Field Neuro for Diver

Course Description

The signs and symptoms of decompression illness can often be vague and ambiguous, and the performance of a field neuro test is a critical step in assessing the potential neurological effects of a suspected diving related injury. Field Neuro for Divers is a practical course that will help lay providers learn to recognize the effects of a diving injury on the Central Nervous System.

Participants who successfully complete this course will receive the following industry standard SCUBA certification(s): DAN Neurological Assessment for Divers, valid for two years

Course ID: REC 1250P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
17521 Jan 30, 2017 Jan 30, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $79

Contract Only Course

This course is available for contract only. Please fill out this form if you are interested in this offering.

Special Discounts

Exclusive discounts are available for this course. Georgia Tech and Georgia Aquarium Employees, Georgia Tech Students and Alumni are eligible for a $10 dsicount (coupon code "REC-10"). Please use the appropriate coupon code during the online check-out process. 

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout. Coupon codes cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart . To use this discount, a valid employee or student I.D. will be required in class.


Who Should Attend

Certified divers who want to learn about the effects of a diving injury on the central nervous system

How You Will Benefit

Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the following topics in Neurological Assessment:

  • Nervous System Overview
    • Components and fuctions of the nervous system
    • Possible causes of interruptions along neural pathways
  • Recognizing a Neurological Injury
    • Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
    • FAST
    • Taking a History
    • DCI and Potential Impact on the Central Nervous System (CNS)
  • Conducting a Neurological Assessment
    • Basic Assessment
    • Mental, Motor and Sensory Function
    • Balance and Coordination


  • Nervous System Overview
  • Stroke and FAST
  • Decompression Illness (DCI)
  • Conducting a Neurological Exam
  • Skills Overview
  • Written Exam



  • Textbook: DAN Neurological Assessment, Diver’s Alert Network (Item #381-3205)
  • Slate: DAN Neurological Assessment Provider Slate (Item #381-3280)

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Jim Consuegra