BSAC Oxygen Administration Course
As a diver you’ve probably attended First Aid training, during which you’ll have learned the benefit of delivering recue breaths to a non breathing patient. But did you know that by administrating rescue breaths together with enriched oxygen content you can increase the effectiveness of this technique?
Furthermore, in the case of most diving related accidents, the administration of oxygen can also be of benefit when treating such conditions.
There are 5 theory lessons in total, with the first one starting with a overview of the course, before moving on to review the Basic Life Support(BLS) techniques and recovery positions. We then take a look at some of the most common diving incidents; we will look at the causes of each incident, the signs and symptoms and how oxygen administration can benefit the First aid procedures when treating the patient.
On completion of the above lessons, the instructor will evaluate you on your currently level of knowledge with a short multi-choice test
The practical lessons cover 3 areas, which will includes, BLS review, the use of a pocket mask and administration of Oxygen in practice. At the same time as the above theory test a practical assessment will also take place, in which the Instructor will give you a number of practical scenarios to complete. On successfully completing both theory and practical assessments, you will be awarded the BSAC Oxygen Administrator Award.