Diving Medical Responder
Approved by Florida Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for 32 hours Continuing Education
The Diving Medical Responder Course has been revised and now includes water training. The course is now a 4 day course with an optional 5th day of training.
This course will provide training in the skills necessary to respond to a diving emergency. This course is for public safety dive teams, scientific dive teams, commercial divers, scuba instructors, and recreational scuba divers. Medical and non-medical dive team members as well as non-divers interested in dive medicine are encouraged to attend.
Topics Include: Physics and Physiology of Diving, Decompression Sickness, Cerebral Arterial Gas Embolism, Barotrauma, and more….
Patient Assessment, Vital Signs Assessment, Neurological Assessment, Airway Management, Chest Decompression, Trauma, In Water Skills (pool training).
Skill stations and scenarios utilizing mannequins. You will perform patient assessments, needle decompression, wound care and hemorrhage control with tourniquets and hemostatic gauze.
DAN Instructor Certification
Students that are Scuba Instructors and Dive Masters from a recognized diving certification agency (SDI, TDI, ERDI, IANTD, NAUI, PADI, etc) are eligible for the DAN Instructor Rating upon successful completion of this course. There is additional online coursework that is required, and an additional fee payable to DAN. You will not find a more comprehensive dive medicine instructor course available.
Optional 5th Day
Trilogy has added In-Water Recompression Treatment (IWR) as an optional 5th day of training. Students will have learned the academic knowledge and patient assessment skills necessary for IWR during the four day course. This one day module will review IWR Treatment Tables, required equipment, and practical training deploying equipment in a controlled setting (pool).
NOTE: Trilogy does not advocate the routine use of IWR. IWR should be reserved for remote locations and situations where a recompression (hyperbaric) chamber is not readily available. This is a great training for those involved in remote medicine, expedition diving, and dive teams operating in remote areas.
Course Tuition – $695
Divers Alert Network Registration Fee – $125
IWR Module – $250 (must be booked with 4 day DMR course) this module is not available for all scheduled courses. If available you will have the option of adding the IWR module during registration.
Host this course at your department, scuba shop, or scuba club. Trilogy travels throughout the United States and Internationally providing training programs.