PADI Oxygen Provider Specialty
Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider.
The Fun Part
Breathe easy - knowing that you know how to recognize illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen. Being the best buddy you can, 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?
- How to recognize diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen
- Properly setup equipment
- Administer emergency oxygen.
- You will be required to apply oxygen first aid using a 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?
What will I need?
The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual is an important component of PADI's Emergency Oxygen training program.
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.