When a diving accident occurs, being able to recognize the problem and respond with the appropriate care can save a life, 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.
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT: CPR FIRST AID
The American Heart Association states that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provided by a bystander immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can significantly improve a victim's chance of survival. Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest if no CPR and defibrillation occurs during that time. This course will help prepare you to handle cardiovascular events and other life-threatening incidents. Meets ILCOR/AHA 2010 Guidelines.
FIRST AID FOR HAZARDOUS MARINE LIFE INJURIES
Divers may experience unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. Any time a person enters the marine environment there is a chance of being stung, bitten or cut. This course will teach you where you can expect to encounter potentially hazardous marine life and how to provide first aid when injuries occur. The more you know about the marine environment, the greater your chances of having safe, memorable dives.environment, which reduces the performance anxieties that interfere with learning and enhances confidence when rendering aid in a real medical emergency.
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 and response to a suspected neurological injury, regardless of cause, can help the injured person with the administration of emergency oxygen and help the first responder monitor the injured person's condition and report findings to emergency medical services (EMS).
CPR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WITH FIRST AID
Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death worldwide. As our population ages, the incidence of these diseases will increase, as will the likelihood of needing to manage a cardiovascular event in both your diving and non-diving activities. This course will help prepare you to handle these events as well as other life-threatening incidents.