DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment
The Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtain essential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency or suspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to emergency medical services. The Divers Alert Network (DAN) Neurological Assessment course is designed to: Describe the warning signs of stroke or decompression illness, Identify when it is appropriate to conduct an neurological assessment and teach how to conduct a neurological assessment. Only medical professionals should diagnose medical conditions. The information you gather while performing a neurological assessment can be useful to the emergency physician in understanding the extent of the injury and how it has changed during the time it took to transport the patient to definitive care.