Oxygen Provider

Heartbeat First Aid Training Centre

First Aid Training in Kent, London, Surrey and Sussex

Centre No. S23120

Emergency Oxygen Provider

This course (4hrs) represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise possible dive-related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility. Excellent opportunity for boat divers UK and on holiday, and HSE required continuing education for leadership-level divers and Instructors.


Half day (4hr) practical dry course for divers with First Aid training


Course Objective

The course is designed to train and educate the general public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive or non diving related injury. No prior training required. In addition, this course will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognising diving injury signs and symptoms, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.


The Oxygen Provider course is not designed to train lay persons to provide oxygen to the general public. While the medical standards and equipment are the same regarding the emergency use of oxygen for both divers and non-divers, the Oxygen Provider course does not prepare individuals to respond to the ill or injured member of the general public by using emergency oxygen.


Learning Objectives

Course participants must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of major diving injuries including near drowning and decompression illnesses (arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness). Course participants must demonstrate proper deployment, assembly, disassembly, and use of all components of the DAN Oxygen Unit. This includes use of the demand inhalator valve / mask, constant flow (delivering oxygen up to 25 lpm), non-rebreather mask and oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet.