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DVG-013

Oxygen Therapy for Divers

4 hours

You will learn the Priority Action Approach including identifying scene conditions, which can endanger the rescuer or patient, transport decisions and critical interventions. Topics also include airway management involving anatomy, airway assessment, causes of obstruction and basic airway management for conscious and unconscious patients. Respiration, ventilation and oxygenation are covered with anatomy and physiology of respiration, ventilation techniques, complications and concerns with oxygen cylinders, regulators, accessories, operating procedures, patient application and signs of the beneficial effects of oxygen. This course is required by WorkSafeBC for all divers, dive supervisors or divers' tenders. All students will be required to complete a NIC waiver. Certification is valid for 3 years with a valid OFA Level 1 or equivalent.

Prerequisite(s):

  • WSBC OFA 010 or equivalents: (EMP) WorkPlace for BC Level 1, Red Cross Workplace Emergency First Aid, St. John's Safety Oriented First Aid Emergency Level - Industry, Academy of Emergency Training Emergency First Aid - Workplace. Please bring proof of the required certification to class.


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BC Transfer Credit Guide

This course transfers in part or in full to the following post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. * NIC students wishing to use their courses as transfer credit toward another program or degree are encouraged to review the Steps to University Transfer and contact an advisor.

* Please note, this information is provided courtesy of The British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) and North Island College bears no responsibility for the accuracy of data.