Basic Life Support & First Aid is taught through Divers Alert Network. First Aid, CPR & AED is taught through The American Red Cross. Certification requires completion of the academic requirements and skill performance with the instructor.
DAN Basic Life Support & First Aid
The DAN Basic Life Support and First Aid (BLSFA) course provides entry-level training in providing basic life support (BLS) to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services (EMS). Basic life support includes airway-management skills such as the log roll and recovery position, one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and additional skills like caring for a choking person, controlling bleeding and caring for a person in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as illness and injury assessments, bandaging and splinting skills and emergency moves. This program meets current American Heart Association (AHA) and International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiac Care. It is an instructor-led program featuring skills demonstrations, both in video and in person, and skill practice with manikins.
First Aid, Adult & Child/Infant CPR, and AED
The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR and AED courses and programs offered combine lecture, interactive video demonstrations, and hands-on training with instructors who are clinically active medical professionals. Combined with the American Red Cross, our instructors provide and discuss emergency scenarios that are likely to occur in a variety of environments providing the skills and techniques needed to save a life.
- First Aid: Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies.
- CPR Adult: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults
- CPR Child and Infant: Participants learn how to prevent, recognize and respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies in infants and children under 12
- AED: Participants learn how to use automatic external defibrillators
Talk to a Denver Divers staff member or your instructor about DAN BLS/FA or American Red Cross FA/CPR & AED courses.