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Caring for Others

Caring for others in an emergency is a skill every citizen needs. As a First Responder you may be challenged with a Life-Threatening situation. Do you have the skills?

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In diving, first-aid is more complex as we deal with pressure-related problems that aren't covered in a standard first-aid course. So the Sport Diving Community Worldwide has developed it's own research and established courses that fill the need. Coincidentally, anyone dealing with an Emergency in the Aquatic Environment can benefit from this training. So whether it's Diving, Lifeguarding, or swimming, we have a course for you

Listed below are regular First-Aid, Survival First-Aid and DAN Aquatic First-Aid Courses!

At the bottom are planned Course Dates.

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First-Aid & CPR course - Primary & Secondary Care (EFR or ASHI) $160
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First-Aid Response & using EMS

Be able to care for others & activate EMS. Your course includes training in CPR & First-Aid with an introduction to the use of AED's & O2 in a dive setting. EFR is based on guidelines from the Pediatric Working Group of ILCOR. We offer either certification for those seeking AHA credentials.

Requirements

  • 4-8 Hours with Home Study
  • EFR manual
  • $75 Instruction Fee (included in the above mentioned fee)
EFR for Children course (EFR) $85
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Emergency First Response Care for Children Course

The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. Participants learn about the types of medical emergencies that children face, and how they differ from adult conditions. The curriculum also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children, the emotional aspects of caring for children, secondary care for children, and preventing common injuries and illnesses in children.
Emergency First Response Care for Children course trains the lay rescuer to follow the same priorities of care used by medical professionals. The student masters the priorities and the procedures of patient care for infants and children in a non-stressful learning environment, which reduces the performance anxieties that interfere with learning and enhances confidence when rendering aid in a real medical emergency.
The course includes both primary care (CPR) and secondary care (first aid) skills. The primary care portion of the course prepares the rescuer to render aid to an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. Secondary care focuses on developing secondary patient care skills and building the rescuer's confidence to render first aid to an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable. The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Pediatric Working Group of ILCOR.


Care for Children Primary & Secondary Care Course Content

  • Scene Safety Assessment Universal Precautions-Communicable Disease Protection & Barrier Use Primary Assessment Obstructed Airway Management (child and infant) Rescue Breathing (child and infant) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (child and infant) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use Serious Bleeding Shock Management Spinal Injury Management.
  • Injury Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Illness Assessment

Requirements

  • 2 Hours with Home Study & prior certification as an EFR Certified participant
  • EFR for Children Manual
  • $50 Instruction Fee (included in the above mentioned fee)
Complete CPR/ AED Care for Adults, Children & Infants $125
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Complete CPR/ AED Care on Adults, Children & Infants (no First-Aid)

This course is for those seeking a complete CPR course without First-Aid. Includes response for choking.


Requirements

  • 2 Hours with Home Study
  • CPR Manual & CPR for Children Manual
  • $50 Instruction Fee
Basic Wilderness (Survival) First-Aid $120
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First-Aid for Wilderness Recreation

Basic Wilderness First Aid is an intensive 8- to 10-hour course for those who are involved in wilderness recreation. This course may also meet the needs of volunteers and professionals who lead groups on short trips in relatively low-risk situations


Requirements

  • 8-10 Hour Course with Home Study
  • Course Manual
  • $75 Instruction Fee (included in the above mentioned fee)
Advanced Wilderness (Survival) First-Aid $175
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First-Aid when EMS is not available (remote regions)

Scouting has used this course for many years. Now with a little fine-tuning, we've enhanced the course to relate to divers & boaters even more. You'll learn how to identify potential hazards in the wild and how to treat them. Learn to use the tools at hand by borrowing from nature and the equipment around you. It's a fun course!

What You Learn in the WFA Courses:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Specific Injuries (e.g. head, eye, chest)
  • Preventing and Caring for Injuries
  • Environmental Hazards (e.g. Hypothermia)
  • Biological Hazards (e.g. hazardous marine animals)
  • Medical Problems (e.g. diabetes)

Requirements

  • 16-20 Hour Course with Home Study
  • Includes "Basic Wilderness First-Aid"
  • Course Manual
  • $125 Instruction Fee (included in the above mentioned fee)
New Emergency Oxygen for Injured Divers (DAN or PADI O2 Provider) $80
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How to Administer oxygen

The DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate the general diving public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury. In addition, this course will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

Requirements:

  • 3 Hour Course with Home Study
  • DAN O2 Provider Manual
  • $75 Instruction Fee- includes C-Card (included in the above mentioned fee)
Basic Life Support (DAN BLSPRO) $125
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How to Administer First-Aid to Adults, Children and Infants

The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs. Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals (BLSPRO) is a health-care-provider-level basic life support program.

This course is ideal for dive professionals and divers interested in understanding professional-level resuscitation techniques. It is designed to be applicable to the diving market — including scenes and scenarios from dive situations — as well as the nondiving/health-care market.

BLSPRO also addresses basic life support skills for adults, children and infants.

This course is a skills-dependent program not a time-dependent one. The instructor shows short video segments, demonstrates the skills in real time, does a second skill demonstration, breaking down key steps as appropriate, and then conducts student practice.


The program covers the following broad skill areas:
  • initial assessment
  • airway management
  • breathing and ventilation
  • circulation
  • AED use
  • control of bleeding
  • shock management
  • ongoing assessment

The following skills learned in this program set it apart from lay-provider-level CPR courses:

  • two-person CPR
  • ventilation using a bag valve mask
  • finger sweep
  • suctioning
  • cricoid pressure
  • caring for an unconscious choking person

Requirements:

  • 8 Hour Course with Home Study
  • DAN BLSPRO Manual
  • $100 Instruction Fee- includes C-Card (included in the above mentioned fee)
Emergency Management Provider (DAN DEMP) $130
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Advanced Level Training including Advanced O2 & Hazardous Marine Life Remedies

It is a rare event when a dive emergency is a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger problem. Divers and dive professionals interested in understanding first aid care for dive emergencies can now take the Diving Emergency Management Provider course from a DAN Instructor. This single program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN Training Programs into a single eight-hour day.
The knowledge and skills from the DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries module are optional in this program. After reviewing the skills and knowledge development portions of this program, the students then participate in an integrated scenario where they get the opportunity to bring together all of the skills they learned in each of the segments into a single scenario.

  • Includes Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
  • Includes Advanced Oxygen First-Aid for Divers
  • Includes First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
  • Includes Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

Requirements:

  • 6-8 Hour Course with Home Study
  • DAN DEMP Workbook Set
  • $75 Instruction Fee- includes C-Card (included in the above mentioned fee)
First-Aid Courses Summary

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