Med Dive in Minnesota March 9-10, 2019

Med Dive is Dive Rescue International’s renowned 20-hour training program for certified divers, surface support personnel, EMS professionals, and other medical professionals involved with dive teams. Students learn how to recognize and treat hyperbaric injuries. More importantly, graduates of this program will learn how to prevent injuries and safeguard their teammates. This program includes numerous hands on practical sessions. Successful completion of this program is measured in class participation and an end of program comprehensive test.

Med Dive is a prerequisite to many Trainer Programs.

Key training topics and the associated objectives include:
Medical evaluation of divers
Decompression physiology
Pulmonary Barotrauma
Rapid Field Neuro Exam
Field treatment of compressed gas injuries

Oxygen administration
Post-diving considerations
Advanced treatment principles

Prerequisites: All students must be a member of a public safety agency, at least 18 years of age and have current First Aid and CPR training.

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