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Instruction > Divers Alert Network Instructor Trainer Qualifications > Divers Alert Network Instructor Trainer Courses > Divers Alert Network Instructor Qualification Course (IQC)

PHILLIP E. GRAF
DIVERS ALERT NETWORK (DAN) INSTRUCTOR TRAINER #6482

    Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Trainer
    Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Trainer
    Automatic External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Trainer

    Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Trainer
    Automatic External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Trainer

    First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor Trainer
    Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals Instructor Trainer

    Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2) Instructor Trainer
    On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Instructor Trainer

    Diving Emergency Management Provider Program Instructor Trainer

Training and Education

DAN provides comprehensive training to the dive and aquatics community by disseminating the latest information on topics related to diving and aquatics safety through articles, reports, seminars, lectures and training programs.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Units (PDUs) may be granted to diving leadership personnel for participating in some of the courses listed below as authorized by their respective training agency.

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DAN INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION COURSE

DAN INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION COURSE (IQC) DAN INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION COURSE (IQC)

As a DAN Instructor, you can offer your students a number of classes that will help make them safer divers. These classes are:

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
Automatic External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving Injuries

Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies
Automatic External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals

Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2)
On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

Diving Emergency Management Provider Program
Diving Emergency Specialist

DAN Instructors are scuba diving and aquatics educators who want to offer dive or aquatics safety programs to their students. To become a DAN Instructor, you must participate in a DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC).

The IQC follows a modular format. There is a Core Module and then a separate module representing each training program. You can take all the modules as part of one course, or just take the Core Module and one course module - whatever you are interested in teaching. Later, as long as you remain a current and active DAN Instructor, you can take additional modules without retaking the Core Module.

DAN Instructor Qualification Course Prerequisites:

DAN Member
Current Provider training within 24 months in all courses seeking instructor certification
Active scuba diving educator
Current CPR training
Documentation of First Aid training

Prerequisites to take the instructor module for each of the DAN Training Programs is as follows:

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Module
CPR and First Aid Training

Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies Module
CPR Instructor

Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Module
DAN Oxygen First Aid Instructor
CPR Instructor

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Module
First Aid Training

Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving Module
CPR Instructor

Automated External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies Module
CPR Instructor

Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals Module
CPR Training

Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2) Module
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor

On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Module
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor

Diving Emergency Management Provider
To offer this program, DAN Instructor Trainers and Instructors must be in Active Teaching Status for:

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving

Preferred Additional Credentials:
DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

DAN INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION COURSES #6482: DAN INSTRUCTOR QUALIFICATION COURSE CORE MODULE
To become a DAN Instructor you must complete the Instructor Qualification Course (IQC). Instructor Candidates will complete a Core Module that offers more information about DAN and explains how to teach DAN programs. Candidates will then complete the course module for each DAN Training Program they are interested in teaching.
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Course Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Course
As an instructor, you can train recreational divers, you can train them to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider Course provides entry-level training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid.
Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Course Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Course
This course trains non-divers and professional rescuers (such as lifeguards) to recognize near-drowning / submersion incidents and other aquatic medical emergencies and to provide basic life support including the use of oxygen first aid.
Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Course Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Course
This advanced-level program is designed to train existing DAN Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 or a Bag Valve Mask while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver.
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor Course First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor Course
Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.
Automatic External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving Instructor Course Automatic External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Course
More than 10 percent of all dive fatalities are actually caused by cardiovascular disease, according to DAN dive accident and fatality statistics. This course teaches divers and other interested parties to provide care for sudden cardiac arrest including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AEDs).
Automatic External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Course Automatic External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Course
When a person drowns, they may or may not inhale water. They normally enter cardiac arrest because of the inability to breathe. This course teaches interested parties to provide care for cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals Instructor Course Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals Instructor Course
The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs.
Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2) Instructor Course Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2) Instructor Course
The DAN Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2) system module supplements the DAN Oxygen First Aid in Scuba Diving Injuries course. Based on medical closed-circuit oxygen rebreather technology, the REMO2 device provides injured divers with high concentrations of emergency oxygen for extended periods. This training course instructs the Oxygen Provider in the use of DAN's new REMO2 system.
On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Instructor Course On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Instructor Course
Learn how to conduct a neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver in this course. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid, and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.
Diving Emergency Management Provider Program Instructor Course Diving Emergency Management Provider Program Instructor Course
Learn about DAN’s new recognition program for divers who are interested in dive safety.
Diving Emergency Specialist (DES) Instructor Course Diving Emergency Specialist (DES) Instructor Course
Learn about DAN’s new recognition program for divers who are interested in dive safety.
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Additional information DAN Instructors can use to teach their courses.

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Course Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Course

DAN´s Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Provider Course was designed to fill the void in oxygen first aid training available for the general diving public.

This course represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in recognizing possible dive related injuries and providing emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and/or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.

In DAN´s most recent dive accident record, less than 33% of injured divers received emergency oxygen in the field. Few of those received oxygen concentrations approaching the recommended 100%. DAN and all major diving instructional agencies recommend that all divers be qualified to provide 100% oxygen in the field to those injured in a dive accident.

Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Course Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Course

Every year more than 4,000 Americans die from drowning and many more suffer from near-drowning events.

According to the 1998 National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Annual Sports Participation Survey, 58.2 million Americans participated more than once in swimming during the year. The same study identified nearly 30 million people who participated in power boating, sailing, kayaking, rafting or canoeing.

When swimmers and boaters have near-drowning accidents, water in their lungs keeps their lungs from working properly and they don't get an adequate amount of oxygen. This may cause secondary drowning; victims appear to survive an incident only to die at home a few hours later. Administering 100 percent oxygen first aid immediately after an accident improves the victim's survival chances.

For nearly a decade, DAN has preached the benefits of providing oxygen to injured scuba divers. During that time more than 80,000 people worldwide have been trained in this first aid skill. In March of 1999, DAN Services, Inc., a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of Divers Alert Network, launched the Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies (Aquatics) program. Its goal is to extend the life-saving skills of oxygen first aid to people who live and play in and around water. Providing high concentrations of oxygen to near-drowning victims in the first few minutes after rescue can prevent serious or even fatal complications.

Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Course Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Course

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.

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor Course First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor Course

A diver surfaces from a dive in an area abundant with coral, removes his fins and finds redness, swelling and blisters just beginning to show on his left ankle. He also experiences a stinging sensation on the same ankle.

A diver, following a dive to an area filled with marine life, notices a small bite pattern on his lower right leg and some stiffness; he also experiences difficulty swallowing, has a generalized weakness and a slight numbness in the area of the bite.

A diver experiences pain, nausea and some swelling associated with a purple-and-black puncture wound in his left knee.

The common thread from each of the three injuries is that they likely came from contact with some form of hazardous marine life. Given similar circumstances with you or a dive buddy, would you be able to appropriately treat each injury?

Although serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures at some point in their dive careers. Knowing how to minimize these injuries helps you reduce diver discomfort and pain.

The First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries program is designed to provide knowledge regarding specific types of marine creature injuries and the general first aid treatment for those injuries.

Automatic External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving Instructor Course Automatic External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving Injuries Instructor Course

This course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognize the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and Automated External Defibrillators while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.

The mean age of divers who die each year in dive fatalities tracked by DAN is gradually increasing. It is now approximately 42 years of age. Divers are getting older, and older people are getting involved in diving.

Of the 78 dive fatalities in the DAN 2001 Report on Decompression Illness, Diving Fatalities and Project Dive Exploration, based on 1999 fatalities, 7.7 percent of them were caused directly by heart disease. At the same time, heart disease was the direct cause of death for 26 percent of the fatalities involving divers over the age of 35.

On top of that, 25 percent of divers involved in diving fatalities were also reported to be taking heart medications.

Heart disease is a common problem. To ignore that it affects divers as much as it affects the general population does divers a disservice. When you consider that diving is often done from remote locations - on beaches or off of dive boats - that are far removed from emergency medical help, it is important to prepare for every emergency.

Automatic External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Course Automatic External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies Instructor Course

This course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognize the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and Automated External Defibrillators while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.

In the United States, sudden cardiac arrest claims more than 225,000 to 250,000 lives a year, according to the American Heart Association.

Ninety three percent of the people involved in a submersion incident die from cardiac arrest.

Most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest is ventricular fibrillation. There are several causes of ventricular fibrillation including:
Cardiovascular disease
Drowning
Hypothermia
Electrical shock

The only definitive treatment for ventricular fibrillation is defibrillation. This course teaches lay-providers to use an automated external defibrillator to defibrillate a fibrillating heart and restore a normal rhythm.

Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals Instructor Course Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals Instructor Course

The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs. DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers will now be able to offer a healthcare provider-level basic life support program for their student and divers.

Called Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals (BLSPRO), this program is ideal for dive professionals and divers interested in understanding professional-level resuscitation techniques. This program is designed to be applicable to the diving market, including scenes and scenarios from dive situations, as well as the non-diving/healthcare market.

Coupled with DAN’s existing Training Programs and the new Advanced Oxygen First Aid program, DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers will now be able to offer a complete diving emergency program.

This program also addresses basic life support skills for adults, children and infants.

Skills learned in this program that set it apart from lay-provider level CPR courses include:

two-person CPR;
ventilation using a bag valve mask;
finger sweep;
suctioning;
cricoid pressure; and
the technique for caring for an unconscious choking victim.

Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2) Instructor Course Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2) Instructor Course

You know the importance of oxygen as a first aid measure for decompression illness. But, what happens when you have more ocean than oxygen between you and advanced medical care?

The DAN Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™) system is an affordable way to extend the oxygen supply of your DAN oxygen unit. The system absorbs carbon dioxide from an injured diver's expired air and replaces the small amounts of oxygen the diver uses, allowing the diver to rebreathe the exhaled oxygen.

The REMO2 system extends the duration of a standard oxygen Jumbo "D" cylinder up to eight hours (an approximate eight-fold increase). If you dive in remote areas, the DAN REMO2 system should be part of your safety plan.

On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Instructor Course On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Instructor Course

Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system. These signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver. This can cause them to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive-related.

This program focuses on how to obtain essential information about a diver involved in a dive emergency and what information to relay to emergency medical services.

Only medical professionals should diagnose medical conditions. The information you gather while performing a neurological assessment will be useful to help the dive physician understand the extent of the injury and how it has changed in the time it took to get the diver from the dive site to definitive care.

Diving Emergency Management Provider Program Instructor Course Diving Emergency Management Provider Program Instructor Course

It is a rare event when a dive emergency is a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger problem.

Divers and dive professionals interested in understanding first aid care for dive emergencies can now take the Diving Emergency Management Provider course from a DAN Instructor. This single program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN Training Programs into a single eight-hour day.

The Diving Emergency Management Provider course includes:
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving

The knowledge and skills from the DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries module are optional in this program.

After reviewing the skills and knowledge development portions of this program, the students then participate in an integrated scenario where they get the opportunity to bring together all of the skills they learned in each of the segments into a single scenario.

Diving Emergency Specialist (DES) Instructor Course Diving Emergency Specialist (DES) Instructor Course

Continuing education is an important way for divers to continue to hone their diving skills and improve as divers. Divers Alert Network understands the importance of being an active and involved diver who takes the time to learn about not just new dive techniques, but techniques to care for yourself and others injured in a dive accident.

To recognize this commitment to dive safety, DAN has created a recognition program called Diving Emergency Specialist. The DES designation is a way to commend divers who have sought out the training they need to be prepared buddies and safer divers.

To earn this recognition, divers must hold current certifications in:

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (or equivalent)
Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (or equivalent)
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (or equivalent)
AEDs for Scuba Diving (or equivalent)

If you have taken a Diving Emergency Management Provider class, it must have included Advanced O2 and that must be reflected on your certification card.

You must also hold:
a rescue-level certification or higher with your training agency; and
current CPR and first aid certifications.

This program is open to any diver.
To receive this recognition, submit your application directly to DAN Training with photocopies of all the required certifications and the $20 application fee.

DES recognition includes a:
plastic Diving Emergency Specialist certification card;
DES certificate; and
DES shoulder patch.

As a DES recognized diver, you will also receive:
invitations to preview future DAN Online Seminars before they are released to public at no charge; and
a coupon good for 10% off oxygen units or accessories.

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DAN's Student Membership Program
The DAN Student Membership Program allows scuba instructors to introduce entry-level scuba students to DAN and provide them with complimentary insurance coverage for decompression sickness (DCS) and arterial gas embolism (AGE) while they are in training. In addition, students will receive one free issue of Alert Diver magazine. There is no cost to the instructor or student for this service. Join thousands of safety-conscious instructors across the Americas who enroll their students in DAN's Student Membership Program.

Oxygen Grant Program
Through the Oxygen Grant Program, DAN provides emergency oxygen units to deserving departments and organizations by providing DAN Oxygen Units to public safety diving teams and/or organizations that can demonstrate critical operational and financial need.

AED Grant Program
Recognizing the life-saving potential of AEDs, DAN has also set up the AED Grant Program to provide matching money to qualifying dive operations, dive destinations and dive groups who wish to purchase an AED and make it available to divers.

For more information on Divers Alert Network Instructor Courses offered by our Divers Alert Network Instructor Trainer,
e-mail us at omnidive@omnidivers.com


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