Oxygen First Aid

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Oxygen First Aid Provider

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Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies

The Oxygen First Aid Provider and Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies courses are designed to educate the public to recognise possible medical emergencies and aquatic-related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and/or arranging for transfer to the nearest medical facility.

These courses are DAN-certified.

Specific Target Groups (general):

First Aiders and Company Emergency Response Officers (BHV) in organisations with or without specific risks (offshore, chemical, laboratoria, industry, construction), first responders at social events, first responders at sport events.

Specific Target Groups:

Swimming-pools, sailing clubs, lifeguards, Search and Rescue personnel, RNLI volunteers, divers organisations, scouting, fire brigade corps, survival training organisations and events.

Did you know:

Rescue-breathing is crucial during C.P.R.. The blood that is sent to the brain by the heart massage must contain oxygen to keep the brain in the best possible condition. This takes place thanks to the mouth-to-mouth breathing. Each mouth-to-mouth breath contains 16% oxygen. By providing oxygen  quickly via a cylinder, it is possible to give a minimum of 50% oxygen to the casualty. This increases the chance of survival.


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Course Objective

The objective of these courses is to train and educate the public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for medical emergencies and/or for a suspected submersion incident (near-drowning).

Learning Objectives

Participants must demonstrate mastery of the following objectives to successfully complete the course:

  • Describe the role and function of the cardiac and respiratory systems in the human body.
  • Identify and describe the major causes of medical emergencies and/or aquatic accidents.
  • Describe the mechanisms of drowning.
  • Describe the benefits to the casualty of using oxygen first aid.
  • Demonstrate the assembly and use of the emergency oxygen equipment used in this course.
  • Demonstrate rescue breathing and one-rescuer C.P.R..
  • Identify the indications for supplemental oxygen first aid use.
  • Demonstrate the first aid response of a non-breathing casualty/swimmer with a pulse.
  • Demonstrate the first aid response for a non-breathing casualty/swimmer with no pulse.
  • Demonstrate the first aid response for a breathing casualty/swimmer.
  • Demonstrate the first aid response for a casualty/swimmer who stops breathing during care.

Please note:

This course is not designed to train divers in the use of oxygen. Divers should participate in a DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving course.


4 hours for the training Oxygen First Aid Provider.

4 hours for the training Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies.


8 hours for the training C.P.R./A.E.D. + Oxygen First Aid Provider.

8 hours for the training C.P.R./A.E.D. + Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies.

Prerequisite training:

A valid certificate and/or diploma:

  • P.R./A.E.D.
  • First Aid Diploma of the Orange Cross.
  • Company Emergency Response (B.H.V.) (First Aid Module as minimum)


  • The DAN certificate is internationally recognised and valid for two years.
  • The certificate can be extended after a refresher before the end of the 24 months of the original certification.


  • The courses are given by a DAN-certified instructor (also certificed by the organisations mentioned in the page: About us).

Tailor-made and at your venue:

  • The courses are tailor-made to your organisation and will be given at your own venue.


  • The oxygen set used in the training meets the requirements of the DAN programme.
  • It is also an option to use your own oxygen set to familiarise your participants in using your own equipment. We can easily advise you to make sure that your set meets the necessary requirements.
  • If you do not have an oxygen set yet, feel free to purchase one via our organisation.

DAN zuurstofset Costs:

  • Groups prices on demand. Please ask for your own tailor-made estimate.
  • Small groups of 2 or 3 participants are also possible.


Should you have questions or require more information over the Oxygen First Aid Provider & Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies courses, feel free to contact us. We are at your service.

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