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DAN announces USCG approval of its first aid courses



Divers Alert Network (DAN) has announced that its first aid courses have been recognized as approved training courses by the United States Coast Guard.

The current version of DAN’s first aid and CPR courses, Version 3.0, was determined to meet or exceed the first aid and CPR training requirements for a merchant mariner credential.

Developed by dive medicine physicians and diving educators, DAN’s courses provide divers with the skills and confidence needed to respond in emergencies. All courses meet current ILCOR and AHA guidelines and are applicable to everyday life as well as diving.

Earlier versions of DAN’s courses were previously recognized by the Coast Guard, and the Version 3.0 courses were approved this summer following their launch a little over a year prior.

In addition to offering instruction in CPR and first aid, DAN courses cover emergency oxygen administration, AED use, neurological assessments, and first aid for hazardous marine life.

If you hold a certificate under the old version (V2.1), it is still valid for two years following the date of course completion. When you take your next course, you will train with the new materials.

If you are a DAN Instructor, Instructor Trainer, or Examiner and haven’t yet completed the V3.0 upgrade, contact DAN Training to complete it by the end of this year. If you will be at DEMA Show, you can complete the upgrade there. Contact us in advance of the show to secure your spot.

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Mark Evans
Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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