Additional Courses

CPR, AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration

worker administering the CPR on person on floor

If an emergency happened right this minute - could you handle it?

Interesting question. We all want to believe that we can handle the problems that life can give us from time to time. A medical emergency can be one of those problems that life can give us - whether we are ready or not. As part of our overall commitment to the best in SCUBA instruction, we are offering a certification course that combines Adult CPR, AED (Automatic External Defibrillator), First Aid for Adults and Oxygen Administration.

An AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) is a device about the size of a laptop computer that analyzes the heart's rhythm for any abnormalities and, if necessary, directs the rescuer to deliver an electrical shock to the victim. Training in CPR and AED skills will enable the rescuer to use all the steps in the cardiac chain of survival, thereby significantly increasing the victim's chance of survival.

Adult CPR
Adult CPR training complements a variety of learning styles with hands-on practice and real-life scenarios. Take-away materials help employees retain skills and serve as reference tools in an emergency.  Combining lecture and hands-on training, this course teaches participants to: Call and work with EMS, Perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, Avoid bloodborne pathogens exposure,

Automatic External Defibrillators (AED)
This component represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognize the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and Automated External Defibrillators while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.  In addition, students learn how to use an AED on a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.

First Aid for Adults
This component combines lectures, demonstrations and video with hands-on training and practice. Participants in this course learn to recognize and respond to emergencies including shock, cardiac and breathing emergencies for adults, heat and cold emergencies, sudden illnesses and poisonings.

Oxygen Administration
This course represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public in recognizing possible dive related injuries and providing emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and/or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.

This 4-course program takes 2 to 3 weeknights.  This is the training that will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing what to do - if there is a problem.

Take the time to learn. Show that you care. Don't stand by someday and watch as someone you could have helped suffers or even dies. These are skills that everyone should know. Do yourself a favor and bring a friend. They may be able to help you someday.

This course is required for Rescue Diver and Master Diver certification.

Check our Calendar for the dates of the next course.

All course materials are included in the course fee.

You will receive your textbook with your deposit. Reservations can be made in person at the Tiedemann's Diving Center, or over the phone with a credit card.