For all 'First Aid' courses within IAHD we use the courses of DAN (Divers Alert Network). These are the courses in which you can learn, for instance, how to perform first aid, how to administer medicinal oxygen or how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). IAHD is a full partner of DAN.
The General first aid training of DAN (Divers Alert Network) are training courses that can be followed by any person and include the first life-saving actions and follow-up actions in case of accident or illness.
Basic Life Support (BLS)
The Basic Life Support course, represents entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing Basic Life Support techniques to adult victims with life threatening injuries, while activating the local medical services.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
The DAN Automated External Defibrillator (AED) course, is an entry-level course designed to educate participants to better recognise the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and an Automated External Defibrillator pending the arrival of local medical services.
First Aid (FA)
The DAN First Aid course represents training designed to educate persons with a Primary Assessment / CPR / BLS certification in providing additional First Aid to victims with non-immediately life threatening injuries.
Although the course was designed to be taught together with the DAN Basic Life Support (BLS) course, it can also be offered as extra module to those who already have a DAN BLS or other BLS certification, respecting ERC guidelines. In a real accident situation additional First Aid skills are the next step after providing effective BLS.