Club members practicing resuscitation on a mannequin

Teaching oxygen administration

Eight members turned up to today’s oxygen administration and basic life support course.

This one-day course is designed to teach the administration of oxygen as a means on increasing the effectiveness of First Aid treatment of diving accidents. Oxygen treatment takes place on the surface – either on a boat or dry land. This course gives confidence to divers so they can assist with a diving-related injury.

Throughout the course, students learn:

  • basic life support
  • use of the pocket mask
  • oxygen and diving incidents and how they benefit from oxygen
  • casualty assessment
  • the use of oxygen administration equipment

Of course, we hope never to have to use these skills but we’re thankful to the club instructors for passing on their knowledge, should it ever become useful.