However, simply having oxygen available at a dive site is not enough. What good is a tank of oxygen going to do for a diver in need if no one knows how to administer it? It takes special training to correctly and safely administer oxygen to divers and non-divers alike. By getting trained in oxygen administration and other first aid procedures, you ensure that if you or your loved ones are ever unfortunate enough to find yourselves in a dive related emergency situation, properly trained help will be nearby. Remember, the time to prepare for an emergency is before an emergency happens, not afterwards. Knowing what symptoms to look for and how to treat multiple types of dive related emergencies can mean the difference between a speedy recovery with little to no long term issues or a serious problem that could turn into a life or death situation.
If you would like to get trained for first aid or oxygen administration contact your local dive shop or call DAN and take the first step toward safer diving.