Author Topic: DAN Demp course  (Read 5388 times)

blacktip

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DAN Demp course
« on: April 11, 2009, 16:56:26 UTC »
I just stated a Dan DEMP course as an adjunct to my Rescue Diver certification. This seems like a good idea. It also may be redundant. Looking for some thoughts

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Re: DAN Demp course
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2009, 11:29:49 UTC »
Hello!

To save me the time of searching this out, can you describe the essentials of this course for me?

Thanks!

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Re: DAN Demp course
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2009, 23:47:58 UTC »
It's a course and certification from DAN. It includes 5 modules: AutoElec Defib, O2. Advanced O2, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life injuries and Onsite Neurological Assessment. I took it once a week over 5 weeks.
Prerequisites were rescue diver and emergency first responder. Hope this helps

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Re: DAN Demp course
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 01:36:12 UTC »
It's a course and certification from DAN. It includes 5 modules: AutoElec Defib, O2. Advanced O2, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life injuries and Onsite Neurological Assessment. I took it once a week over 5 weeks.
Prerequisites were rescue diver and emergency first responder. Hope this helps

Absolutely this course is beneficial! These advanced skills & techniques would serve you well in handling a diving emergency. You now have the skills to employ airway adjuncts to assist in maintaining a patent airway; to ventillate w/ a bvm to deliver 90% + O2 to the patient, with the added benefit of being able to monitor respiratory compliance; you've got defib. ( remember to promote "excellent" cpr! All cpr is not created equally - insist on proper rate & d.o.c. ); basic neurological skills are very useful in fereting out vague d.c.i. signs.

All this adds up to better patient care - I commend you for taking the time to better prepare yourself to help.

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DSD
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