PADI Neurological Assessment Speciality Course

DAN / PADI Neurological Assessment Speciality

Why take this PADI / DAN Neurological course

Rapid recognition of and the correct response to a suspected neurological injury, regardless of cause can help. It can help you convince the injured person of the need for emergency oxygen and help the emergency responder monitor the injured person's condition and report back findings to Coast guard or Ambulance crews.

Stroke is the third-leading cause of death and the leading cause of long-term disability according to the American Heart Association. Decompression illness (DCI) can cause and show as a neurological injury associated with scuba diving.

On-Site Neurological Assessment for Scuba Diving Injuries. Approximately two-thirds of scuba divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system. These tell-tale signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver initially this is why on site neurological is so important.

This course is great fun for ALL levels of Scuba divers or people who may have a stroke which is most of us. You'll also have lots of fun hands on training.

You will learn about:

  • Nervous system overview
  • Stroke
  • Decompression illness
  • Neurological assessments

You will develop the following skills:

  • Making a F-A-S-T assessment
  • Taking a history
  • Monitoring vital signs
  • Assessing cranial nerve function
  • Determining mental function
  • Evaluating motor function
  • Assessing coordination and balance

 Train in the UK - it's a little more demanding but..

You are qualified to dive in conditions similar or better than that in which you were trained!

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Who should take this First Aid course?

Justy about anyone as everyone may come across someone with stroke like symptoms but even more so for Scuba divers, snorkelers and people around scuba divers who may have to deal with a suspected Decompression or expansion Injury (DCI). 

You need to be at least 10 years old to enrol in this neurological assessment  course. CPR and first aid training is highly recommended.

How long does this Neurological Assessment course take?

Normally completed in 1 evening or half a day. We normally do the theory and practical in the classroom.

What comes next after your PADI Neurological Assessment Specialty Course

PADI Hazardous marine life injuries Speciality  - Learn about first aid techniques for a suspected hazardous marine life injury. Yes even in the UK. Identification of potentially hazardous marine life and how to avoid hazardous marine life injuries. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education. Often completed in 1 evening. Book Now - PADI Hazardous marine life injuries Speciality Course.

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty  - This fun and very necessary course is for ALL Scuba divers and people around scuba divers such as life guards, shore cover and family. It's great fun and very hands on. Training should be fun. You never know when you may need to give oxygen and it can make a hugh difference to recovery time should a diver get bent (Suffer from decompression sickness of lung expansion injury. Often completed in 1 evening. Book Now - PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty.

EFR First Aid training  - We run a range of first aid, first aid at work, appointed person and other first aid courses. Often completed in 1 or 2 evenings. Check out the EFR First aid options Now

What is included in this course

All training equipment, first aid equipment used during the course, Instructor Fees and Instruction.

What is not included in this courses

This course does not provide training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or scuba diving rescue.

Transport, Parking, Gas, Dive site / Dive Boat Fees, PADI Certification Fee and Kit Hire (Special rental rates for kit hire during courses).

The training exercises of this course presuppose that the ill or injured diver has already been brought to shore or is aboard the boat.

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