Advanced Oxygen First Aid
This module, Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, is an
advanced-level program that provides additional training for those individuals
who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving
Injuries course within the past year (12 months). It is designed to train DAN
Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 or a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) while providing
care for a non-breathing injured diver and activating the local emergency
medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest
available medical facility.
Rescue breathing with supplemental oxygen delivers upwards of 50 percent
inspired oxygen when performed correctly. However, using an MTV-100 or Bag Valve
Mask with oxygen can deliver nearly 100 percent inspired oxygen to a
non-breathing injured diver.
When supplemental oxygen is not available, a Bag Valve Mask can deliver 21
percent oxygen as compared to 16 percent with rescue breathing without
supplemental oxygen. The MTV-100 does not work without an oxygen supply.
This is not a stand-alone program. It is intended to train current DAN Oxygen
Providers to administer oxygen using advanced-level skills.