As a diver, have you ever wanted to have that little bit more confidence in your abilities to recognise and treat diving illnesses and injuries?
The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care for Divers course run by The Diver Medic US HQ will teach you to be prepared, confident, and armed with the knowledge to take control and deal with virtually any diving based medical emergency. The course consists of ONLINE theory and Face to Face practical sessions covering a vast array of subject areas.
TDM Pre-Hospital Emergency Care for Divers Course is designed for any divers who are involved in sports diving, Scientific, Military, Police, Fire and Public Safety Diving and divers exploring remotely. This course provides you with the skills necessary to deal with diving emergencies. Scuba diving is different from the commercial divers working in highly dangerous situations, however the accident and mortality rate amongst recreational divers is higher and their level of medical training lower. As a result, the course is just as valuable to recreational divers. The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care for Divers course will not teach you how to dive, it will teach you how to save lives’ and assist in treating diving related injuries. It will teach you how to work under pressure and when to make that all important, life-saving decision.
Role and Responsibility of a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Provider, Incident Assessment, Patient Assessment, Airway Assessment and Management with adjuncts,
Oxygen Administration, CPR and AED, Breathing Difficulties, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes, Head Injuries, Seizures, Medical Emergencies,
Heart Conditions, Vital Signs, Management of minor and catastrophic bleeding, Poisoning
Burns and scalds, Environmental Exposures, Drowning, Muscular-skeletal trauma, Diving Physics
Decompression Sickness, Gas Toxicity, Ear Injuries and use of Otoscope, Lung Injuries, Marine Life Injuries and more.
The theory of the PHECP course will be online training, at the end of which, you will be able to register for the practical section of the course that will take 2 to 3 days for the non invasive section. If you choose to go on and get the advanced training in invasive procedures, the practical training will take between 3 to 4 days. On completion of your practical course you will receive a PHEC for Divers Certification. The certification is valid for two years, at which point a 3 day refresher will need to be undertaken. This course is strictly a non-commercial diver course and is not an IMCA DMT Course.
To undertake this course you should be involved in the diving industry as a diver or surface support/Tender and have previous training in CPR or First Aid or Equivalent.
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