Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.
There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone.
Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers – boat crew, lifeguards, etc. – will benefit from having this training.
Additionally having this training for the workplace is an additional benefit to the skills that you will learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses
Emergency Oxygen Provider Course
- This class is not very long and can be added to any of the EFR courses.
You’ll learn about dive injuries, different types of emergency oxygen equipment and safety considerations when using oxygen. Then you’ll practice:
--- Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment.
--- Deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver.
--- Using a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver.
This is a great companion course with any of the EFR programs and should be taken (not required) before the Rescue course is taken