SF State Marine Operations provides students and staff a range of first aid classes from Divers Alert Network (DAN) including Basic Life Support, Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, Neurological Assessment, and Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) Program.
Basic Life Support: First Aid and CPR
The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services. Learn more from the DAN website.
Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Emergencies
The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate individuals in the techniques of administering emergency oxygen for a suspected diving injury. This course introduces participants to the fundamentals of dive-injury recognition and proper first-responder care with a a variety of oxygen delivery systems. Learn more from the DAN website.
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injures
Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with coral, jellyfish or other marine creatures. Any time a person enters the marine environment there is a chance of being stung, bitten or cut. This course will teach you where you can expect to encounter potentially hazardous marine life and how to provide first aid when injuries occur. Learn more from the DAN website.
Learn how to conduct a layman's neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver. 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). Learn more from the DAN website.
Dive Emergency Management Provider (DEMP)
The DEMP program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN training programs into a single course — at a significant time savings without sacrificing any skills. A dive emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger emergency.