First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Although serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures at some point in their dive careers. Knowing how to minimize these injuries helps you reduce diver discomfort and pain. The First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries program is designed to provide knowledge regarding specific types of marine creature injuries and the general first aid treatment for those injuries.
The nature and scope of this course is limited to training divers and interested non-divers and non-diving family members to identify potential hazardous marine life; to provide first aid for a hazardous marine animal injury; and to prevent injuries caused by hazardous marine life. The training exercises of this course presuppose that the ill or injured diver has already been brought to shore or is aboard the boat.
At the end of this program, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course, participants will be able to:
*Identify the four types of hazardous marine life injuries.
*Name at least five venomous marine animals.
*List five common warning signs of an envenomation.
*Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for managing a venomous marine animal injury.
*List two common warning signs of marine animal bite.
*Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for managing a bite from a marine animal.
*Name at least three marine animals that may cause irritations to the diver.
*List at least four common warning signs of irritations.
*Describe the appropriate first aid procedure for accidental contact with aquatic life.
*Identify two common types of seafood poisonings.
* Medical Guide to Hazardous Marine Life