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Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (FA Pro)


Why Take This Course


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.

What You Will Learn

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 U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for workplace CPR and first aid.


You will learn about:
  • Anatomy, physiology, blood-borne pathogens

  • Decompression Illness and Oxygen First Aid

  • Response, assessment, and medical emergency management


You will develop the following skills:
  • Scene safety assessment

  • Initial assessments & positioning for care

  • One- and two-person CPR for adults, children and infants

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED) use

  • Obstructed airway management

  • Oxygen first aid administration

  • F-A-S-T assessment

  • Wound management, bandage and splint application

  • Control of external bleeding

  • Pressure immobilization technique

  • Severe allergic reaction management


Course Details
  • Course will take 16 hours to complete (two day course)

  • Course fee will be $285 (books included)

  • Questions regarding course content and registration may be directed to: Glen Faith (618-658-3811)

Diving Medicine for Professional Divers
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