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Dive Medic

Dive Medic

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Published by: Art Del Rosario Salonga on Jan 25, 2011
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Dive Medic 
Chapter 1
Introduction p. 5
Chapter 2 -
First Aid Kit p. 14
Chapter 3
Anatomy, Diagnostic Signs & Symptoms p. 21
Chapter 4
First Aid p. 35
Chapter 5 
Diving Accidents p. 77
Chapter 6 
Quick Reference Guide p. 87
IDEA Europe
Dive Medic Manual 
June 2001Via Mulino di Pile 3 - 67100 L’Aquila (Italy)Phone +39 0862 318499 - Fax +39 0862 318542 Internet IDEA Europe:www.idea-europe.comwww.idea-europe.org Duplication and reproduction, even partially,of this manual is prohibited unless with written authorization.
Dive Medic 
Beginning in 1980, IDEA initiated the first IDEA Dive Medic courses.The first IDEA Dive Medic specialty courses were Dive Medic I andDive Medic II. These courses were taught by IDEA Scuba Instructorswho were also certified as Emergency Medical Technicians and Para-medics. There have been many changes to both the Emergency Med-ical System and First Aid since these first Instructors started teachingthe IDEA Dive Medic courses.The American Heart Association and American Red Cross haveupdated and simplified CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) for thelay person. Both the American Heart Association and The AmericanRed Cross have programs that include the use of Automatic ExternalDefibrillators (AED). These programs may be incorporated into eachagency’s CPR program. For more information on training in the use of Automatic Defibrillators ask your IDEA Instructor or contact the localbranch of the American Heart or American Red Cross. The Ameri-can Red Cross has for many years offered excellent training in BasicFirst Aid. There are also industrial First Aid courses available to thegeneral public. In the past there was a gap between the First Aidprovider and the EMS system. The EMS system consists of certifiedEmergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics of various levels.To address this GAP, a new level of care was introduced, “The FirstResponder” program. The First Responder program has been agreat success and many lives have been saved with its advent. How-ever, the First Responder program is generally used by the fire ser-vice and has a minimum training program of over forty hours. TheFirst Responder program is generally beyond the interest of the aver-age individual or scuba diver. There may also be legal implicationsinvolved that may influence the scuba diver or individual to not pursuecertification as a First Responder. IDEA developed the revised DiveMedic Specialty to bridge the gap between the basic First Aid pro-vider and First Responder.The Dive Medic course offers an intermediate level of basic life sup-port and First Aid to assist in the care of sick or injured persons. Thenew IDEA Dive Medic specialty is a combination of the DAN OxygenProvider, basic CPR certification and First Aid. Dive Medic offers two

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