PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Description
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Course at Underwater Vision
Studies have shown that the rapid administration of oxygen at the onset of symptoms of DCS after a diving accident may have an immediate effect on the alleviation of symptoms, but could also reduce the severity of the injuries sustained significantly!
ll divers should know how to be of assistance during a diver-related accident and knowing how to administer emergency oxygen might be the most important skill.
Be prepared to help your fellow dive buddies in Utila and beyond and become a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider.
What will you learn?
You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. You will learn to:
- Recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen
- Properly setup equipment
- Administer emergency oxygen
How can you start learning now?
Visit your local Underwater Vision to enroll in the course and get your PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual. Read the manual before class as directed by your instructor in preparation for skill practice.
The Prerequisites For This Course
Though suited for divers, this course has no prerequisites and doesn’t include dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around divers – boat crew, non-diving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff. You don’t need any previous CPR or first aid training to take the course.
The Emergency First Response certification, which covers CPR and first aid, pairs perfectly with the Emergency Oxygen Provider course.