PADI Emergency Oxygen Course prepares you to be ready to approach and help a fellow diver should the situation arise anytime by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider.
Administering Padi Emergency Oxygen is one of the most important aspects of first aid for decompression sickness, lung over-expansion injuries and also for many non-diving illnesses such as strokes etc.However, statistics also say that less than 50% of injured divers are administered Oxygen and those that did receive the emergency Oxygen didn’t get near 100% Oxygen due to improper administration.
We are about to enlighten you why the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Speciality Course is an essential part of your diving journey!
The Fun Part
Emergency O2 Provider will help you recognize and understand better the medical conditions treatable by emergency O2, in the process of your emergency Oxygen provider training. Being the best buddy you can be means being prepared all the time – especially in a time of need. You will then be able to put all your knowledge into good use!
What You Will Learn
* Recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency Oxygen
* Proper set-up of emergency Oxygen kit
* Administer emergency Oxygen
What’s more, the provided PADI care-at-a-glance card is a quick reference guide to be conveniently packed into your gear bag and reviewed in case of an emergency. Also, you do not need to sit for an exam to complete the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course, and there are no confined water session open sea component to attend in order to be certified. Just a simple evening theory will do!
This short class of 2 – 3 hour training session will allow divers, even non-divers, to be familiarize with the processes of dealing with decompression sickness, decompression illness, lung over expansion injuries. Don’t worry if you don’t understand the differences between these few diving illnesses, as the course will cover in more details, such as, DCI and DCS type one and type two. Finally, you will also learn how to handle near drowning accidents.
Therefore, by the end of the class, you can confidently say that you are able to recognize the different components of an emergency Oxygen kit and how to assemble and disassemble the emergency Oxygen kit with ease.
Minimum age: None
Minimum level: None (Anyone!)
Exam: No Exam, just a theory session
Course duration: 2 – 3 hours
During the PADI courses that you have undertaken so far, the use of Oxygen for any dive incidents is strongly encouraged but wait, have you ever thought on how to do this? During the PADI Rescue Diver Course, emergency Oxygen is briefly covered, but the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course will fit hand in hand complementing and further educating you in proper handling of Oxygen.
Combining of Emergency First Response and PADI O2 Provider
In any case of an accident, the main aim of an emergency first responder is to start the first aid procedures and to maintain your patient in a stable condition, till professional medical help arrives. Administering Oxygen to a patient with decompression illness not only aids the work of the emergency medical team but will also greatly increases the chances of survival of the victim.
Important note! Certain countries such as Australia, New Zealand and the United States require you to have done the Oxygen provider certification in order to work as a boat crew member, divemaster or scuba diving instructor, this is a must!
So what are you waiting for? Come join us in this specialty course that benefits both you and your dive buddies and be on you way to obtain the Master Scuba Diver rating, the highest of recreational diving (5 specialties ratings)!
For those who know about our ongoing mid-range trips with a free specialty course promotion, you would like to consider taking this course too!