From basic family first aid programs to advanced oxygen & neuro instructors, you won’t find a wider range of health & safety programs offered anywhere! We even offer First Aid programs for your family’s pets!
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CPR and First Aid: Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports or other activities - just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course.
Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills - and they're for anyone, not just divers.
This is the most complete Emergency First Responder program available and it includes CPR & AED training for adults, children & infants, along with enhanced secondary care and wound treatment techniques.
If you care about your pets, then you should be interested in taking a pet first aid course, This program will give you the skills and confidence to do everything that you can to help them in the event that they become sick or injured. Pet first aid teaches you how to bandage simple to complex wounds which your pet might get when injured. Pet first aid also shows you when it might be necessary to take your pet to a veterinarian. We will also learn about pet CPR, including some of the best techniques for performing this skill and what you can do in the event of sudden cardiac death of your pet.
The Emergency Oxygen Provider program represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in recognizing possible dive related injuries and providing emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and/or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility. In addition, the included follow-on course gives participants additional training in techniques for providing emergency oxygen to a non-breathing diver. Advanced resuscitation procedures will be discussed and practiced, including demonstration and use of Positive Pressure Ventilators and Bag Valve Masks. Finally, the REMO2 training provides knowledge and skills required to extend the usable delivery volume of a limited O2 supply, as in an off-shore diving excursion or remote location.
Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.
Part II of this program will focus on learning how to conduct a neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver in this course. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid, and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.
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. To recognize this commitment to dive safety, DAN has created a recognition program called Diving Emergency Specialist. The DES designation is a way to commend divers who have sought out the training they need to be prepared buddies and safer divers.
Candidates who have completion the following programs at IVS qualify for this DAN recognition.
The required programs are:
- Advanced First Aid & Basic Life Support
- Advanced Oxygen Provider
- Marine Life Injuries & On-Site Neuro
Once you have completed the three required programs, Indian Valley Scuba will proudly process the completed DAN application and award you the DES certification at NO COST to you!