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DAN standardizes Global First Aid Training Programs

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As Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) endeavors to advance safe diving worldwide, efforts to enhance the services available in the Asia-Pacific region are well underway. Over the next six months, every DAN Instructor in the region will have an opportunity to participate in a bridging workshop to maintain their active teaching status. These bridging workshops will ensure instructors have the support and resources they need to offer top-of-the-line training courses throughout the geographically and culturally expansive Asia-Pacific region.

For this transition to run smoothly, DAN Instructor Trainers in the region will conduct numerous bridging workshops in the coming months. Earlier this month, DAN director of training Patty Seery took the first steps toward standardizing training globally by travelling to the DAN World office in Melbourne. There she ran a bridging workshop for DAN Instructor Trainers, who have now begun offering bridging workshops of their own.

Participating Instructor Trainers from Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong reviewed DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) standards and delved into the specifics of DAN’s e-learning platform. To ensure that all skills are taught and in turn performed consistently, participants practiced a variety of methods of teaching first aid skills including adult, child and infant CPR with AEDs, ventilation using bag valve masks and manually triggered ventilators, managing obstructed airways, controlling bleeding, performing neurological assessments and many more.

After the skill review, participants discussed the elements of effective student and instructor candidate evaluation, and each participant then demonstrated skills for evaluation by their peers. The workshop culminated in a series of discussions to prepare Instructor Trainers to successfully conduct their own bridging workshops for DAN Instructors throughout the region.

After participating in the workshop, DAN World’s Asia-Pacific regional manager, Scott Jamieson, expressed excitement about the future of DAN training in the region. “The e-learning platform is great — it will be a saviour for instructors in this region who have previously had to pay high customs duties on materials,” he said. “They will no longer have to stockpile supplies for courses that may not ever happen or put students on hold for weeks while waiting for hard-copy materials to arrive. Overall, the trainers who attended left the program feeling quite positive and excited about the opportunities that will be forthcoming under this new system.”

Source: www.divenewswire.com

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For this week’s competition, we’ve teamed up with our good friends at Beuchat to give away an Air Light Bag!

The Air Light Bag from Beuchat is a practical travel bag that takes up minimum storage space.

  • Material: 600 denier and 1,000 denier nylon/PVC
  • Soft roller bag, easily stored in its mesh bag
  • Internal retaining straps
  • Zip fastener with eyelets for padlocks
  • Side compartment for fins
  • Outer document pocket with coated zip and carry strap
  • Backpack style straps concealed behind the foam back-plate
  • Drainage vents
  • Red over-moulded wheels; detachable wheel block

To be in with a chance of winning this awesome prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:

In a recent post on Scubaverse.com (which you can read here), we reported that the Philippines have been recognised as the World’s Leading Dive Destination at the 27th World Travel Awards. In the article it states how many islands make up the Philippines… how many are there?

Is there:

  • A) 7,209
  • B) 7,532
  • C) 7,641

Answer, A, B or C to the question above:

Beuchat Air Light Bag December 2020

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Quick Scuba Tips #1: How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving (Watch Video)

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How To Prep A New Mask for Scuba Diving. Can’t I just take my new mask diving straight out of the box? Well, actually, no. It needs a little work to make it dive ready.

In this, the first in our new scuba diving quick hints and tips series, I’m going to show you how to prepare a new mask for scuba diving with three quick techniques, all aimed at stopping your scuba mask from fogging.

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Dive safe, dive often!

James


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