Emergency Diving First Aid for Occupational Divers

Emergency Diving First Aid for Occupational Divers

Course Overview

This is a blended learning competency based course in Emergency Diving First Aid for Occupational Divers equipping the occupational diver with the knowledge and skills to identify, treat and manage the various occupational diving related emergencies and injuries. A pre-reading of course materials – the history of diving & diving medicine, diving physics, diving human anatomy & physiology with the completion of the necessary assignments will be required prior to the practical hands on diving first aid training. The participants will undergo practical skills training to recognise and manage diving related injuries in both conscious and unconscious patient/divers. The use of basic principles of Diving First Aid for emergency life threatening /non-life threatening diving injuries and related conditions will be covered. Techniques in administration of 100% oxygen, control of bleeding, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of automated external defibrillation (AED) will be imparted. During the, course competency for both Team Training First Aid Performance as well as Individual First Aid Performance will be assessed. For participants who are deem competent in the Practical Skills Competency Assessment a final examination consisting of multiple choice questions (MCQ’s) will need to be completed prior to attaining the Certificate of Competency in Emergency Diving First Aid for Occupational Divers

During the course if time permits , Participants will be introduced to Diving TeleBaroMed Portal for the Management of Diving Injuries.



Course Objectives

The course objectives are in accordance with the SS511 Guidelines for Commercial Diving in Singapore for ” First Aid Training for Diving Supervisors, Divers and Dive Tenders”

Upon completion of the course, participants should be competent in:

  • Administration of 100% Oxygen
  • Care for an Unconscious and Conscious patient
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Performance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Diving Accidents
  • Use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in Diving Accidents
  • Recognising diving -related injuries
  • Diving First Aid




  • Participants must be occupational divers, medical personnel (DMT’s, Paramedics, Nurses, Doctors)



Who should attend:

  1. Divers•  Offshore / Inland / Inshore Commercial Divers, Trainee Inshore/Inland Divers
    • Recreational Divers, Dive Instructors, Police Divers, Salvage Divers, Aquarium Divers
    • Dive Supervisors
  2. Dive Operation Managers,  Health & Safety Executives ( HSE)
  3. Medical Personnel- Doctors, Specialist Physicians, Nurses, Paramedics, DMT’s etc



Course Duration

  • 16 hrs – Pre-Reading , Assignment, Quiz ( 3 weeks prior to Practical Skills Training)
  • 16 hrs – Practical Skills Training & Competency Assessment



Class Size / Training Participants

  • Class Size: limited to 8 persons max (minimum 6)
  • Full course participation is required for certification.
  • Program Directors reserves the right of refusal of admission or certification.



On Completion of the Course

  • Occupational Divers working as Inland/Inshore Commercial Divers or Diving Supervisors will fulfill the SS511 Guidelines: First Aid Training for Dive Teams (Diving Supervisors, Divers and Dive Tenders). They will be able to recognize diving related injuries and perform the necessary diving first aid for conscious & unconscious patients – with deployment of emergency first aid medical equipment & oxygen resuscitation systems (ORS) to effectively administer 100% Oxygen together with control of bleeding, performing CPR and the use of AED. They will be able to write an effective Medical Emergency Response Plan based on the principles of Diving Injury Chain of Survival (P-STED) & Remote Specialist Integrative Consultations (RSIC).

  • Administrators, Executives, Managers, Supervisors, Health Safety Executive Officers who complete the course will have a better understanding of diving injuries, knowledge of its management, prevention and the Diving Injury Chain of Survival (P-STED) with the use of Remote Specialist Integrative Consultations (RSIC)

  • Doctors, Nurses , Paramedics who complete the course will be able to Prevent, Identify, Recognise, Treat and effectively Manage Diving Injuries