Oxygen provision for dive accidents

Seminars and Development (staff)

5th October 2018
08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Science General Purpose B, 180.1.002, 180 - Building 180
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DAN Courses in Oxygen Provision by Instructor Jules Holiday

The course aims to develop the skills and knowledge required to administer oxygen to people who have had an accident in the water.

Participants will learn oxygen is a primary First Aid tool for the majority of dive accidents and emergencies. 

They will also learn to assemble an oxygen unit and how to administer it in 3 different ways to patients. Participants will also be taught CPR techniques and when it should be given.


Course contents include,

  • Anatomy and Physiology of Respiration & Circulation
  • Incident Approach
  • Respiratory Arrest & Airway Clearance
  • Benefits / Precautions of O2 Provision
  • O2 Equipment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Dive Injury Recognition
  • Dealing with a Diving Accident
  • Dive Accidents Scenarios / Management

Prerequistes are to provide First Aid Certificate for the course and a USI (Unique Student Identifier number, gained from www.usi.gov.au/). The cost structure is:

  • $150 if holding an O2 Providers Certificate no older than 6months
  • $180 for new students (without a O2 Providers Cert.)
Mr Steven Goynich
9360 2445

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