Emergency Oxygen | O.D.A. Scuba Store

  Emergency O2 for Scuba Diving Injuries

Why Take This Course? 

When a diving accident occurs, being able to recognize the problem and respond with the appropriate care can speed the diver’s recovery and minimize lasting effects. Oxygen first aid provides needed oxygen to body tissues, enhances the elimination of inert gases such as nitrogen obtained from breathing gases, and helps shrink any gas bubbles that may have developed during ascent — bubbles that contribute to decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism. Supplemental oxygen also can help minimize or eliminate existing symptoms and reduce further injury until medical services are engaged.

 What You’ll Learn

This course will teach you the techniques of emergency oxygen administration for suspected diving injuries and nonfatal drowning. You will learn the fundamentals of recognizing dive-injuries along with response and management.  You will learn about

• atmospheric gases;

• respiration and circulation;

• decompression illness;

• oxygen and diving injuries; and

• oxygen safety.

The Skills You’ll Develop
• oxygen equipment identification, assembly and disassembly;

• scene safety assessment;

• initial assessment;

• use of Demand inhalator valve, Nonrebreather mask;

• use of Bag-valve mask, Manually triggered ventilator; and

• creation of an Emergency assistance plan.

 Course Tuition

$115.00 + Tax  

Tuition includes the following: 

• online Emergency O2 e-Learning;

• in class training;

•  1 digital EO2 student handbook (printable PDF); and

•  an Emergency O2 Certification card.


In Class Practice

• 3 – 4 hours

Developed by medical experts, the Diver’s Alert Network (DAN) courses are easy to understand and designed to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to respond to emergency situations.

DAN first aid courses prepare divers to manage injuries related to scuba diving.  This certification satisfies U.S. Coast Guard requirements for Boat Captain’s Licensing.  All courses are accredited by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the American Heart Foundation.