WCFR received first aid materials from DAN Chief Medical Officer, Nicholas Bird, MD, MMM.
The first aid materials included books, videos and other materials from DAN Education courses:
The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of administering emergency oxygen for a suspected diving injury. This course introduces participants to the fundamentals of dive-injury recognition and proper first-responder care with a a variety of oxygen delivery systems.
Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish or other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort and pain.
Learn how to conduct a layman's neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.
The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support (BLS) to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services.The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services.
This program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN training programs into a single course — at a significant time savings without sacrificing any skills.
"On behalf of Worldwide Community First Responder, Inc., I want to thank Divers Alert Network for their generous donation to WCFR. This donation has made them a part of a group working toward the mission of preventing deaths worldwide through education and training. Thanks to DAN, we are closer to our WCFR Training Program goalsto improve the quality of pre-hospital care, and to lessen the adverse medical effects created by catastrophic events such as natural disasters, civil unrest, and famine — by providing worldwide community-based first response and first aid training. We are sincerely grateful for their support". WCFR Founder & President, Jacqueline Cassagnol, RN, MSN, PMC
About Divers Alert NetworkDAN is Divers Alert Network, the diving industry’s largest association dedicated to scuba diving safety. Serving scuba divers for more than 30 years, DAN provides emergency assistance, medical information resources, educational opportunities and more. Whether you are just learning how to scuba dive or are a veteran of the sport, DAN has a great deal to offer you.
Striving to make every dive accident- and injury-free.
DAN's vision is to be the most recognized and trusted organization worldwide in the fields of dive safety and emergency services, health, research and education by its members, instructors, supporters and the recreational diving community at large.
DAN helps divers in need of medical emergency assistance and promotes dive safety through research, education, products and services.
DAN exists to provide expert medical information for the benefit of the diving public. DAN's historical and primary function is to provide timely information and assistance for underwater diving injuries, to work to prevent injuries and to promote dive safety.
DAN also promotes and supports underwater dive research and education, particularly as it relates to the improvement of dive safety, medical treatment and first aid.
Finally, DAN strives to provide the most accurate, up-to-date and unbiased information on issues of common concern to the diving public, primarily — but not exclusively — for dive safety.
Visit DAN at: www.diversalertnetwork.org
About Worldwide Community First Responder
Worldwide Community First Responder (WCFR) is a non-profit/charitable organization with a mission “to prevent deaths worldwide through education and training”. WCFR offers two main services: WCFR Health Education and WCFR Training Program. The WCFR Health Education focuses on educating community members worldwide of fatal health conditions and preventative measures. The WCFR Training Program is dedicated to providing worldwide community-based first response and first aid training. WCFR provides its services worldwide to all communities regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, economic and social class. WCFR members are a diverse group of volunteers who provide their services free of charge. Through their efforts, WCFR members seek to empower individuals in their own communities and save lives.
For information on how you can get involved, visit us at www.wcfrworldwide.org or contact us at email@example.com