Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Got Oxygen? PADI's New Emergency Oxygen Provider Course

PADI is launching a new specialty course geared at educating scuba divers to better provide oxygen to fellow divers.

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. 12 March, 2008. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is launching the new Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty course with the goal of improving diver accident preparedness by teaching how and when to give oxygen to an injured diver.


Course Overview

The new PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty course is an entry-level emergency oxygen course that also teaches the recognition of dive illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen. Though suited for divers, the new course has no prerequisites and doesn’t include dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around divers – boat crew, nondiving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff. No previous CPR or first aid training is required to take the course.

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