PADI Oxygen Provider Specialty Course
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.
The Fun Part
Breathe easy – knowing that you know how to recognise illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen. Being the best buddy you can be means being prepared – especially in a time of need.
What do I need to start?
Though suited for divers, this course has no prerequisites and doesn’t include dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around divers – boat crew, non-diving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff. You don’t need any previous CPR or first aid training to take the course.
Minimum age of 10.
What will I do?
You’ll learn: How to recognise diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen Properly setup equipment Administer emergency oxygen. You will be required to apply oxygen first aid using dummy and real oxygen units to a number of realistic scenarios.
Before class, you’ll review a step-by-step explanation of when and how to provide emergency oxygen. You’ll also learn about safety considerations, and how to assemble and disassemble emergency oxygen equipment. The care-at-a-glance card is a quick reference guide to pack in your gear bag and review in case of an emergency.
How long will it take?
Training duration of 1 day
What will I need?
The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider is open to everyone! You don’t need any previous CPR or first aid training to take the course.
Where can I go from here?
The Emergency First Response certification, which covers CPR and first aid, pairs perfectly with the Emergency Oxygen Provider course. You’ll also want to be sure to complete your Rescue Diver and Master Scuba Diver rating to be the best prepared dive buddy around.