IHMP First Aid Modules

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IHMP First aid & medical Training

IHMP First-Aid and Medical Training

IHMP (International Hyperbaric Medical Programs) were the First-Aid training division of ITDA from the beginning but due to expanding our first aid training and medical certifications beyond the diving industry.

IHMP. ECR, modular, training, first-aid, CPR, AED, DEA, Oxygen, emergency, First Aid at work, IHMP-ECR (Emergency Care Responder), BLS/ALST. ITDA, Standards, IHMP First-Aid and Medical training offer a complete range of training and certifications in First-Aid and Emergency Pre-Hospital Care for all environments and situations, not just for diving injuries and accidents...  

Operating in 64+ Countries...

Basic First Aid Programs
CPR- BLS Basic Life Support -
First Aid At Work - Sports Injuries
Scuba ITDA
Diving & Advanced First Aid
Diving First Aid - Marine Life Injuries
Oxygen & AED/DEA First Aid - LST / ALST
Hyperbaric Operations & Tender / Supervisor
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First Aid Instructor Training
CPR - BLS Instructor - Sports Injuries Instructor
Diving First Aid - Oxygen - AED Instructor
IHMP Instructor Assessor - IHMP Trainer
Medical Training Director
IHMP First aid training & certification

About IHMP First Aid Training

IHMP have been the first aid and medical training division of ITDA International since  1998 and before that were the First-Aid and Medical Training division of the "European Technical  Diving Agency" (ETDA) since before 1998.

Our business philosophy has always been "be innovative, be prepared, and ALWAYS be human".

We are one of the few or maybe only first aid training companies that designs, develops and supports our own programs.

When you work with IHMP you get real people who have real life experience in teaching, training and developing your skills in the practical application of first aid and emergency care.

Whether you need help deciding which training program will work best for your needs, have a question about one of our products, or just want to make sure we really are as human as we claim...

just ITDA/IHMP (Stephen Craig-Murray) Are full members of the UKRC/854697 and also the ERC. The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) is the European Interdisciplinary Council for Resuscitation Medicine and Emergency Medical Care.

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IHMP AED First Aid

Flexible Modular Programs

We offer modular programs, whereby the students may decide which area's of training meets their specific or "Specialist" requirements and IHMP Instructors/Trainers may build a course around those requirements. We meet and exceed the ERC and UK RC Standards.

Core Modules
The basic programs are built on three core modules:
Basic Life Support BLS/CPR  (Study of Physiology and Anatomy) and General First-Aid covering CPR. Primary and secondary assessments, risk assessments, basic equipment use.
AED/DEA and  
Oxygen First Aid delivery systems.  
Other Specialist Equipment may Include; A Hyperbaric Chamber with multi-lock and multi-place options...

Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR

CPR First-Aid IHMP CPR First Aid Training is for anyone to learn the basic steps in life saving first aid and offers a basic certification level in First Aid using International standards and up to date techniques.

CPR First-Aid / Emergency Care Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped.

The American Heart Association recommends that everyone - untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike should be able to perform CPR in an emergency.  (You Could SAVE A LIFE!) Link below to ITDA Academy online:

Link to FREE CPR Program
CPR on the beach

Just a Few Simple Steps (Could SAVE a Life!)

1. Activate EMS (Emergency Medical Services)

Check the injured person for responsiveness.

If the person is not responsive and not breathing or not breathing normally.

Call "YOUR LOCAL EMS", USA 911 UK 999 Europe 112 etc. and return to the injured person. If possible bring the phone close to the person and place on speaker mode. In most locations the emergency dispatcher may be able to assist you with CPR instructions.  

Important Point - DO NOT WASTE TIME LOOKING FOR A PULSE! If no signs of response begin compressions.

2. Begin Chest Compressions.

If the injured person is still not breathing normally, coughing or moving, begin chest compressions.  Push down in the center of the chest 2-2.4 (4 to 5cm) inches 30 times. Pump hard and fast at the rate of 100-120/minute, twice as fast, than once per second.

3. Perfom EAR Expired Air Resuscitation

(Only if trained and comfortable with skill) 

Tilt the head back and lift the chin. Pinch nose and cover the mouth with yours and blow until you see the chest rise. Give 2 breaths.  Each breath should take 1 second.

More details about CPR...

CPR involves chest compressions for adults between 5 cm (2.0 in) and 6 cm (2.4 in) deep and at a rate of at least 100 to 120 per minute.

The rescuer may also provide artificial ventilation by either exhaling air into the subject's mouth or nose (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation "EAR") or using a device that pushes air into the subject's lungs (mechanical ventilation "BVM Bag Valve Mask").  

Note the mouth to mouth has been dropped in many Countries, however if you have a pocket mask or BVM then this may be effective in helping recovery...

Current recommendations place emphasis on early and high-quality chest compressions over artificial ventilation; a simplified CPR method involving chest compressions only is recommended for untrained rescuers.

In children, however, only doing compressions may result in worse outcomes. Chest compression to breathing ratios is set at 30 to 2 in adults.

CPR alone is unlikely to restart the heart. Its main purpose is to restore partial flow of oxygenated blood to the brain and heart. The objective is to delay tissue death and to extend the brief window of opportunity for a successful resuscitation without permanent brain damage. Use of supplemental oxygen in addition to CPR may be greatly beneficial...

See IHMP Oxygen First-aid

Administration of an electric shock to the subject's heart, termed defibrillation, (Use of an AED is highly recommended), is usually needed in order to restore a viable or "perfusing" heart rhythm. Defibrillation is effective only for certain heart rhythms, namely ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia, rather than asystole or pulseless electrical activity. Early shock when appropriate is recommended.

CPR may succeed in inducing a heart rhythm that may be shockable. In general, CPR is continued until the person has a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) or is declared dead.  ITDA/IHMP (Stephen Craig-Murray) Are full members of the UKRC 854697 and also the ERC The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) is the European Interdisciplinary Council for

Resuscitation Medicine and Emergency Medical Care.

BVM bag valve mask

First Responder - First Aid At Work
Emergency Care - Pre Hospital Care

This is a unique program from IHMP/ITDA and offers a medical based training program aimed at non-medical persons and professionals but offering a very in-depth study and practice with skills and exercises covering the majority of accidents and injuries with both diving modules and non-diving modules.

Your Instructor can tailor make IHMP First programs, using modules...

Flexible Modular Program - FMPAs this is a modular program, the students may decide which area's of training that meets their specific or "Specialist" requirements and may build the course around those requirements. Core Modules.  
The basic programs are built on three core modules:

1. Basic Life Support BLS/CPR  (Study of Physiology and Anatomy) and General First-Aid covering CPR. Primary and secondary assessments, risk assessments, basic equipment use.

2. AED/DEA and...  

3. Oxygen First Aid delivery systems.   A new manual for IHMP-ECR (Emergency First-Response) is now available from IHMP...We also include the use of BVM (Bag Valve Mask) and supplemental Oxygen. / Pocket Mask etc.   Modules maybe added for:   Diving First Aid - Sports Injuries - Patient Transport - Hyperbaric Operations -  Aquatic Rescue (Surface Rescue) - LST Life Support Technician - ALST Advanced Life Support Technician

Oxygen First Aid

Oxygen is the life giving gas, every cell in the human body needs oxygen to survive and to develop and grow / fight infection.  

Oxygen can also help to relieve stress, repair cells and to aid / promote the healing process.

In diving injuries like DCS and DCI rapid delivery of Oxygen under pressure can reduce bubble size and formation and aid healing...

Uses of Oxygen
Oxygen first-aid is used generally by EMS, Pre-hospital, First-Aiders, Dive Medics and also Fire Services and especially in the case of a diving accident or suspected diving accident. Rapid deployment of oxygen can save and slow tissue damage and even reduce stress and in most cases can save lives... Smoke inhalation and burns, Diabetic Flaps and non-healing wounds may all benefit greatly from HBOT...   (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy)

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