Oxygen, fundamental to all life on this planet.
Oxygen, water and food are fundamentally important to all animals. Of these three basic essentials for the maintenance of life, the lack of oxygen leads to death most rapidly.
First Aid with emergency oxygen is useful or necessary as a treatment for many injuries, diseases and intoxications that interfere with oxygen reaching the blood and tissues.
For recreational scuba divers, emergency oxygen is the primary first aid given to individuals suffering from a near drowning or decompression illness (lung over expansion injuries and decompression sickness).
Providing emergency oxygen has become the standard practise for treating injured scuba divers since it provides oxygen to starved tissues and aids in bubble reduction.
Whether we are snorkelling or scuba diving, the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course will prepare you for near drowning or decompression illness situations incase something like this was to occur.
In our cars we have a spare tyre, in case we were to have a puncture. With water related activities this course is similar to our spare tyre, it is there in case we need it (hopefully we don’t), if we do need it then we can provide real help which could make a real difference to someone who needs it.
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course goals:
Develop your practical knowledge of oxygen equipment use and the two primary diving maladies treatable with emergency oxygen – near drowning and decompression illness
Increase your Emergency First Responder abilities
You are able to assist divers suffering from a near drowning or decompression illness
Encourage you to participate in other related PADI courses, specifically PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster
Encourage you to complete the Emergency First Response Course (Primary and Secondary Care)
What’s included in the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course
Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual
Emergency Oxygen Care at a glance card
Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Certificate of Recognition
Emergency Oxygen Provider Emblem
Who can become a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
Junior Snorkelers – 10-11 years old – old enough to successfully complete all stated performance requirements
Senior Snorkelers – young enough to successfully complete all stated performance requirements
PADI Junior Open water Diver – 12-14 years old
PADI Open water Diver – 15 years old up
What you need
Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual and knowledge review completed
A happy smile for three hours
Questions and Schedule
For the classroom you will need to bring your Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual and knowledge review completed.
Any questions about the Emergency Oxygen Provider Course or the schedule, please speak to the Whitsunday Diving Academy Team.