Our Diver Medic Technician Course is an IMCA accredited course which comprises of 10 days duration which is 72 contact hours in class with practical based scenarios.
The certificate is valid for 2 years after which time a 5 day refresher course is required.
To qualify for an IMCA Diver Medic qualification, applicants must:
Hold an offshore qualification in diving. This can be an LST, diving supervisor or commercial diving qualification recognised by IMCA (Offshore grade) or the Health and Safety Executive.
Candidates attending the course must ensure they are fit and healthy and free of any existing injuries. The course can be quite arduous and is mentally and physically demanding. Candidates must be in possession of an in-date diving medical.
Sport divers can attend the course however, an IMCA certificate will NOT be issued. A certificate of attendance will be issued from the centre.
Some of the content covered on the course:
· Casualty Handling Under Pressure
· Care of Medical Equipment/Record Keeping
· Diving Related Illness: Barotrauma
· Advanced Life Support
· Control & Management of Dive Related Injury or Illness
· Insertion of Chest Drain
· Patient Examination
· Basic Anatomy & Physiology
· Intraosseous Infusion
· Use of Defibrillator
· Oxygen Administration
· Managing Decompression illness
· Drugs and Pharmacology
· Use of DMAC equipment
· A qualified DMT (Diver Medical Technician) should :
· Be capable of administering advanced first aid and emergency treatment.
· Be efficient in carrying out the directions of a doctor in a diving environment.
Full Course Dates and Information
The DMT Full course is running on the following dates:
3rd – 14th October 2022
The DMT Full course costs £980 including VAT, meals and refreshments.
Recommended accommodation is The Liver View Hotel which is around a 5-10 minute walk from the Training Centre with reasonable pricing, free parking and WIFI. You can contact them on 0151 639 5723.
On site we have our simulation diving vessel giving commercial diver the best simulation in medical education. Walking out of a classroom into a diving support vessel with a saturation diving spread, diving bells for CPR training and a Medical Centre will provide our divers with the best simulation possible. We aim to continue 24 years of unrivalled education with the most modern facility in Europe.
All component parts of the course can be taught on sight allowing for a more comfortable learning experience.