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This course is a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emergency oxygen (O2) administration, first aid, and automatic external defibrillator (AED) course combined into one program. It is designed to teach individuals the proper techniques to safely administer CPR, O2, correct first aid, and utilize an AED in emergency situations.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wishes to be trained in the basic life support techniques to provide assistance until advanced cardiac care responds
  • Any certified diver who would like to advance in dive training by participating in the SDI Rescue Diver or leadership level programs

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent

What you can expect to learn:

The following topics will be covered during this course and more!

  • What CPROX1st AED is
  • When do you administer oxygen
    • Oxygen for a non-breathing victim
    • How to administer oxygen through an oro-nasal mask while performing CPR
    • Oxygen for breathing victim
      • Non-rebreather mask
      • Demand valve mask
      • Nitrox cylinder/regulator options
  • Define Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    • Performing CPR
      • Self protection
      • Assess scene and victim – EMS and statement
      • ABC’s
      • Chin lift and gentle neck extension
      • Rule of 2’s
      • Continue CPR as long as needed
  • Define first aid
  • When and how must first aid be administered
  • Define Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)*

*Note: Manufacturers manual must be followed for proper use of the AED.

Skills you will complete during this course include all of the following, and more!

  • Emergency oxygen
    • Set up and use of oxygen cylinder
    • Use of different types of masks
  • Perform CPR on a manikin
  • First aid: treat a simulated injury for the following:
    • Breathing absent
    • Bleeding
    • Broken bone
    • Burns
    • Bites
    • Blows

What’s in it for you?

The student will be qualified at the end of this specialty to:

  • Recognize and evaluate an emergency situation and a victim
  • Know how to activate or alert the emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Be able to provide 1 person adult CPR, administer the proper first aid to a non-breathing or injured person, and administer O2 to a breathing or non-breathing person
  • Proper use an automatic external defibrillator (AED)

SDI CPROX1stAED Administrator minimum requirements:

The student will be qualified at the end of this specialty to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of oxygen administration, first aid, CPR and the use of an AED
  • Recognize and evaluate an emergency situation
  • Know how to activate or alert the emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Be able to provide CPR, use an AED unit, and administer oxygen to breathing or non-breathing person
  • Be able to provide first aid for two simulated injuries

Note: The certification is valid for 2 years and must be renewed

Requirements: CPROX1st & AED Manual and slate are required and can be purchased at Beaver Divers

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

Contact Us

Physical Address:
41199 U.S. Highway 6 & 24
Eagle Vail, CO 81620

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3743
Vail, CO  81658

Fax: (970) 748-1622
Office Ph: (970) 949-1012


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