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Neurological Assessment

Stroke is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability according to the American Heart Association. Decompression illness (DCI) can present as a neurological injury associated with scuba diving. Rapid recognition of and response to a suspected neurological injury, regardless of cause, can help convince the injured person of the need for emergency oxygen and help the responder monitor the injured person's condition and report findings to emergency medical services (EMS).

Classroom

The DAN Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtain essential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency or suspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to EMS. You will learn about the nervous system, stroke, decompression illness, and how to make neurological assessments. You will develop skills such as evaluating cranial nerve, motor, and mental functions, and how to assess a stroke, among other skills.

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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