This very interesting four-hour program deals with the recognition, first aid, and importantly, prevention of injuries or illness from a variety of potentially hazardous marine life.
Topics covered include jellyfish, fish with venomous spines, blue-ringed octopus, sea snakes, fish poisonings and many more. The theory and video presentations are supported by practical; exercises in bandaging, bleeding control, pressure-immobilisation technique and revision of CPR. Optional additions include oxygen supplemenation and the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
Divers with decompression illness (DCI) quite often have some damage to their nervous system. The signs of this are usually vague and often go unrecognised causing delays in treatment. This program enables the participant to obtain essential information about a diver who has a possible diving injury. It also teaches the participant what information should be relayed to emergency services when they arrive.
This course is run over 4 hours and includes both theory and practical sessions.
Topics covered include: Identifying a diving emergency, identify when it is appropriate to conduct an On-Site Neurological Assessment and how to conduct an On-Site Neurological Assessment.
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