PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognise scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.
What will I do?
During the Emergency Oxygen Provider course, you learn how to be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise.
You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice:
• Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment.
• Deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver.
• Using a pocket mask on a non-breathing diver.
The course will also teach you how to:
• Recognise diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen
• Properly setup equipment
• Administer emergency oxygen
What scuba gear will I use?
Scuba Leeds will have emergency oxygen units available to use for training and we can also help you purchase your own unit for use after the class. You’ll also need to have a disposable non-rebreather mask to use during practice sessions, which we can help provide.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone, and only your enthusiasm and eagerness to learn is required!
Though suited for divers, this course doesn’t just include dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around divers such as boat crew, non-diving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff.
Furthermore you don’t need any previous CPR or first aid training to take the course.
How do I start?
The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual is an important component of PADI’s Emergency Oxygen training program. You’ll review a step-by-step explanation of when and how to provide emergency oxygen before class. You’ll also learn about safety considerations, and how to assemble and disassemble emergency oxygen equipment. The care-at-a-glance card is a quick reference guide to pack in your gear bag and review in case of an emergency. To purchase this product, contact us.