Throughout your diver training you learn new skills and techniques in addition to practising and improving on the existing skills you have already learnt, all with the purpose of making yourself the safest diver possible.
An important part in this training is learning and practising the skills you might need in an emergency to save the life of a fellow diver. This is why the PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) (Primary and Secondary Care) and the PADI Rescue Diver courses are so important during your diver training that they are cited as prerequisites qualifications for the Master Scuba Diver Qualification and all the PADI professional qualifications.
This is where the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course fits in as an important extension to the EFR and Rescue Diver courses, as first aid for most diving accidents involves the administration of Oxygen. This course gives you all the necessary basic training to administer oxygen to victims of diving accidents.
So when taken together these three courses provide you with the best preparation to react correctly to any diving related accident.
This course is also suitable for non-divers as it does not involve any dives, so it is in ideal course for those people who are around divers such as boat crew, lifeguards, shore staff and of course non-diving partners.
What the course covers
Included in this course is the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual which is an important component of this training program, together with the information and practical training provided during the classroom session.
During this course you will learn how to:
- Recognise diving illnesses which are treatable by emergency oxygen
- Signs and symptoms of near-drowning
- Decompression sickness
- Arterial gas embolism
- Benefits of oxygen
- Treatment of simulated injured divers-
- Non breathing
- Proper equipment set up, use and disassembly
- Administer emergency oxygen
Benefits of Certification
On successful completion of this course you will receive both DAN and PADI certification, which can be counted towards your Master Scuba Diver Rating. This certification will allow you to purchase 100% medical grade oxygen.