PADI Oxygen Provider Course
This course is 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.
What are the prerequisites?
There are no training pre-requisites or age limits for this course,
although having completed First Aid and CPR training is recommended.
How long will it take?
2 - 3 Hours
What will I need? (provided as part of the
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual
What will I do?
The course is designed to train and educate the general diving
public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected
dive injury. 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
course participant must demonstrate skill and confidence while providing
emergency oxygen to simulated injured divers by:
1. Assessing the scene
and oxygen provider safety
2. Deploying and operating the Oxygen Unit
3. Selecting and preparing the appropriate oxygen mask
4. Operating the Oxygen Unit and using these oxygen delivery devices: