Dive Emergency Management Provider (DEMP)

By bcwolfen - Posted on 22 July 2009

A dive emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger emergency.

Divers interested in understanding first aid care for dive emergencies can take the Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) course from a DAN Instructor. This program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN training programs into a single course — at a significant time savings without sacrificing any skills.

The DEMP course includes the knowledge and skill development from each of the following DAN courses:

Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid

  • basic life support
  • scene safety assessment
  • CPR (single rescuer, adult only)
  • obstructed airway
  • first aid assessments
  • control of external bleeding
  • bandaging and wound management
  • shock management
  • medical emergencies
  • lifting and moving

Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

  • atmospheric gases
  • respiration and circulation
  • decompression illness
  • oxygen and diving injuries
  • handling oxygen safely
  • oxygen delivery systems and components

Neurological Assessment

  • describe the warning signs of stroke or decompression illness.
  • identify when it is appropriate to conduct an neurological assessment.
  • conduct a neurological assessment

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

  • vertebrate and invertebrate envenomations
  • traumatic injuries
  • life-threatening complications
  • seafood poisonings
  • avoiding marine life injuries

After completing the skill and knowledge development portions of this program, the students then bring everything together in a composite scenario.

Course participants must complete the DAN DEMP component examinations with a minimum passing score of 80 percent on each exam. The instructor will review the examinations with each participant to ensure 100 percent understanding of the material.

Recertification is required every 24 months.

Each of the above courses can also be taken individually if requested.

Cost - $250 (+ GST)

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