People who dive as a part of their job or volunteer duties often need first-aid training to manage unique situations that may occur. DAN's Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is designed for commercial, professional, aquarium and scientific divers, providing first-aid knowledge and skills specific to these work environments. It also provides rescue management skills for dive masters and dive instructors.
DFA Pro is comprised of information from the Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries and CPR HCP courses. It meets 2015 U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for workplace CPR and first aid.
You will learn about:
Anatomy, physiology, bloodborne pathogens
Decompression Illness and Oxygen First Aid
Response, assessment, and medical emergency management
You will develop the following skills:
Scene safety assessment
Initial and secondary assessments
One- and two-person CPR for adults, children and infants
Automated external defibrillator (AED) use
Obstructed airway management
Oxygen first aid administration
Wound management and bandage and splint application
Control of external bleeding
Pressure immobilization technique
Severe allergic reaction management
Two days for the class session ~12-16 hours is conducted in the classroom at Malibu Divers. Saturday (10-6 pm); Sunday (10-4 pm)
Pick the date from the available dates below.
Includes DAN online, and in person training and certification card.
Note: there are no pre-requisites.