dive-injuries/illness and how to manage appropriately. These include:
- Airway management techniques including bag-valve-mask (BVM)
- Respiratory assessment
- Decompression sickness (DCS)
- Oxygen safety including equipment familiarisation
- Oxygen delivery (manual triggered ventilator and demand system)
- Use of oxygen masks
Upon completion of the practical exercises and MCQ a Medipro certificate will be awarded for 3 years.
There are no prerequisites for this course, although students should have a diving interest or role
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Where To Stay
Medipro have an exclusive deal with Travelodge Darlington to offer directly en-suite double rooms from £47.50* per night, room only. This is a 2 minute walk from our center. Rooms can be cancelled before midday on your day of arrival. Call us to book your room. *subject to availability
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