Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries (EO2)


The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course consists of both an online module and an in-person practical session.

In addition to our regularly scheduled DAN courses, we also schedule this course on demand to meet your schedule. If you do not see a course that meets your needs, let us know, and we will happily schedule one that does.

A current DAN BLS: CPR & FA or other nationally recognized full CPR training is a prerequisite for this course.

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Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries (EO2)Administering emergency oxygen is the preferred first aid for scuba diving injuries, and early administration can drastically improve the outcome for an injured diver. During this course, you will learn how to administer life-saving oxygen first aid to divers who may be suffering from decompression illness (DCI).

You will learn about:

  • Atmospheric gases
  • Respiration and circulation
  • Decompression illness
  • Oxygen and diving injuries
  • Oxygen safety

You will develop the following skills:

  • Oxygen equipment identification, assembly, and disassembly
  • Scene safety assessment
  • Initial assessment
  • Use of Demand inhalator valve, Nonrebreather mask,
  • Use of Bag-valve mask, Manually triggered ventilator
  • Creation of an Emergency assistance plan.

Additionally, this course will teach you how to recognize the signs and symptoms of decompression illness and respond to them accordingly. The emergency response skills taught in this course are not unique to scuba diving; they apply to many other watersports and other activities.

Are you interested in becoming a Divers Alert Network Instructor? Follow the below link for information on the DAN Instructor Qualification Courses offered by Sugar Land Dive Center.


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