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DAN and all major diving instructional agencies recommend that all divers be qualified to provide 100 percent oxygen in the field to injured divers.

It is well known in the diving industry that providing oxygen first aid to diving related accident victims can benefit in their recovery. The DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries program is designed to provide entry level training and to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in recognizing possible dive related injuries and providing oxygen emergency first aid. The certified Oxygen Administrator also knows how to activate local emergency medical services and/or arrange for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.  This program is a must for any diver wishing to continue on to the ACUC Professional Line of certifications. Some of the topics covered in the DAN Oxygen First Aid program are:

* Demonstrating familiarity with the warning signs of dive injuries including DCI and near drowning submersion incidents
* Assessing the scene and oxygen provider safety
* Deploying and operating the DAN Oxygen Unit
* Selecting and preparing the appropriate oxygen mask
* Operating the DAN Oxygen Unit and using the oxygen delivery devices
* Identification of the main components of the DAN Oxygen Unit