Neurological Assessment | O.D.A. Scuba Store


  Neurological Assessment Course

Why Take This Course? 

Stroke is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability according to the American Heart Association. Decompression illness (DCI) can present as a neurological injury associated with scuba diving. Rapid recognition of and response to a suspected neurological injury, regardless of cause, can help convince the injured person of the need for emergency oxygen, and help the responder monitor the injured person’s condition and report findings to emergency medical services (EMS).

What You’ll Learn

The DAN 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 EMS.  In this class you will learn about 

• the nervous system overview;

• stroke;

• decompression illness; and 

• neurological assessments.

The Skills You’ll Develop

• making a F-A-S-T assessment;

• taking a history;

• monitoring vital signs;

• assessing cranial nerve function;

• determining mental function;

• evaluating motor function; and 

• a coordination and balance.

In Class Practice

3 – 4 hours

Neuro Course Tuition

$95.00 + Tax

Tuition Includes the following: 

• 1 Neurological knowledge development e-Learning; 

•  1 digital Neurological Assessment student handbook (printable PDF);

• in class training; and 

• a Neurological Assessment certification card. 

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.