Divers Alert Network (DAN)DAN Europe Profile
Steve is the DAN Europe Regional Training Coordinator for the UK and northern Ireland. He is a DAN Instructor Trainer, Diving Emergency Specialist and an Advanced BS-AC Instructor with many years experience in the sports diving world. Quality control and course certification is provided by DAN Europe.
DAN Instructor Trainer workshops are normally run twice a year in the UK. For further details please email me through this site. To contact DAN Europe training contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries represents entry-level training to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise possible dive-related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.
The DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Course is a Training Program for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course. It is designed to train DAN Oxygen Providers to use a positive pressure valve (as the MTV100) and/or a bag-valve-mask (BVM); depending on local legal laws and regulations.
A Medical Oxygen Rebreather (MO2R) is designed to provide high concentrations of emergency oxygen for up to eight hours, using a small oxygen cylinder. It will benefit a responsive and breathing injured diver where there is a substantial distance to the nearest medical facility or delay to the next level of response.
During the DAN MO2R course, DAN Oxygen Providers will learn when it is appropriate to deploy the Medical Oxygen Rebreather, how to set up the system and how to use it.
Thanks to a Medical Oxygen Rebreather and divers trained in the use of such systems, diving in remote locations will be safer than ever.
Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies represents training designed to educate the public to recognise possible aquatic related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest medical facility.
Injuries represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to identify hazardous marine life, to recognise possible injuries caused by hazardous marine life, to provide first aid for hazardous marine life injuries and to avoid hazardous marine life injuries.
DAN Automated External Defibrillator course (AED) for Scuba Diving represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and an Automated External Defibrillator while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.
This course, On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers, is an advanced-level program that provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past two years (24 months).
The DAN Basic Life Support (BLS) course will not only train divers and non-divers to resuscitate an injured person with a circulatory arrest, but can also prevent a person from getting in that condition. External bleeding, choking and shock can lead to severe circulatory and respiratory problems. The DAN BLS course will prepare you to react in the correct way, when accidents happen.
DAN Comprehensive Training Packages
DAN offers several dive-specific first aid training programs. Because these courses are often taught independently, there is repetitive information and skills. the Diving Emergency Management Provider and the Diving First Responder Course allows DAN Instructors to offer an integrated course that allows divers to learn the information and skills in DAN Training Programs, at a significant savings of time, but without sacrificing any skills.
While the Diving Emergency Management Provider course combines the Oxygen, AED and HMLI course, the DAN Diving First Responder course also includes the skills and knowledge from the Advanced Oxygen Provider course.
DANs' recognition program for divers who are interested in dive safety.
Continuing education is an important way for divers to continue to hone their diving skills and improve as divers. Divers Alert Network understands the importance of being an active and involved diver who takes the time to learn about not just new dive techniques, but techniques to care for yourself and others injured in a dive accident.
Active Diving Instructors with an active CPR certificate can participate in a DAN IQC to get certified as DAN Instructor for one or more of the above mentioned courses. After the IQC they will be able to offer the DAN courses to their own students.
DAN Instructor Trainers have achieved the highest level of training available in the DAN Instructional System. They are exceptionally experienced instructors who are dedicated to dive safety education. DAN Instructor Trainers are the only individuals certified to train DAN Instructors as part of the DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC).