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Location
Duration
5 days (40 hours)
Credential Awarded
Several certifications

About the Program

This five-day course is for IMCA-certified divers who are looking to renew their two-year certificates. The aim of this refresher course is to produce a diver medic who is equally competent as one who just completed the full diver medic course. Particular attention will be paid to advances in diving medicine and training. You will receive training in advanced first aid and basic paramedical techniques that will enable you to provide medical assistance in remote locations until emergency personnel arrives. The curriculum involves theoretical and practical training in diving physiology and the medical techniques used to treat diving emergencies involving trauma, as well as medical disorders resulting from the direct and indirect effects of pressure.

Skills

Subjects covered in this course include:

  • systems of the body
  • monitoring vital signs
  • airway management
  • shock management
  • respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • trauma management
  • causes, effects, symptoms and management of diving injuries
  • proper use and storage of medical equipment
  • care and treatment of a patient in a hyperbaric environment
  • oxygen administration
  • medical record keeping
  • liaison with medical services

Your Career

Upon successful completion of this course, you will possess the skills required by diver medics working in the national and international commercial diving industry.

Professional Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive:

  • IMCA Diver Medic Certification
  • CPR & First Aid Recertification
  • Oxygen Administration Recertification
  • Automatic External Defibrillator Certification

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