Scuba diving has many mental and physical health benefits, but it is not a sport without some risks. Accidents happen. But quickly addressing a medical emergency or an injury can literally mean the difference between life and death. Beyond the boat, divers who learn how to administer CPR, provide first aid, and deliver emergency oxygen possess valuable skills in every facet of their lives.
Want to make a difference? Learn how to render aid wherever an accident occurs—while diving, at home, or in the workplace—with a course provided by Jupiter Dive Center!
First Response Training for Divers
First Response Training for Divers is a comprehensive course that teaches basic rescue training, first aid, CPR, oxygen administration, and how to manage exposure to bloodborne pathogens. The eLearning component is divided into three modules, each with its own focus: Adult, Child & Infant Emergency Care Provider; Bloodborne Pathogens Provider; and First Response Oxygen Administration Provider. Combined, the three modules take approximately four hours to complete.
It's one thing to understand the need for first aid, and a completely different skill to physically provide it. So, once the online academics are complete, it’s time to go hands-on. First things, first. It’s important to know how to approach a scene, evaluate the victim, and figure out who to call for help if the situation requires it.
Then students will practice CPR compressions on a mannequin, apply bandages and dressings, assess when and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED), and learn how to administer emergency oxygen. Finally, students will also learn how to minimize the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens encountered through bodily fluids.
Workplace First Aid Course
The Workplace First Aid Course is also comprised of eLearning academics and a practical application classroom session. The online modules include Adult, Child & Infant Emergency Care Provider and Bloodborne Pathogens Provider. Like the First Response Training for Divers, students will learn how to assess a scene, practice CPR, apply wound care, and assess when and how to use an AED, all while minimizing the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. This course does not include how to administer emergency oxygen.
Jupiter Dive Center understands that workplace needs vary and we have a variety of options to provide the training that is best for your organization. For groups of 10 or more participants, please call the shop for additional information.
It's important to note that first aid is a perishable skill, and due to the hands-on application of these skills and the possibility of a change in what is considered “best practices,” a requalification course is required every two years, to maintain certification through First Response Training International (a division of International Training, the parent company of Scuba Diving International (SDI)).
Hazards exist all around us, regardless of our environment. Training and education will give you the confidence and skills to help in an emergency. After all, it’s far better to have the skills and never need them than to wish you knew what to do if the need arises. CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Provider courses are offered throughout the year but don’t wait. Call Jupiter Dive Center today at 561-745-7807! To learn more, click here!