PADI Emergency Oxygen Course: 5,500 THB
Have you taken an Emergency Oxygen Course? As scuba divers we all know that Emergency Oxygen Provision is important, but can YOU administer O2 if needed? If not, then the PADI Emergency Oxygen Course is probably what you should be thinking of taking.
On your PADI Open Water Diver Course you learnt that scuba diving injuries are rare. And although fatalities are even rarer, accidents and fatalities can and do happen. And as you know, Emergency Oxygen is the primary First Aid for most scuba diving accidents. Therefore Oxygen should given to anyone suffering from scuba diving injuries such as Decompression Illness (lung over expansion injuries and decompression sickness.)
The PADI Emergency Oxygen Course is a simple and fun half day / 4-5 hour course. The course teaches you how to recognize signs and symptoms of Decompression Illness (DCI) and then provide them with First Aid and Emergency Oxygen as appropriate. Something every scuba diver should be able to do.
As such, you simply cannot go wrong taking this course ...
- Duration: ½ Day Classroom
- Pre-requisites: None
- Minimum Age: 10
- Digital/Online Study: Coming soon
- Availability: Daily
- Group Size: 4:1
- Personal Tuition: 1:1 personal tuition is available
PADI Emergency Oxygen Course
This is a simple, yet essential, non-diving course. In fact, the course is very similar in structure to the EFR Primary and Secondary CPR / First Aid Courses. During the PADI Emergency Oxygen Course you will learn why providing 100% Oxygen is the standard First Aid for treating scuba diving injuries. Very simply put, Oxygen provides oxygen-starved tissues with additional oxygen. As a result, the increased oxygen in the tissues, helps in reducing and eliminating nitrogen bubbles in the body.
Delivering 100% O2 is vital in managing a Scuba Diving Accident!
The first thing you will need to do is read your PADI Emergency Oxygen Course manual and complete the Knowledge Review. In turn, your PADI Instructor will go through this with you in class. In addition, you may have the chance of Chris, our PADI Course Director, teaching your course. Chris is a qualified Dive Medic Technician with a lot of O2 experience. So if Chris is teaching your Emergency Oxygen Course, then he will take you through 1-2 hours of Physiology and Decompression Theory. The course does include some physics and physiology, just not the amount he will probably put in for you.
PADI Emergency Oxygen Course Practical Training
Once that is done you will move on to the fun part, the hands-on practical. We will start you off by teaching you how to assemble and disassemble an Emergency Oxygen Unit. Following that, we will look at how to effectively administer Oxygen through a variety of different delivery systems. These delivery systems are: Demand, Non-Rebreather Mask and Oronasal Mask with supplemental Oxygen. So not only will you learn how to prepare each system, but also how to correctly administer Oxygen with that particular delivery system. As different delivery systems are used depending on the patient's signs and symptoms.
Accident Scenario Practice
Although optional, we will run you through a variety of real-time "accident scenarios". We do this so you will be able to put your new skills to the "test". However, these are not "Pass"or "Fail" scenarios. We only run you through these scenarios to help you develop and master your skills and to build confidence. Moreover, we would like to train you to the point where your reactions are automatic. As opposed to you taking 10 minutes to figure out which mask to use, what position the diver should be in etc.
And don't worry it's not difficult, it just takes some practice, hence the scenarios.
Do not leave things to chance - GET TRAINED ....
Do you want to prevent and manage Scuba Diving accidents?
You are serious enough about scuba diving to be taking your PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course. Therefore, the chances are you will be looking to increase your scuba diving knowledge and skills even more. If so, then the next logical course to take would be the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
And the great news is that the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Course was designed to be integrated into the PADI Rescue Diver course.
Therefore you can easily take both PADI courses at the same time. Also, if you do not already have current CPR and First Aid certification required for Rescue Diver Certification, then we do that for you. However, we strongly advise you to take this before taking your Emergency Oxygen Provider Course. Although we can obviously run this for you and integrate all the courses into one excellent program.
And in addition, once you have your PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty qualification you would also be on your way to attaining your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. The Master Scuba Diver requires certification in at least 5 PADI Specialty Diver Courses and be PADI Rescue Diver certified. In addition you also need 50 logged dives.
Who thought learning safety could be so much fun ...
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Pricing Options
|Emergency O2 Provider Course||Classroom||5,500 THB|
|Private Course||1:1 Tuition||Add 2,000 THB|
|O2 & Rescue Diver Combo||17,900 THB|
|O2 & Rescue & EFR Combo||22,400 THB|
|Special Discount available for two or more people booking together|
|Included: PADI course materials (digital or paper), PADI certification fees|