Day 2 of 3, Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) Class
Professional divers have unique responsibilities and a duty to respond to unique situations; their first aid training should not be any less unique. DAN’s Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course is designed for commercial, professional, aquarium, and scientific divers, and it provides knowledge and first aid skills specifically for these work environments.
DFA Pro includes all elements of the DAN BLS and EO2 courses and includes material on neurological assessment and first aid for hazardous marine life injuries. In the neurological assessment portion of the DFA Pro course, you will learn how to properly manage injuries with neurological implications. You will learn to recognize these injuries and properly perform a neurological assessment. You’ll also learn what information to collect and relay to emergency medical services. Recognizing symptoms and responding quickly can shorten recovery times and improve long-term outcomes. In the hazardous marine life injuries segment, you will gain the knowledge you need to identify specific types of marine life injuries and the first aid skills to treat them.
DFA Pro is the most comprehensive first aid course in the dive industry. While geared toward dive instructors and divemasters, anyone, even nondivers, will learn an indispensable set of first aid and risk-mitigation skills.