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DAN BASIC LIFE SUPPORT - CPR AND FIRST AID Good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports

 DAN Basic Life Support (BLS) with OLYMPUS DIVE CENTER

This fundamental course prepares you to provide proper care for life-threatening illnesses or injuries until professional emergency medical care is available.

The life-support skills taught in this course include one- and two-rescuer CPR for adults, children and infants.

Use of automatic external defibrillators, bleeding management, assisting a choking victims and responding to a person in shock.

The first aid skills taught include conducting secondary assessments, splinting and responding to medical emergencies.

The Fun Part

The fun part about Basic Life Support training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.

What You Learn in the EFR Basic Life Support Courses

  • BLS (Basic Life Support), CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
  • AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
  • Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

The Learning Materials You Need

Through a combination of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you will build the confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. The Basic Life Support (BLS) online training and videos preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations.


To enroll in Basic Life Support (BLS) courses, you must:

  • Care about other people and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency

Your Next Adventure

Beside the Basic Life Support course, Olympus offers additional training programs from Divers Alert Network (DAN). After completing BLS, take the PADI Rescue Diver course and the DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries.

For a more advanced course, Olympus offers Diving First Aid for Professional Divers, which incorporates the first 2 DAN courses (BLS and EO2) and includes material on neurological assessment and first aid for hazardous marine life injuries.

 Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.


 Course Price: $100/person

  • Class size is limited to 6 students
  • Weekend or weekday scheduling formats, year around

Course price does not include

  • Basic Life Support Student Pack and slate
  • Certification Fee

For more information or to schedule an BLS class, please contact Olympus Dive Center at (252)726-9432.

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