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Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

When a diving accident occurs, being able to recognize the problem and respond with the appropriate care can speed the diver's recovery and minimize lasting effects. Oxygen first aid provides needed oxygen to body tissues, enhances the elimination of inert gases such as nitrogen obtained from breathing gases, and helps shrink any gas bubbles that may have developed during ascent — bubbles that contribute to decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism. Supplemental oxygen also can help minimize or eliminate existing symptoms and reduce further injury until medical services are engaged.

Classroom

This course will teach you the techniques of emergency oxygen administration for suspected diving injuries and nonfatal drowning. You will learn the fundamentals of recognizing dive-injuries along with response and management.

Confined and Open Water Dives

There are no required dives for this course.

Course Options

Courses are typically offered on weeknights. Private group courses can also be arranged around your schedule.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students must have the following for class:


  • Diversions' Sudent Record on file
  • Diversions' Student Agreement on file
  • All knowledge reviews completed prior to course

Course Fees

Please contact us for the most current pricing.

Course Availability

Courses are offered on a regular basis and upon request. Please review our calendar and then contact us.

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