Although serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures at some point in their dive careers. Learn how to recognize and minimize these injuries. The First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course is designed to provide divers with knowledge regarding specific types of marine life injuries and the general first aid treatment for those injuries. This course introduces students to identification of potentially hazardous marine life as well as how to avoid injuries.
Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness experience damage to their nervous system. These signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver, causing the symptoms to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive related and delaying treatment. Additionally, stroke is the leading cause of long-term disability. Recognizing signs and symptoms of a possible stroke and activating EMS can minimize lasting effects. The Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtain essential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency or suspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to emergency medical services.
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Neurological Assessment
Diving Emergency Management Provider
The DEMP program prepares you to address multiple problems at once
with confidence. It combines the knowledge and skills of: BLS: CPR & First Aid, Neurological Assessment, Emergency Oxygen, and HMLI.
DAN First Aid Courses for Scuba Divers
2010 American Heart Association Guidelines (download)
USCG First Aid Equipment and Training (download)