JFD, formed by the merger of James Fisher Defence and Divex, has launched the offshore medic diving awareness course (OMDA) at its National Hyperbaric Centre (NHC), Aberdeen.
The course has been introduced to drive improvements in safety standards in offshore diving, and will ensure that the designated offshore medic has the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with emergent and potentially life-threatening situations, the company explained.
Delegates are trained in a variety of areas, including diving legislation and safety, basic anatomy and physiology, life support services, diving related injury or illness, assessment and treatment of pressure related injuries, barotrauma, decompression illness, competency in the use of a telemedicine system, and the safe handling of patients in confined spaces such as saturation chambers.
Giovanni Corbetta, managing director, JFD, said: “We have developed the NHC OMDA course in conjunction with experienced diving doctors and leading experts to ensure that it is a comprehensive training service which will result in significant improvements in safety standards in the offshore diving industry. Our experts at NHC have combined years of experience with vital practical knowledge to deliver a pioneering new course that will ensure offshore medics have the skills and knowledge they require to deal with any emergent situation.”