Emergency O2 Provider Specialty Instructor


Philosophy

In the Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty course you teach divers and nondivers that emergency oxygen is a useful treatment for many injuries and the primary first aid given to individuals suffering from a near drowning or decompression illness (lung overexpansion injuries and decompression sickness). Their future course participant also learn how to provide oxygen in an emergency.

Priorities in the course:

  • The uses of emergency oxygen.
  • Dive injuries and their treatment with emergency oxygen.
  • Emergency oxygen equipment.
  • Safety considerations when using oxygen.
  • Maintaining emergency oxygen equipment.
Prerequisites

Be a renewed PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor (or higher rating) or have completed an IDC/OWSI within the last 12 months.

Duration

Approximately 4 hours - no dives.

Materials

  • PADI Specialty Student Manual for EOP & at glance card
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Outline for EOP
  • Pocktmask with oxygen connection
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