Basic Life Support (BLS)
The DAN Basic Life Support Provider course is a training course that covers the knowledge and skills necessary to administer basic CPR as well as other first aid in adult life-threatening situations. The training teaches how to conduct and coordinating a rescue operation until professional medical services arrive. It covers a wide range of topics, including the chain of survival and the management of major hemorrhages.
Who is BLS training aimed at
DAN Basic Life Support training is for anyone who wants to acquire the knowledge and skills to administer first aid in life-threatening situations. We can face such an event anytime and anywhere, whether during a dive or in everyday life, at work or in the street. You do not have to be a diver to be able to effectively administer first aid to an injured person. Basic CPR training is required for professional careers as divemaster and instructor. It is worth checking whether your instructor has up-to-date training in this area.
Why be a DAN rescuer
Statistics say that if you are forced to give first aid to someone, it will most likely be someone close to you. It is helpful to know how to help them and proceed. Early initiation of Basic Life Support procedures (BLS) significantly increases the chances of such a person surviving while waiting for professional paramedics and shortens the time of subsequent recovery and recuperation.
Prerequisites for Basic Life Support training
There are no formal requirements to take this training. This is the basic level of knowledge available to everyone. The program is laid out in a way that is simple and easy to understand even for the elderly or young people. The knowledge gained in this course is the basis for more advanced training, such as Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (OFA) and makes it much easier to earn further rescue degrees.