DAN announces USCG approval of its first aid courses

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DAN announces USCG approval of its first aid courses

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Divers Alert Network (DAN) has announced that its first aid courses have been recognized as approved training courses by the United States Coast Guard.


About DAN: The world’s most recognized and respected dive safety organization, Divers Alert Network (DAN), has remained committed to the health and well-being of divers for more than 40 years. The organization’s research, medical services, and global-response programs create an extensive network that supports divers with vital services such as injury prevention, educational programs, and lifesaving evacuations. Every year, hundreds of thousands of divers around the world look to DAN as their dive safety organization. Join the DAN community or learn more at DAN.org.

The current version of DAN’s first aid and CPR courses, Version 3.0, was determined to meet or exceed the first aid and CPR training requirements for a merchant mariner credential.

Developed by dive medicine physicians and diving educators, DAN’s courses provide divers with the skills and confidence needed to respond in emergencies. All courses meet current ILCOR and AHA guidelines and are applicable to everyday life as well as diving.

Earlier versions of DAN’s courses were previously recognized by the Coast Guard, and the Version 3.0 courses were approved this summer following their launch a little over a year prior.

In addition to offering instruction in CPR and first aid, DAN courses cover emergency oxygen administration, AED use, neurological assessments, and first aid for hazardous marine life.

If you hold a certificate under the old version (V2.1), it is still valid for two years following the date of course completion. When you take your next course, you will train with the new materials.

If you are a DAN Instructor, Instructor Trainer, or Examiner and haven’t yet completed the V3.0 upgrade, contact DAN Training at oxygen@dan.org to complete it by the end of this year.

If you will be at DEMA Show, you can complete the upgrade there. Contact us in advance of the show to secure your spot.

If you would like to become a DAN Instructor, go to DAN.org or contact us to find an Instructor Trainer near you.

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