Leaders of the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide) convened in Kuwait on July 5 to conduct a First Aid Instructor Trainer Workshop (FAITW) with trainers and candidates from surrounding countries.
The FAITW, hosted by Reyadh Al Bannow of NAUI Middle East and administered by NAUI’s Manager of Member Relations, Jim Gunderson, spanned a two-day period and centered around First Aid skills required for NAUI Instructors to teach and administer NAUI First Aid – Powered by DAN Instructor courses.
The workshop’s focus is on coaching Instructor Trainers (ITs) in the use of training best practices and effectively implementing and organizing NAUI First Aid Instructor Workshops (FAIWs). Upon successful completion of the FAITW, NAUI ITs are authorized to independently conduct FAIWs.
“It is our privilege to coordinate with NAUI Middle East in continuing to bring the NAUI First Aid – Powered by DAN curriculum to our worldwide membership,” said Dallas Edmiston, NAUI Executive Director.
“By conducting First Aid Instructor Trainer Workshops at our global Service Centers, we are working to ensure the highest standards of First Aid training for dive professionals, especially the concepts, skills and procedures relating to diver safety and education.”
In addition to CPR, AED and Emergency Oxygen Administration training, skills covered include applying tourniquets, splinting, control of bleeding, conducting secondary assessments and use of Bag Valve Masks and norepinephrine auto-injectors. Multiple-injury scenarios are also posed to the participants in order for them to assess, treat and evaluate.
With the conclusion of the training, NAUI members can now expect workshop offerings within and beyond this region.
First Aid Instructor Trainer Workshops are designed for any NAUI Leader (Assistant Instructor, Skin Diving Instructor, Freedive Instructor, Divemaster, Instructor) who wishes to teach the NAUI First Aid – Powered by DAN courses.
The next scheduled workshops are to be held in South Africa, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. Additional FAITW listings and opportunities will continue to get updated and added on the NAUI Events Page at naui.org/Events.